Armadale, Skye

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Armadale
Armadale is located in Isle of Skye
Armadale
Armadale
Armadale shown within the Isle of Skye
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CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townISLE OF SKYE
Postcode districtIV45
Dialling code01471
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57°03′45″N 5°54′20″W / 57.062454°N 5.905501°W / 57.062454; -5.905501Coordinates: 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, and is a village in the Highland council area of Scotland.[1] 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.

Ferry service[edit]

Preceding station   Ferry   Following station
Terminus   Caledonian MacBrayne
Skye ferry
  Mallaig

References[edit]

  1. ^ Microsoft; Nokia (23 March 2017). "Armadale, Skye" (Map). Bing Maps. Microsoft. Retrieved 23 March 2017.

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