Glenelg Travel Guide

  • Ferry slipway for Skye.
    Ferry slipway for Skye.
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  • Local walk from the beach.
    Local walk from the beach.
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  • View from walk, just off the beach.
    View from walk, just off the beach.
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Glenelg Things to Do

  • Glenelg Ferry

    The Ferry is run by The Isle of Skye Ferry Community Interest Company.A community owned and run company and we work to maintain the unique Glenelg to Skye ferry, the Glenahulish, as a Scottish National Treasure. The Glenahulish is the only turntable ferry of it’s kind in the UK. We want your experience in crossing on the ferry to be truly memorable...

  • Arnisdale

    Don't miss this road trip. It's a spectacularly beautiful route, offering super views across the Sound of Sleat and down into Loch Hourn.The road is narrow but has passing places and viewpoints, so enjoy!!As you near Arnisdale, the road descends very steeply onto the shoreside and runs through the tiny hamlet. The largest building is Arnisdale...

  • Glenelg Brochs

    Another wet and murky day. Off we set on the motorbike, in full waterproofs, to find these Brochs. There are three in this valley, the furthest away,Dun Grugaig, is little more than a pile of stones and is off the road. Really you should walk the half mile or so but we made it on the motorbike. Not over impressed with this one but the next one...

  • Corran

    Cotinue on the road from Arnisdale for another half mile or so and you reach the end of the line, Corran. This is an ever so pretty fishing village with nothing more than the odd house, a row of cottages and by the shore, a few old fishing sheds complete with corrugated iron roofs. It's all very much an "end of the world" feel and it is such a...

  • Walk to Sandaig

    Sandaig and it's islands is the place where Gavin Maxwell lived and wrote Ring Of Bright Water in the 1950's. Here, he introduced foreign otters (his pets) to the area and the place where his house stood and the grave of his pet otter, Edal are marked by memorials.We didn't realise how steep this walk was going to be as the track was diverted down...

  • Bernera Barracks

    Sat in a field not far back from the beach at Glenelg are the substantial remains of Bernera Barracks. Although they are now fenced off due to the delapidated state of them, you can still walk quite close to them.These imposing buildings, which lie at the end General Wade's military road, (part of the Ratagan Pass route) were built by the...


Glenelg Restaurants

  • Not Impressed

    I have to admit we were disappointed with this place. I had read reviews on the place and thought, ok, we're on holiday, let's try it. From the outside, it looked lovely. The inside appeared dark and gloomy, coming in from bright sunshine, and it seemed to be empty of anything much. We were the only customers and asked if lunch was being served....

  • Fantastic Experience

    Simply an unforgettabe experience!!!! How many people can say thay have enjoyed a cup of tea in the company of a couple of stags? Well, we can.......!!!!Once we had arrived in Corran,after our scenic trip on the motorbike, I fancied a cup of tea and the experience of Sheena's, giving us chance to just take in the beauiful scenery and tranquil...

  • Home Smoked Mackerel

    Part of our Scottish holidays involve fishing from our small boat. Usually we catch mackerel, but occassionally pollock and codling. This year while staying at Glenelg, we caught mackerel galore. Some, we gave to our fellow motorhomers but the rest we smoked on our smoker we had purchased last year.1. Catch your mackerel.2. Gut, clean and fillet...


Glenelg Transportation

  • Kyle Rhea Ferry To Skye tiny turntable ferry runs across the Sound of Sleat from near Glenelg to Kylerhea on the Isle of Skye. It's privately owned, after recently being bought, restored and operational once again. It's a great way to get to south eastern Skye, although, be warned, the road to Glenelg is steep as is the pass once you get across to...

  • Ratagan Pass

    A stunningly beautiful journey, the Ratagan Pass seems to climb and twist forever. It reaches 1115 feet at it's highest point and is not to be missed, purely for it's amazing views down to Loch Duich and to the Five Sisters of Kintail mountain range. Make sure you make this trip on a clear, bright day for worthwhile photos.The road begins at the...

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Glenelg Local Customs

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    Local Boundaries

    by nickandchris Updated Sep 25, 2007

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    Aha, this was a story and a half!!!! One of our fellow motorhomers, camped on the beach with us, told us the tale of these two fences. We had already taken the photo, thinking that two fences so close together was a strange sight, before we were told the saga.

    Apparently, the land here, starting from the beach and taking in the hill behind, belongs to two different owners. Arguments take place regularly over each other gaining a little ground every so often. I seem to remember, the fences actually belong to the same person, not being happy with where his first border was, he erected a second, taking in a little of the other fellows land!!!

    All the land to the left belongs to a man who was left it by Gavin Maxwell, in his will. He allows people to camp on the beach but does not bother keeping the place tidy, thus it looks like a tip at times. Such a shame, as the landowner on the other side, also allows camping on the beach but looks after the land and always welcomes people year after year. He even pulls out motorhomes that have become bogged down. Unfortunately, owner no. 1 is building on his acquired land and it is feared he is selling more plots to developers. Oh dear.... nothing stays the same.

    Local landowners' boundaries
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Glenelg Favorites

  • Loch Duich

    Loch Duich is a strikingly beautiful loch, stretching for aprox five miles, from Shiel Bridge at the head to Loch Alsh and Loch Long at it's northern end. Most people will know of it simply because Eilean Donan Castle sits extremely prettily on it's north eastern edge, just before the loch meets Loch Long and Loch Alsh.As you travel north along the...

  • Dolphins.....!!!!!!!

    I had read that sightings of dolphins, porpoises and minke whale were quite common in the Sound of Sleat. Every day I watched the sea for any disturbance. The first couple of days, not even a seal was spotted but plenty of seabirds pretending to be them.One early evening, as we were waiting for the tide to come in sufficiently to get the boat out,...

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    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

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