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Loch Coruisk
Loch Coruisk
Owner description: Loch Coruisk (Gaelic Coire Uisg/the 'Cauldron of Waters') is an inland fresh-water loch lying at the foot of the Black Cuillin on the Isle of Skye. Loch Coruisk is reputed to be... more Owner description: Loch Coruisk (Gaelic Coire Uisg/the 'Cauldron of Waters') is an inland fresh-water loch lying at the foot of the Black Cuillin on the Isle of Skye. Loch Coruisk is reputed to be the home of a water horse. After staying at Dunvegan Castle, Sir Walter Scott visited the Cuillin and Loch Coruisk in 1814 and described it thus: 'Rarely human eye has known A scene so stern as that dread lake, With its dark ledge of barren stone...' The loch is accessible by boat from Elgol or on foot from Sligachan (approximately 7-8 miles distance). It is also possible to walk from Elgol, but one section of the path known as the 'Bad Step' presents some potential difficulties for the nervous or inexperienced walker. The northern end of the loch is ringed by the Black Cuillin, often wreathed in cloud. From the southern end the Scavaig River, only a few hundred yards long, discharges into a sea loch, Loch Scavaig. The loch is nearly two miles long, but only about 400 yards wide. less
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas; Bodies of Water
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Spar Cave
Spar Cave
Attraction type: Caverns & Caves
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Quiraing
Quiraing(Portree)
These unique rock formations are a popular destination for hikers and climbers.
Attraction type: Geologic Formations
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Portree Harbour
Portree Harbour(Portree)
Attraction type: Bodies of Water
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Portree VisitScotland iCentre
Portree VisitScotland iCentre(Portree)
Owner description: The centre is open all year so call in and speak to our friendly, knowledgeable staff. They will be happy to advise you on walks, tours, local attractions and outstanding scenery... more Owner description: The centre is open all year so call in and speak to our friendly, knowledgeable staff. They will be happy to advise you on walks, tours, local attractions and outstanding scenery to help make the most out of your visit to the magical Isle of Skye a memorable one. We can book tickets for National Express, Citylink coaches and Caledonian ferries, as well as local boat trips from Portree. We also offer an accommodation booking service and have a large selection of traditional gifts, books and maps on sale within the centre. less
Attraction type: Visitor Centers
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Elgol Shop
Elgol Shop
Ranked #1 of 4 Restaurants in Elgol
Cuisines: Cafe, British, Soups
Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Coruisk House
Coruisk House
Ranked #2 of 4 Restaurants in Elgol
Price: $47 - $134
Cuisines: British, Scottish, Seafood, European, Contemporary
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Cuillin View Gallery & Coffee Shop
Cuillin View Gallery & Coffee Shop
Ranked #3 of 4 Restaurants in Elgol
Cuisines: Cafe, British, Scottish
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Seating
Elgol Village Hall
Elgol Village Hall
Ranked #4 of 4 Restaurants in Elgol

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Blue Shed Cafe
Blue Shed Cafe
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Torrin
Cuisines: Cafe, British, Soups
Good for: Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Hotel Eilean Iarmain
3.0 of 5
Hotel Eilean Iarmain
$104 - $409 (£78 - £306)
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Sleat
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Rowan Cottage B&B
Rowan Cottage B&B
$48 - $54 (£36 - £40)
Ranked #2 of 2 Elgol B&B and Inns

Additional nearby recommended accommodations:

Cuillin Hills Hotel
4.0 of 5
Cuillin Hills Hotel
$114 - $293 (£85 - £219)
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Portree
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Duisdale House Hotel
4.0 of 5
Duisdale House Hotel
$130 - $470 (£97 - £351)
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Sleat
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Nearby recommended accommodations:

Toravaig House Hotel
4.0 of 5
Toravaig House Hotel
$249 - $438 (£186 - £327)
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Sleat
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Bosville Hotel
4.0 of 5
Bosville Hotel
$145 - $266 (£108 - £199)
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Portree
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Marmalade Hotel
4.0 of 5
Marmalade Hotel
$145 - $332 (£108 - £248)
Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Portree
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.