Hotel Eilean Iarmain
The sister hotel of The Inn at Àird a’ Bhàsair and renowned for its location and special atmosphere, Hotel Eilean Iarmain is situated in an idyllic picturesque bay in the south of Skye with magnificent views over the Sound of Sleat and the distant hills of Knoydart. From relaxing in our cosy sitting room with a crackling log fire to taking in the breathtaking views from the historic pier, the mystical allure of Hotel Eilean Iarmain will leave you refreshed and inspired.
The Gaelic Whiskies and The Gaelic Gins of Eilean Iarmain
A trip to The Inn at Àird a’ Bhàsair or Hotel Eilean Iarmain would not be complete without sampling our multi award-winning Gaelic Whiskies and Gaelic Gins. Visit our shop by the historic stone pier at Eilean Iarmain, enjoy free tastings and purchase a bottle or more to take home!
Sabhal Mòr Ostaig
Nearby is Sabhal Mòr Ostaig – the National Centre for Gaelic Language and Culture and an academic partner of the University of the Highlands and Islands. It is the only institute of its kind in the world offering learning opportunities, both on campus and via distance learning programmes, in Gaelic, traditional music, education, culture, history and the media. It also hosts residential short courses through Easter and the summer months for those who wish to try out traditional music, Gaelic language and culture.
If you would like to try and learn some Gaelic, take up a traditional instrument or experience a foot stomping ceilidh while you are staying on Skye, then why not sign up for a week long Short Course! – Short Courses – Sabhal Mòr Ostaig (uhi.ac.uk). Or just enjoy a visit and book a tour of the college and its facilities. There’s breathtaking views to be had from the campus buildings and a lovely wee cafe that serves beautiful home baking!
Skye’s newest distillery, Torabhaig, is located just a few miles away. Torabhaig Distillery was the brainchild of one of Scotland’s most farsighted and influential entrepreneurs, Sir Iain Noble. The concept of converting a listed early 1800s farm steading into a malt whisky distillery was conceived by Sir Iain and has been brought to fruition by the new company of Mossburn Distillers Ltd.
Torabhaig has been a fully operational Single Malt Scotch Whisky distillery since January 2017, the second ever on the Isle of Skye. They offer distillery tours and there is also a shop and café.