How To Get Here

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BY ROAD  

 There are four ways to get to the Isle of Skye.If you come via the Skye Bridge, continue along the A87 to Portree (34 miles), then take the A855 to Staffin (16 miles). Continue for another mile or so until you pass a road to your left signposted Uig. Continue along the A855 for another half-mile (it turns into a single track road), and you will see Gairloch View on your right. 

 If you come via the Mallaig-Armadale ferry, take the A851 north from Armadale (signposted Broadford) until it joins the A87 (15 miles), then turn left along the A87 and continue as above (45 miles). 

 If you come via the Glenelg-Kylerhea ferry, take the minor road north from Kylerhea until it joins the A87 (7 miles), then turn left along the A87 and continue as above (48 miles). 

 If you come from the Tarbert-Uig or Lochmaddy-Uig ferry, follow the traffic off the ferry along the A87 for about half a mile, then turn sharp left along the A855 signposted Staffin. After a further mile turn right along a minor road signposted "Staffin via Quiraing". This road takes you over the Trotternish Ridge to Staffin (8 miles), with spectacular views on the way.  It is not suitable for very large vehicles or vehicles towing a trailer, and it is also best avoided when there is mist on the hills or snow on the ground. But it is no trouble in an ordinary car on a clear day.  When you reach the A855 on the Staffin side, turn left and after half a mile you will see Gairloch View on your right. If you wish to avoid the hill road, continue instead northwards along the A855 and follow it as it bends round the coast and eventually turns southward past Flodigarry and then into Digg (16 miles).  Here you will see Gairloch View on your left. This is also a very scenic route. 

 For Sat Navs - the postcode is IV51 9LA

drive from bridge
drive from Uig

By Bus 

 Citylink buses run to Portree from Glasgow, Fort William, Inverness and Kyle of Lochalsh, with connections from all parts of Scotland. From Portree there is a Stagecoach bus service to Flodigarry. The driver will know where to put you off, if you tell him you are staying with us. If you are arriving from the Western Isles ferry at Uig, there may be a Stagecoach bus round the north end of the Trotternish peninsula to Digg.  Or for the more adventurous, there is an open-top bus, which operates between 3rd June and 7th September. For more information, click here 

By Train 

 Scotrail will get you as far as Kyle of Lochalsh or Mallaig. From Kyle take the Citylink bus as above. From Mallaig take the ferry to Armadale, then a Highland Country Bus or a Skyeways Bus to Portree, then a Highland Country Bus to Digg as above. 

By Air 

 The nearest airport is Inverness, served by Flybe, easyJet, Lufthansa, Helvetic/Falcontravel. (Live arrival and departures boards at Inverness Airport). From there get the Citylink bus as above, or a train to Kyle and then the Citylink bus. Or hire a car in Inverness. If you arrive by air at Glasgow or Edinburgh you can hire a car from Easycar or 1car1.com

By Sea 

 Details of ferries to the UK can be found at Aferry.co.uk. There is a Superfast Ferry from Zeebrugge to Rosyth in Scotland. Caledonian MacBrayne ferries also serve this end of the Highlands. 

Taxis 

 From Uig, phone Uig Taxis on 01470 542342 or 542441. From Portree there are usually taxis to be found in the main square. From further afield try Glasgow Airport Millennium Taxis who will bring you from any airport or anywhere else in Scotland. 

Car Hire (on Skye)  

 Ewen MacRae at Portee (01478 612554)
 Highland Motors at Borve Portree (01470 532264) 
 Jans at Portree (01478 612087) 

Bicycle Hire (on Skye) 

 Skye Bicycle Hire at Uig (01470 542316)
 Island Cycles at Portree (01478 613121)
 Fairwinds Bicycle Hire at Broadford (01471 822270) 

 For the latest travel information of all kinds phone Portree Tourist Office on 01478614906