Reaching Kingsburgh

Unusually for a remote, secluded cottage, it would be possible to stay at the Kingsburgh Boathouse without having a car.  It is 25 minutes’ walk to the bus stop where buses pass for Portree, to the south, or to Uig, to the north.  However, most visitors will have cars; having journeyed via Inverness, reaching the Skye Bridge at Kyle of Lochalsh, or by A87 from Fort William, again to the Bridge, or maybe to the ferry to Armadale from Mallaig on A830.  Kingsburgh is an hour’s drive from the Skye Bridge and about 75 minutes from Armadale.

Inverness has flight connections from the south - Gatwick and Bristol - with EasyJet; day trains from King’s Cross and sleeper trains from Euston also reach Inverness or Fort William. The famous West Highland Line from Fort William to Mallaig (with Harry Potter viaduct) and the North Highland Line from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh are both spectacular journeys.

Car hire is available at Inverness, or at Kyle of Lochalsh or in Skye.  Intrepid visitors trying the no-car option can be met at Portree, from the Citylink bus, by arrangement.

Friends are often recommended to come via the Mallaig-Armadale Ferry on the journey north with Calmac – getting to Skye by boat feels a bit special.  The return journey can then be made across the bridge, now toll-free.