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A short trip to Lewis and Harris

Posted by on Jan 16, 2016 in Photos, Places to visit |

Since we started the B&B over three years ago, a number of our guests have either travelled to or travelled from the Outer Herbrides or Western Isles. The northernmost headland of the islands, Lewis and Harris, make up the largest island in Scotland and are renowned for their contrasting landscapes and attractions. Harris is characterised by high...

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Old Man of Storr

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015 in Places to visit, Skye |

Following the recent bout of stormy weather, we (Kasia, Charlie the dog and myself) took advantage of the first sunny day in a while and decided to climb up to the Old Man of Storr. Located just a five minutes drive from the house, the hike to the Storr Sanctuary is probably the most popular walk on Skye. The climb from the car park is both steep and...

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Promoting Local Art

Posted by on Apr 26, 2014 in Places to visit |

It would be rude of us not to mention the wonderful ‘wallhangings’ that adorn the walls of our dining room, kitchen and private lounge. We decided that instead of buying paintings to enhance the look of our rooms, we should go for something alternative whilst still promoting local art. We loved the look of the rugs which are displayed on the walls of...

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Skye’s Tropical Paradise

Posted by on May 3, 2013 in Photos, Places to visit, Skye |

  When the opportunity arises, which is not very often now the B&B is up and running, we have found an amazing place where we can go for a walk and relax for an hour or two. The Coral Beach at Claigan (not far from Dunvegan Castle) is Skye’s very own tropical paradise. The first time we visited the beach we were mesmerised by the brilliant white...

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Dinosaur Footprints

Posted by on Mar 29, 2013 in Places to visit, Skye |

  Our third visit to the beach at An Corran, Staffin finally paid dividends. On the verge of going home disappointed again, we were fortunate to witness a local girl show her two young companions the dinosaur footprints embedded in the flat rock. Trying to maintain a level of coolness, we casually meandered towards the imprints, pretending we knew...

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Photographers’ Heaven

Posted by on Feb 27, 2013 in Places to visit, Skye |

  View of Cuillins from Elgol Another place we recently found of stunning natural beauty is Elgol in the west of the island. Approximately one hour from Portree, this quiet village must have one of the most spectacular views on the island and is a must visit for all budding photographers and those inspired by the Cuillin mountain range. Local...

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