The Isle of Benbecula House Hotel
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... of the short ferry ride to the island of Raasay from Sconser, our first stop was Broadford, which despite being located under the majestic bulk of Beinn na Caillich (the Red Hills) seemed rather an uninspiring strip mall of a place. There was no tempting anyone to visit Skye Serpentarium and Reptile World (not even with a coffee shop) so we had a drink in the imaginatively-titled Beinn na Callaich Cafe, a quick look round the town and then moved on. All too ...
... to show, there were two separate waterfalls alone, as well as a formal garden and a walled garden. We got caught by a shower, but luckily were able to retreat to a potting shed that doubled as the garden museum to wait it out. Leaving the castle and from the town's car park we happily ate our sandwiches looking out over the harbour towards the twin flat-topped mountains known as MacLeod's Tables.
Leaving Dunvegan ...
Monday 17th September 2012
Fort William to Lower Milovaig, Isle of Skye
Daily total: 137 miles
We were up early this morning to beat the coach trippers also staying in the hotel. That didn't work too well because they were up early too. Turns out from the 'bonjours' and 'merci's that they were all French. What the poor sods made of Fort William I cannot imagine. Anyway, we headed ...
Well. What they say about the beauty in the highlands is absolutely true. And I didn't even see as much as was expected. The highlands were just incredible. So unique and massive and spectacular. The bummer was that it just so happened that the day that I picked to your skye it was raining sideways, fog everywhere, and wind gusts of 40 mph. We didn't get to see everything on the tour due to the fog and it was hard to take ...
Dunvegan Castle has served as the ancestral home of the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod for some 800 years. Our acquaintance with Clan MacLeod extends back exactly one year to the day, when we were campiing at MacLeod's Campground, on a beautiful beach in Dunvegan, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Overlooking it is the summer home of Alistair MacLeod, whose novel No ...
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- Free parking
- Pets allowed