Armadale Bay

This evening I am reporting on the village of Armadale which is located close to the Southern tip of the Isle of Skye in Scotland’s Inner Hebrides.

Armadale has a high throughput of visitors because it is a ferry port providing a regular link (about 30 mins crossing time) with Mallaig on the Scottish mainland opposite.

Although there are hotels and B&Bs in the area, Armadale is, essentially, a transit point as a function of the ferry link.

Activities and Places of Interest:

  • A good location for hiking as illustrated in this blog post.
  • Nearby is the higher education college known as Sabhal Mòr Ostaig where Scottish Gaelic is the sole medium of instruction.
  • About one mile from the ferry terminal is an excellent visitor centre which comprises Armadale Castle (a ruin) and extensive grounds, Museum of the Isles and Clan Donald Centre.
  • The new Torabhaig Whisky Distillery at Teangue which welcomes visitors.
  • Various artist and craft studios.

Exhibit at Museum of the Isles

Landscape view of Armadale Castle

View of harbour and ferry

Armadale Castle

CalMac Ferry approaching Armadale

Moorings at Armadale