View of Cuillin Mountains from Elgol, Skye

View of Cuillin Mountains from Elgol, Skye

This evening, I am posting information on the trip to Elgol on Isle of Skye, Scotland. Access is via a by a 14 mile long (45 minute), single track road, B8083 from Broadford with no option but to return via the same road. Travelling along the 8083 is part of the experience of visiting Elgol because:

  • The road is single-track and slow-going.
  • Passes through rugged scenery.
  • Quite common to encounter sheep and cattle on the road.
  • Passes the ruined Cill Chriosd Church (Christ’s Church) with its ancient burial ground.
  • Winds round the edges of Loch Slappin.
  • En-route can be found craft shops and an archaeological site.

Information on the village of Elgol:

  • A community focused on crofting, tourism and fishing with contingent of Gaelic speakers.
  • Various tourist related facilities such as coffee shop, accommodation and restaurant.
  • Superb views of the Cuillin Hills.
  • Connections with Clan Mackinnon.
  • Hiking trails.
  • Fishing trips.
  • Rock climbing.
  • Boat trips to Loch Coruisk.
  • Tourist accommodation.
  • A connection with Bonnie Prince Charlie who passed through here on July 4th 1746 after his defeat at Culloden.
  • Good opportunities for photography.
Rock climbing at Elgol, Skye, Scotland.

Rock climbing at Elgol, Skye, Scotland.

Pleasure boat trip from Elgol, Skye

Pleasure boat trip from Elgol, Skye

View of Cuillin Mountains from Elgol, Skye.

View of Cuillin Mountains from Elgol, Skye.

Fishing boat at Elgol Harbour, Skye, Scotland.

Fishing boat at Elgol Harbour, Skye, Scotland.

Village of Elgol, Skye, Scotland.

Village of Elgol, Skye, Scotland.

Bovine road blockage, road to Elgol, Skye

Bovine road blockage, road to Elgol, Skye

Landscape view from Cill Chriosd, Skye

Landscape view from Cill Chriosd, Skye

Cill Chriosd

Cill Chriosd

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