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Glenelg and Lochalsh Half Day Tour from Kyle of Lochalsh
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worth the detour

Now that Skye is linked to the mainland by a bridge, you could easily forget that it is actually an island and you need to cross the water to get there. One way of doing this is... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2016
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Ayr, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

Don't miss the opportunity to try the Glenelg Ferry. This is at the end of a scenic route from Sheil Bridge through Glenelg onto the Sound of Sleet. Before the Skye Bridge was constructed, the Glenelg Ferry was the only means of access to the Isle of Skye if you did not have your own boat (or a lift on... More 

Thank TravellerInTime2017
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Now that Skye is linked to the mainland by a bridge, you could easily forget that it is actually an island and you need to cross the water to get there. One way of doing this is taking the ferry from Mallaig, but there's another great possibility: the small, interesting, community-owned ferry from Glenelg. You'll get spectacular views while climbing... More 

Thank andijah
Felpham, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

What a high spot on our recent week in Glenelg - the ferry is more an experience than anything else. Running from March until mid October we were lucky enough to have caught the trip across last week before they close for the season. On the previous trip 2 years ago, we had the skipper's dog helping with mooring -... More 

Thank Join8
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115 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

A trip on the quaint old car ferry from Glenelg to Skye is a must do if you are in the area. We did it as a round trip over the Skye bridge, down Glen Arroch to Kylerhea and then back on the ferry to Glenelg and the Brochs. It is a turntable ferry in which the platform containing the... More 

Thank fhdCornwall
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We decided to leave beautiful Skye via the little ferry from Kylerhea across to Glenelg on the mainland. Very spectacular scenic drives on both sides - lots of WOW moments. The ferry itself is very interesting, with its swivel deck for loading/unloading cars. Drive distance is not much different to going via the bridge, but you need to factor in... More 

Thank Katrina V
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 October 2016

The community owned ferry that crosses from Skye to Glenelg is well worth a visit. The journey to the ferry port on the Skye side and again on the mainland side is breathtaking. Narrow winding roads takes you through the most beautiful countryside down to the ferry port. The well looked after turntable ferry takes ten minutes from one shore... More 

Thank Marion C
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63 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Well worth the £15 fee and this is the last of a kind. This is how travel was around the Scottish Highlands for a period of time. Very friendly volunteer operators and a real nostalgic trip for anyone that actually holidayed in Scotland in the 70s or earlier. A travelling museum piece. Keep the ferry going. also good as it... More 

Thank Nick D
Singapore, Singapore
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77 reviews
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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Heard about the ferry crossing and decided to crossover using the ferry instead of the bridge. Take A87 to Kyleakin. You will come across a small slip road on your left, to Kylerhea. Drive along the narrow single lane road that brings you deep into the hills. Magnificent views abound. Be cautious as the traffic on this strecth is both... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Crossed to Skye from Glenelg . The car deck was full of vans and cars. There was no room to open passenger or driver doors. If there had been a problem we we trapped. Suggest the operator needs to rethink loading and maritime safety.

Thank Ketley007
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We went on a wee road trip from Elgol today and decided to go across in the ferry to Glenelg. What a joy, two men, both very pleasant indeed and such a short crossing on a beautiful day. Happy times

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