Local Activities and Places of Interest
This is great hill walking and mountain climbing country: the Black & Red Cuillins are nearby, also Blaven, Beinn Na Caillich and Bheinn Mhor to name but a small selection. Good fishing is also possible with a choice of fresh and sea water rivers and lochs. Alternatively, bring a bicycle (or hire one locally) and enjoy the the wind in your hair and the freedom of Skye for a complete escape!
Broadford, six miles to the east, offers shops, bike hire, Tourist Information Centre and other services. The Tourist Information Centre (UK telephone no. 08452 255121) is well worth a visit to obtain the latest advice on activities and events, and to buy maps, guides, postcards and souvenirs.
Portree - the island's capital - is 19 miles to the north-west, with its picturesque harbour and choice of shops, pubs and cafes. At nearby Sconser there is a ferry crossing to the Isle of Raasay operated by Caledonian MacBrayne.
The Isle of Skye offers an excellent range of restaurants, from simple home-cooking to world class excellence. Read other travellers' recommendations on TripAdvisor's Isle of Skye restaurant page.
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