SLI­GACHAN HO­TEL & SEUMAS BAR ISLE OF SKYE

Sit­u­ated on the dreamy Isle of Skye, with the jagged Black Cuillin rear­ing up to one side and the weath­ered Red Hills to the other, the Sli­gachan Ho­tel is a fa­mous and beloved Skye stop-off for good rea­son...

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With a long his­tory as a moun­taineers’ lodge, the ho­tel is po­si­tioned slap-bang in the mid­dle of the is­land, mak­ing it ideal to ac­cess just about ev­ery­where. Usu­ally be­ing on a main road would de­tract from its ap­peal, but this is Skye. In a land­scape of moun­tains, lochs and rivers, you might be on the main thor­ough­fare but it feels like a lost world. Plus, on an isle where travel can be slow get­ting around, it’s use­ful to base your­self with easy ac­cess.

Then there’s the ac­com­mo­da­tion. There are 21 ho­tels rooms, from com­fort­able and wellap­pointed sin­gles to fam­ily rooms, all en-suite. Or you can choose from one of the two stun­ning mod­ern cot­tages sleep­ing eight, the lodge sleep­ing 11, the bud­get bunkhouse or a ‘tur­nup and pitch-up’ camp­site across the road.

But per­haps the best thing at the end of a full day is choos­ing from the 400 whiskeys from all over Scot­land, or a pint from the

ho­tel’s on-site Cuillin Brew­ery. Food is served in the bar or res­tau­rant de­pend­ing on whether you want a din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence or some good pub grub. Ei­ther way, your trip to Skye is sorted.

KEITH FER­GUS

...a su­perb High­lands walk con­tain­ing one Cor­bett, two Mun­ros and a pub to fin­ish?

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