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The Skye Ferry

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Address: , Glenelg, Scotland
Phone Number: 01599-52-23-55-07881-63-47-26
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Much, much better than the new-fangled bridge...

Yes, it's easy to go over the bridge to Skye, but you should at least come back on the ferry from Kylerhea to Glenelg. The ferry itself, the Glenachulish, is the last manually... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Yes, it's easy to go over the bridge to Skye, but you should at least come back on the ferry from Kylerhea to Glenelg. The ferry itself, the Glenachulish, is the last manually operated turntable ferry in Scotland. Although over 40 years old, she is said to be ideally suited to this crossing. However, there has been a car ferry... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Last turntable ferry in the world should be experienced while it's still working. Soon it might be too late... Sea, dolphins, seals, sea eagles, quirkiness, - what's not to like!

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A quaint and efficient way to cross to Skye. The drive to the ferry on Skye and also on the mainland is spectacular

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is definitly a must for travellers to Skye! The old ferry takes you from Glenelg to Kylerhea. It's a community run initiative that runs the ferry from mid April to mid Oct. From Kylerhea there is a very nice single track lane (11 M.) to join the main road from the Skye bridge

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south wales, uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic! This ferry is an experience you shouldnt miss. The guys who run it are very friendly. They had a laugh and joke with us and remembered us a few days later which was fab. You get a brilliant view of seals in the wild, we weren't lucky enough to see the sea eagles or otters but the kids loved... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

There can't be any better way to get over the sea to Skye than on this old ferry! We used it two days running to get over to the island...has to be better than using the bridge any day!

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Hull
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is the most breathtaking way to travel from the mainland to the isle of Skye. While you wait for the ferry you can play with the very friendly Border Collie who will not go away until you have thrown it a stick. There is also a small lighthouse that sells gifts that raise money to help keep the ferry... More 

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The drive to the ferry is interesting in itself, some great views and some very narrow roads. We were lucky to arrive and drive straight on to the ferry and completed our crossing in no time. The views from the ferry are lovely, and the volunteer staff were very friendly. Obviously the bridge on to Skye is quick, easy and... More 

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The bridge has had many benefits for Skye but taking this small, 4 car, turntable ferry across to or from the island will be one of the highlights of your visit. We were staying on Skye for a week but exploring some of the nature and visting the site of Gavin Maxwell's Ring of Brightwater and so took the ferry... More 

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Forres, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This may not be the only way to arrive in Skye but it's certainly the best. Take a few extra minutes and pay the ferryman. You can go anywhere on a concrete bridge but this is the old way and by doing so you will help to preserve a real way of life.

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