A great base if you want to explore the northern Cuillin and only £6 pp/night which gets you free, magnificently hot & powerful showers, access to decent laundry facilities, plus all the usual Scottish delights - midges, mist, rain & often blustery winds.
This fairly level site has the advantage of having the Sligachan Hotel and Seumas' Bar just over the road so you can escape all of these 'delights' if you wish. The Bar has over 370 Scottish Malts, real ales from the brewery next door and serves reasonable food all day.
There are electric hook-ups for motorhomes and others who need this and there is no need to book a place as there's lots of room.
The site is next to a river and does get windy as these funnel up the glen from the SW so nights can be 'exciting' on occasion.
A wonderful site at the foot of the Cullins with stuning views all around.
The site is very basic, almost wild camping with the luxury of toilets, showers and laundry which were all clean and usable. There are quite a few electric hookups on a hard standing area, though these were very close together and could get a bit crowded when busy. The main road through skye passes the edge of the site but it didn't cause us a problem.
The pub opposite is a must, beer is brewed next door in the Cullin brewery, the food was good, dogs allowed on leads (hooray, at last!) and 350 whiskies to choose from and very friendly staff.
Although we were not here for walking there seemed to be a few trails leading off from near the site. It is also a good stopping point for further exploring to Portree, Dunvegan, Glen Brittle and Talisker.
This campsite sounded promising; an extremely beautiful location with the mountains and the river, excellent position for walking or visiting other parts of Skye. The reality was somewhat different. Yes dramatic mountains, complete with clouds on top. Yes a babbling river, complete with swarms of midges! The weather was too bad to do much walking or touring! (yes I know its a hazard of camping on Skye). Also included is a busy main road (where can they all be going to on such a small island with a low population?!) You also get visited by sheep, who leave fertilizer pellets all over the site.
There are a few electric hook ups, no wifi, no chemical disposal. The facilities block is desperately in need of renovation, plenty of toilets, four showers and plenty of (communal) washbasins. However the surface was peeling off the formica (I think that's what it is all made of), door locks are dodgy, only two showers have curtains, the wooden boards to stand on after a shower are well past their use by date, I decided against risking a shower they looked too grimy.
Round the back of the block is the dish washing area, with little cover and tired looking sinks. The freshwater tap is fairly central on the site but it has a large puddle in front of it, tricky to use unless you are in wellies.
The ground is fairly level but with a lot of stones, difficult for banging in tent pegs and some boggy looking areas. Pitches had not been left clean by previous campers, left over food seemed to have been tipped out onto the grass.
Tents are pitched haphazardly, campers parked anywhere. We only paid £12 for the night, you get what you pay for. We were going to stay for two nights but decide one was enough.
On the plus side the 'roadway' is made of a very light stone so its easy to find your way round in the dark!
We didn't try out the hotel across the road for a hot meal & a drink.
If the facilities were refurbished this would be a great site, until then its mediocre.
Lovely campsite with stunning views of Cuillin. However a major midge spot - got eaten so much we decided to run away after 2 nights. Otherwise a great site with big shower/toilet block, clean (in a need of some refurb), hot water and showers always available. Warden was great, really helpful.
Campsite was always full, with caravans and tents. No disturbances, although it is next to a major road in skye. Could see lots of dogs - all very well behaved. Pub near by has the best selection of whiskeys, although service and food was substandard and some ladies at the bar were very ignorant (but we did have a nice boy serving us one night).
No problems of pitching the tent, but we did have a good choice of a pitch. It was a lovely stay even with the midges all around. Would love to return as the Cuillin hills were stunning.
Beautiful location with a stunning view of the Cuillens! Great pub/ hotel across the road, food was good and reasonably priced.
For whiskey lovers there is the widest range I've ever seen and if you don't like the stuff you'll probably still want to take a photo of the gantry! We did ask for a bottle of wine to take away which was £15 so best bring your own!
Facilities were clean and good showers! Used the laundry too which looked like it's machines were very old but worked fabulously unlike some other places we stayed which had much newer machines!
The lovely man in charge even gave me washing powder which I'd forgotten to buy! We Also had a dog who was made very welcome in site and pub as long as he was kept on the lead and you pick up any mess which I think goes without saying anyway.
Fantastic site as a base for seeing the island or as a stopover, we will definitely be back!
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