Armadale, Skye

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For the town in West Lothian, see Armadale, West Lothian.
For other uses, see Armadale (disambiguation).
Armadale
Scottish Gaelic: Armadal
Armadale is located in Isle of Skye
Armadale
Armadale
 Armadale shown within the Isle of Skye
OS grid reference NG633036
Council area Highland
Lieutenancy area Ross and Cromarty
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ISLE OF SKYE
Postcode district IV45
Dialling code 01471
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Scottish Parliament Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch
List of places
UK
Scotland

Coordinates: 57°03′45″N 5°54′20″W / 57.062454°N 5.905501°W / 57.062454; -5.905501

Armadale (Scottish Gaelic: Armadal) is a village near the southern end of the Sleat Peninsula, on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. Like most of Sleat, but unlike most of Skye, the area is fairly fertile, and though there are hills, most do not reach a great height. It looks out over the Sound of Sleat, to Morar and Mallaig.

Armadale castle and gardens

Clan Donald has a visitor centre situated next to the ruins of Armadale Castle and surrounded by large gardens, while the nearby Sabhal Mòr Ostaig is a centre of Gaelic learning.


Bronze otter sculpture by Laurence Broderick in the gardens of Armadale Castle
Bronze otter sculpture by Laurence Broderick in the gardens of Armadale Castle

The village is also a small port, and has a regular Caledonian MacBrayne ferry service to Mallaig. It is at the southern end of the A851 road. When walking on the beach near the pier, it is possible to see otters and seals.

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