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Kyleakin (Scottish Gaelic: Caol Àcain) is a small village on Skye. It has become quieter since the Skye Bridge replaced the ferry to the mainland, but is an attractive place and worth a stop.

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Kyleakin & The Skye Bridge

By road[edit]

Skye is linked to the mainland by the Skye Bridge from Kyle of Lochalsh. The first left after the bridge will take you to Kyleakin.

By train[edit]

ScotRail [3] operate around three trains daily from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh.

By bus[edit]

A number of Scottish Citylink coaches run from Fort William, Glasgow and Inverness per day.

Local buses run every 30 minutes over the Skye Bridge between Kyleakin and Kyle of Lochalsh and less frequently to and from Broadford, Portree and Armadale.

Get around[edit]

Kyleakin is small enough to walk around.

See[edit][add listing]

Castle Moil, Kyleakin
  • Castle Moil. This ruined 14th century castle is a a short walk from the harbour and a relaxing spot overlooking the channel.

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Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Hectors Plaice and Bothy, Station Road Kyle of Lochalsh, 01599 534248, [1]. Just over the bridge in Kyle, Hectors is a fab fish and chip shop with a separate cosy cafe next door. Good food and open all year round.  edit
  • Harry's Coffee Shop, The Harbour, Kyleakin (Alongside the harbour.), 01599 534641. Great little cafe/coffee shop - friendly service and great food - very popular with locals and tourists alike!! Closed on Wednesdays and doesn't do evenings.  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

There are several pubs in the town.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Skye Backpackers 01599 534510 [4]. Part of MacBackpackers, you can pick up tours here.
  • White Heather Hotel (An Fraoch Geal), The Harbour, Kyleakin (Right by the pontoon on the harbour!), 01599 534577, [2]. checkin: 2.00pm; checkout: 10.00am. A small, family run hotel, with 9 ensuite bedrooms, 2 guest lounges, study with free internet access and free wi-fi throughout & guest kitchenette. £37 pppn.  edit

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