BY CAR - We recommend arriving by car. You can fly into the following airports, and then travel by rental car:
Inverness – 1hr 40 mins, Glasgow / Edinburgh – 4hrs 15 mins
Directions - On crossing the Skye Bridge, turn right and drive for 3 miles towards Breakish/Broadford. At the 40 mph sign, turn right (towards the sea). Ashaig House is the first house on your right after the bend. Postcode IV42 8PZ.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT -
Train to Kyle of Lochalsh (recommend shopping here), then a 10 minute taxi ride. Access to shops/transportation from Ashaig would require some car/taxi usage.
Bus – Citylink bus direct from Glasgow/Inverness to Broadford, then a 5 minute taxi ride
A relaxing holiday a based in South Skye is the ideal way to experience all of the best in Scotland, and you can easily include visits to many of Scotland’s most famous attractions while driving to Skye, if flying into Glasgow, Edinburgh or Inverness airports. Plan to take advantage of Scotland’s magnificent Highland scenery, historic castles and unmissable distillery tours en-route, You can even arrange your visit to sample Scotland’s vibrant culture at one of our legendary music or arts festivals! See below for some travel ideas:
Cultural Winter Itineraries flying into Glasgow/Edinburgh:
Fly into Edinburgh. Enjoy the best of the Scottish folk music scene with Scots Fiddle Festival concerts & recitals on Saturday afternoon & evening, or a night out in Edinburgh’s famous pubs. Pick up a rental car on Sunday morning and drive via Stirling Castle and magnificent mountainscapes of Glencoe, famed in Scottish history for the legendary battle between the MacDonald & Campbell clans, and on to the Isle of Skye (4 hrs driving). Spend a week in the comfort of Ashaig House and take a return trip via the magnificent Blair Castle and stretch your legs on the woodland trails of the Hermitage.
Fly into Glasgow and spend a night enjoying the best of Celtic music from international artists at the 3 week Celtic Connections Festival. Pick up a rental car next day and drive through the magnificent mountainscapes of Glencoe, famed in Scottish history for the legendary battle between the MacDonald & Campbell clans, and on to the Isle of Skye (4 hrs driving). Spend a week in the comfort of Ashaig House and take a return trip via the Hermitage for a walk, and visit Blair Castle or Stirling Castle (5 hrs driving)
Stirling Castle is one of the most historically & architecturally important monuments in Scotland, and several Scottish Kings & Queens have been crowned here including Mary Queen of Scots in 1543. At least 8 sieges have taken place at Stirling Castle including the Wars of Scottish Independence.