Sleat, Armdale and Kyleakin

Sleat, Armdale and Kyleakin

The southern coastal fringe of Sleat (pronounced Slate) is so fertile and richly wooded that it has become known as the Garden of Skye. The views across to the mainland and the peaks of Knoydart are fabulous, but even they are surpassed by those of the Cuillin from the northern coast between Ord and Tarskavaig, a coastline blessed with several sandy beaches.

East of Sleat is Kylerhea which is the closest part of Skye to mainland Scotland and site of its oldest ferry route. This is still the most picturesque gateway to the island, backed by hills which may be less dramatic than those further north, but which provide wonderful panoramas. Further east still is Kyleakin and the striking Skye Bridge - now free after a long campaign by the islanders.


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