Isle of Skye - Kyleakin
village of Kyleakin is situated on the east coast of the Isle
of Skye in the Inner Hebrides, along the strait of Kyle Akin
opposite the northwest Scottish mainland town of Kyle of Lochalsh.
Its name derives from 'Strait of Haakon' named after the King Haakon
IV of Norway whose fleet moored there prior to the Battle of Largs
in 1263 which ended Norwegian rule of the island.
From 1841 to October 16, 1995 a ferry service operated from Kyleakin
to the mainland across the narrow strait of Loch Alsh, until it was
replaced by the controversial Skye Bridge. Initially a toll bridge,
the tolls were discontinued in 2004 following protests by local
In the early 19th century, Lord Macdonald conceived a grandiose plan
for the development of Kyleakin, to be re-christened "New
Liverpool". A contemporary print, intended to illustrate his plans,
shows row upon row of tenement buildings but the project never came
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Ceòl-na-Mara translated from the Gaelic means "Music of the Sea", a
fitting name for this lovely traditionally built house overlooking
the sea in the tranquil village of Kyleakin, "The Gateway to Skye".
Ideally situated for touring Skye and Wester Ross, Kyleakin is
convenient to the railway station in Kyle of Lochalsh and to all bus
Sea cruises, minibus tours to hidden parts of Skye, car and cycle
hire are all available locally. Shops, restaurants and pubs are
within walking distance.
We have Double, twin and family rooms available, each with ensuite
facilities or private bathroom.
All rooms are tastefully decorated and equipped with TV, Hairdryer,
Hospitality Tray, and free WiFi Internet access, to ensure you have
a comfortable stay.
There is a guest lounge for your use, and a Breakfast room where you
can enjoy your breakfast in comfort and at leisure, the house is
centrally heated throughout and has plenty of parking space.
Your hosts Sam and Fay look forward to welcoming you at
Mo Dhachaidh Guest House
warm welcome awaits you at Mo-Dhachaidh guest house, our family run
B&B on the Isle of Skye. Your hosts Andrew and Greta Sheedy would
like you to feel as if you are staying in a home away from home.
Greta has lived on the island all her life, therefore she has a vast
knowledge of the local history, culture, scenery, and wildlife in
Our beautiful accommodation is ideally situated on an elevated
position over the picturesque fishing village of Kyleakin, the
gateway village to the Isle of Skye. It is only a 5 minute walk
into the village where there is a scattering of local amenities
including pubs, restaurants, and cafes. The local bus stop is only
a couple of minutes walk away, near the roundabout where the Skye
bridge meets the Island. There are also many beautiful, scenic
walks within a short distance from our guest house.
Mo Dhachaidh guest house is a perfect base for touring and exploring
the Isle of Skye and the wilds of Wester Ross. After a busy day of
hiking or touring you can come home to relax in our peaceful private
garden or take a seat on our patio which boasts unsurpassed sea and
mountain views . The ruins of the ancient Castle Moil, the
straights of Loch Alsh and superb views towards Glen Shiel and the
Five Sisters of Kintail can all be seen from our home.
We have ample private parking, and we offer free Wi-Fi in all our
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