The Cuillin: The cottage is ideally located for access to the Cuillin mountain range. The popular start points for walking in the hills - Sligachan and Glen Brittle - are each approximately 8 miles from the cottage.
Talisker Distillery: The only whisky distillery on Skye. Visitor Centre and shop open daily. See how the whisky is made, and sample a 'wee dram'. Website>
Boat trips: We recommend the trips into Loch Coruisk from Elgol. Trips to spot whales and dolphins also depart from Elgol and visit the Small Isles of Canna and Rum. Website>
Castles and Gardens: The castles at Dunvegan and Armadale each have lovely gardens. Tours are available inside Dunvegan Castle, while Armadale features the Museum of the Isles. Dunvegan: Website> Armadale: Website>
Museums: Housed in original thatched buildings, The Skye Museum of Island Life at Kilmuir provides an insight into the crofting lifestyle of the 19th century. Website>
Shopping: There are art, pottery, jewellery and other craft outlets scattered across the island. There is a wide range of shops, including a supermarket, in Portree.
Golf: Isle of Skye Golf Club, 9 hole course at Sconser - a serious contender for the title of the most picturesque golf club in the world. Visitors welcome. Website>
Food and Drink: The Old Inn, Carbost, is a friendly characterful pub serving good value bar meals and offering live music sessions Wednesdays and Fridays. The pub is just a short walk from Cuillin Cottage. Also nearby are The Taigh Ailean Hotel, Portnalong (4 miles) and the Sligachan Hotel (8 miles).