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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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Pay the Ferryman

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... read more

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

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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I have been on this ferry a few times and recently took some Mexicans friends. I think this was truly the highlight of their trip! The ferry staff are very friendly, helpful and welcoming. A great introduction to Skye!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Best way to Skye, fantastic drive there, with great views of the 5 sisters. Ferry goes regularly all day. Really good pub lunch first at the Glenelg Inn. The collies on the ferry are great too. It's friendly, takes hardly any time, and is just a great way to get to Skye.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I've known, used and loved this ferry for 50 years. Every year, I wonder if it'll be there next year. How I hope so.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We decided to risk taking the ferry accross to Skye from Glenelg rather than going over the Skye bridge and were So pleased we did. This ferry is the last turntable ferry in the world and is run by the local community. 15gbp one way or 20gbp return. It is a short trip across the Kyle of Lochalsh and soon... More 

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Much Wenlock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Great little ferry to Skye, no need to book in advance. Only a five minute crossing but great views.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Dubbed the last manual turntable ferry in Scotland. Interesting for those who don't usually sail, but on a day with bad weather, you're exposed to the elements. very short ride (approx. 5 mins or so, for 15 pounds per car of max. 4 persons). The road to the ferry, and the road from the ferry on the other side, are... More 

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Gilbert, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We took this little bypass to our original plan of using the bridge from Skye across during out honeymoon. It was memorable and lovely. One feels a part of history using this ferry. It was fascinating to watch the crew skillfully cross the changing tides through this narrow strip. They are extremely friendly and shared stories along the way. Passengers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Fantastic ride across the channel today. Our hosts at the Hightower Lodge suggested using this ferry to reach Isle of Skye. It was a great winding road to the ferry with great views. The ferry itself only holds six cars. We happened to be by ourselves today and it was great! We saw a sea eagle spotted by the deckhand... More 

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Broadford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

...........Dorothy. We asked the Directors of the Glenelg-Skye Ferry Company if we could scatter the ashes of our dear friend as it was the last car journey that she had taken a year ago. They opened up early for our party on the Saturday morning to facilitate the ceremony and they went to the trouble of turning the deck turntable... More 

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Address: Address: Glenelg, Scotland
Phone Number: 01599-52-23-55-07881-63-47-26
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Lochaber  >  Glenelg

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