Local area

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Known as ‘the Garden of Skye’, the Sleat peninsula offers an incredible range of high-quality visitor experiences. From stunning walks to whisky tasting, boat trips to hidden beaches, this very special area really does have something for everyone. 

Sleat is a unique and distinct area of Skye which enjoys a rich cultural heritage. It proudly proclaims itself to be the centre of the Gaelic renaissance, and is home to Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Scotland’s Gaelic College. The area hosts some of the best cultural events in Scotland, many of them organised by Skye arts promoter SEALL.

The landscape here is breathtaking, with heather-clad hills dropping dramatically to clear blue sea that snakes around beaches and rocky shorelines. With fascinating geological sites, historic ruined castles and the poignant remnants of Clearance villages there is a wealth of history to discover. Wherever you go there will be something to see – keep your eyes and ears open and you may well spot otters playing on the shoreline, eagles soaring above, or basking sharks making their way down the Sound.

Sleat is home not only to some of Skye’s most beautiful scenery but also to an array of galleries and craft studios, as well as the recently opened Torabhaig Distillery. There are also activities such as kayaking and sailing, award-winning restaurants serving fabulous local produce, and a wide variety of quality accommodation. Find out more on the Sleat Perflectly Skye website.