Directions

Skye’s bigger than most visitors realise, you should allow 50 mins to an hour from the Skye Bridge to reach Achalochan House. And don’t forget to allow extra time for all those photo stops!

Do NOT enter our Post Code for your SatNav, it will take you to the wrong place! Use your Sat Nav’s address search for ‘Achalochan House’ or one of the other methods listed.

Sat Nav

From the Skye Bridge – 40 miles (64km)

Google Maps Directions

  • Cross the bridge and at the roundabout take the A87 towards Portree passing through Ashaig, Broadford, Luib and Sconser for 23.8 miles (38 km)
  • At Sligachan, turn left onto the A863 towards Dunvegan, passing through Drynoch.
  • Keep on the A683 with Loch Harport on your left passing through Bracadale and Struan.
  • Pass the turn for Eabost and Ullinish and continue with McLeod’s Tables in view in front of you.
  • Pass the sign for Gearymore on your right and slow.
  • Pass the sign for the River Ose and take the next right off the main road by the Bus Stop and straight on over the Cattle Grid and follow the road twisting left then through the bend to the right.
  • Achalochan House is the second house on the left.

From Uig Ferry 34 miles (54km)

This way is longer but uses A Roads. It takes about the same time as the shorter route on single track roads.
Google Maps Directions
  • From the Ferry, turn right onto the A87 towards Portree
  • After 12.1 miles (19.4 km), turn right onto the A850 (signposted Edinbane and Dunvegan)
  • After 15.7 miles (25.1 km), turn left on the B884 (signposted to Glendale)
  • After 1.6 miles (2.5 km), turn left onto the A863 (signposted Sligachan and avoiding Dunvegan)
  • After 4.7 miles (7.5 km), turn left just before the Bus Stop and straight on over the Cattle Grid and follow the road twisting left then through the bend to the right.
  • Achalochan House is the second house on the left.

    From Uig Ferry 26.3 miles (42km)

    This way is shorter but uses single track Roads. It takes about the same time as the longer route on A roads.
    Google Maps Directions
    • From the Ferry, turn right onto the A87 towards Portree
    • After 12.1 miles (19.4 km), turn right onto the A850 (Edinbane and Dunvegan)
    • After 0.8 miles (1.3 km), turn left up the single track road (signposted to Uigshader)
    • After 2.6 miles (4km km), turn right steeply uphill on the B885, passing over the River Snizort then through the Forestry. The road eventually drops downwards to emerge at the mouth of the River Amar. Turn right at the junction onto the A863 towards Dunvegan, with the Loch Beag on your left, passing through Struan.
    • Pass the turn for Eabost and Ullinish on your left and continue with McLeod’s Tables in view in front of you.
    • Pass the sign for Gearymore on your right and slow.
    • Pass the sign for and cross the River Ose and take the next right off the main road by the Bus Stop and straight on over the Cattle Grid and follow the road twisting left then through the bend to the right.
    • Achalochan House is the second house on the left.

      From Portree – 14 miles (22km)

      This route takes you over the top of high ground on a single track road and it may be closed in bad weather. The views are spectacular though!

      Google Maps Directions

      • From the Centre of Portree, head South and take the right hand turn on the A87 towards Uig.
      • After 400 metres turn left uphill (by Howdens Builder’s Merchants) onto the B885 towards Struan / Bracadale.
      • Pass through Glengrasco, forking steeply uphill left on the B885, passing over the River Snizort then through the Forestry, the road eventually drops downwards.
      • After approx 10 miles (16km) from Portree you emerge at the mouth of the River Amar. Turn right at the junction onto the A863 towards Dunvegan, with the Loch Beag on your left, passing through Struan.
      • Pass the turn for Eabost and Ullinish on your left and continue with McLeod’s Tables in view in front of you.
      • Pass the sign for Gearymore on your right and slow.
      • Pass the sign for and cross the River Ose and take the next right off the main road by the Bus Stop and straight on over the Cattle Grid and follow the road twisting left then through the bend to the right.
      • Achalochan House is the second house on the left.

       

      Driving On Skye

      There’s no getting away from it, in Season, Skye’s roads can be crowded, especially on the single track roads to some of the Tourist honeypots. Throw in the Island’s notorious pot holes, sheep meandering in the road and it can be a recipe for frustration. Breathe out, enjoy the view and remember you’re here to relax 😉

      Ose Sheep in the road.

       

      • Drive on the left.
      • Use the passing places to pull in for oncoming traffic.
      • You may need to reverse back to the last Passing place.
      • Queue of cars behind you? Pull in and let them pass.
      • Slow right down for pot holes, they’re expensive.
      • Never park in passing places or Croft gateways.
      • Verges can be soft, don’t park on them, you may not get off!
      • Wave and say “Thank You” to drivers that pull over or let you through passing places.