The Glenelg and Arnisdale peninsular is one of the most scenic areas in the Scottish Highlands. Comprising of a few small communities. The area has been home to generations of families and tourists alike and is a place of outstanding natural beauty. We are blessed with a wealth of wildlife including several species of deer and various sea mammals. Lately, we have had the honour of hosting a nesting pair of Sea Eagles in the Kylerhea narrows where seals are also a very common sight. Schools of porpoise regularly visit Glenelg Bay. The otter hide on the other side of the Kylerhea can be reached by the ferry. After a short walk, the hide is reached via a forestry road. It is by far the best place to spot the local otters and is open all year. Stags can be heard rutting in late summer and spring lambs always herald the warmer weather arriving. As well as the wildlife, the area is a mecca for hillwalkers and ramblers with several Munroe’s within easy driving distance. Beinn Sgritheall is our local Munroe. The mountain can be accessed from Arnisdale and at 3196 feet in height, it can be a quite a demanding walk. Other areas easily reached by car are the South Clunie Ridge, The Five Sisters of Kintail, The Cuillins of Skye and many more. There are a great deal of less strenuous walks in the area also.
A walk down to the Sandaig Islands is a must. Sandaig is the location of 'Camufearna', Gavin Maxwell's Highland hideaway where he wrote the Ring of Bright Water series of books. The islands can be reached via forestry tracks that are not to harsh on the walker and can be accessed at low tide. For the more adventurous, sea kayaking is very popular in Glenelg Bay. There is a safe practise area directly in front of the Inn. The water in the small bay is shallow enough to get used to your kayak before venturing out into the big bay and beyond. Cycling is also a very safe and rewarding pastime for the area with a fair mix of roads and forestry tracks to cater for all types of cycling. We have a resident bike hire hut in Glenelg and bikes can be rented by the day or week.
Skye and Lochalsh is a fantastic area for sightseeing and activities. We include a welcome pack for you to have a look at so you can decide how to cram everything into your week! There are numerous restaurants in the area serving delicious local produce with Skye in particular hosting some world class establishments. Visit Plockton where the TV series ‘Hamish Macbeth’ was filmed and take a boat ride to see the seals. Travel on to Skye to visit Broadford, home of a Serpentarium! Broadford also has some very nice craft shops selling jewellery and gifts. The Talisker Whisky distillery is well worth a visit as is Portree, Skye’s largest town. With lot’s to see and do, your week may not be enough!
In the wider Highlands area one of our most famous assets, Loch Ness, is only an hour away from Glenelg. Travel along the North shore of the Loch to find various restaurants and craft centres along the length of the Loch. Drumnadrochit is where you will find the world famous Urquhart Castle. Venture further and you arrive in Inverness, capital of the Highlands with its magnificent castle and shopping areas. For the more determined explorer, the Whisky trails spread out from Inverness and are well signposted.
Whatever you plan to do, Glenelg Holiday Home is the perfect base to begin your adventure!
Glenelg Holiday Home
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