in 1890, Roskhill House Guest House offers a rare opportunity to experience
Four-Star Bed and Breakfast accommodation in a unique old croft house.
The Guest House nestles in a tranquil country setting, 100 metres off
the main road in the beautiful north west of Skye.
In and around Dunvegan are; award winning restaurants, wildlife watching,
and easy and moderate walks abound.
Roskhill House Accommodation
Our lounge, once the old post office, has traditional exposed stone walls.
Free wireless Internet access is available.
· We have 5 bedrooms, 3 with king sized beds, 1 double and 1 twin
All have en-suite shower facilities.
All bedrooms are finished to a high standard with fridges, tea and coffee
making facilities, iPod dock clock radios, hairdryers and a range of other
All our oak bedroom furniture was made to order by Chris Sharp Cabinets
Roskhill House is situated on the north west coast of Skye approximately
3 miles south of Dunvegan just off the A863 Dunvegan to Sligachan road.
We are approximately 30 minutes from Portree or 60 minutes from the Skye
We are 6 hours drive from Edinburgh, 5 hours from Glasgow and 3 hours
Places to visit nearby:
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens:
Just 3 miles from Roskhill, Dunvegan Castle has been the seat of the Clan
MacLeod for 700 years. Follow the signs from the top end of Dunvegan village.
The castle is open daily 10:00 to 5:30 (11-4 in winter). It is well worth
making time to stroll round the castle gardens and see the Water Garden,
Round Garden and Walled Garden.
In the loch by the castle is the Loch Dunvegan Seal Colony. Boat trips
from the castle jetty (lasting about half an hour), take you to see this
colony of 450 seals at close quarters.
A twenty minute drive south from Roskhill to Carbost brings you to the
turning for the Talisker, where Skye's only single malt whisky is produced.
Guided tours every half hour.
Take the road to Portree and turn left at the Waternish turning. This
is a beautiful part of Skye. Close to the picturesque lochside village
of Stein with its 18th century Inn is Skye Skyns, where handmade sheepskin
rugs are produced - one of the last places to use the traditional methods.
Glendale & Neist Point:
The road to Glendale (signposted at the near end of Dunvegan village)
offers marvelous views and takes you to Orbost Gallery, the Colbost Croft
Museum (a reconstruction of an old croft), Skye Silver and the Glendale
Toy Museum. Beyond Glendale, the cliff scenery at Neist Point is breathtaking
and on a clear day there are stunning views of The Uists, Benbecula, Harris
Trotternish, the Quiraing and the Old Man of Storr.
The drive up to Uig and over the top of the Trotternish peninsula is beautiful,
taking in the Quiraing, the Old Man of Storr (see walks below) and the
Kilt Rock viewpoint.
We have OS maps and walk/guide books which can be borrowed.
Below is a selection from the many walks in North Skye:
In the immediate local area there are 2 short walks.
The Two Churches Walk and Coral Beaches.
Other longer walks include:
Varkasaig Beach & MacLeods Maidens:
Take the left turning for Roag and Orbost just 400 yards beyond Roskhill
and follow signs for Orbost. Â Orbost Gallery is well worth seeing.
After the Gallery turn left at the T-junction and park in the farmyard
by Orbost House.
The track follows the coast overlooking Loch Varkasaig with stunning views
to the islands of Rhum and Canna. The walk to Varkasaig beach and back
takes about 45 minutes. Or you can carry on to Idrigill Point and the
Macleods Maidens rock stacks - a return trip of about 5 hours.
Greshornish Forest Walks:
An easy walk on a forestry track with views to the Cuillins and across
to Edinbane and Uig. Start from the gate marked 'Walkers Welcome' which
is on the Portree road about half a mile before the Greshornish House
The Quiraing and the Old Man of Storr:
Both of these are famous Skye landmarks due to their distinctive shapes.
Both are about 40 minutes' drive from Roskhill. The Quiraing is on the
road between Uig and Staffin on the Trotternish peninsula. The starting
point for the climb up the Old Man of Storr is on the road between Portree
and Staffin. See OS maps and guide books for full details on both.
Glen Brittle & the Cuillin Hills:
Follow the main road south and take the turning for the Talisker distillery.
Before you get to the distillery turn left for Glenbrittle (7 miles).
This spectacular road takes you right into the Cuillins then drops down
to Glenbrittle beach and campsite from where many walks begin.
There is a fine walk out along the headland. For the more adventurous,
take the path up behind the campsite to Coire Lagan.
The Cuillins can also be approached from Sligachan: park at the Sligachan
Hotel for walks up Sgurr an Gilean, Glamaig, Marsco and the famous Glen
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