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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Harlow, United Kingdom
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Harlow, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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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7 reviews
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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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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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Uk
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92 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

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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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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