Broadford Bay, Isle of Skye

Broadford Bay, Isle of Skye, Scotland

This evening, I am focusing on the village of Broadford on the Isle of Skye.

From my perspective, Broadford is strategically situated for tours of Skye  being relatively close to both the Skye Bridge, Kyleakin  and the ferry port at Armadale. Other facilities include:

  • A wide variety of lodgings.
  • Supermarket with cash machine.
  • Tourist Information Office.
  • A ‘craft enclave’ comprising art gallery, jewellery, textiles and second hand bookshop.
  • A few good restaurants.

From a historic perspective, ath is the Gaelic name for ford and Broadford is a literal translation from the Gaelic an Ath Leathan.  In the 18th century, Broadford started life as a cattle market and later became the hub for access to other parts of the islands, much as it is today.

Here is a video clip  of the harbour looking towards Broadford.

Broadford Harbour, Isle of Skye

Broadford Harbour, Isle of Skye, Scotland

 

Broadford Landscape, Isle of Skye

Broadford Landscape, Isle of Skye, Scotland

 

Sunset at Broadford, Isle of Skye

Sunset at Broadford, Isle of Skye, Scotland

 

As stated above, I view Broadford as an excellent base for touring Skye.

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