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