Local Area

Things To Do and Places to Visit

Barracks Cottage is a genuine Scottish but ‘n’ ben, uniquely overlooked by a Jacobite-era fort. It sits amidst the natural splendour of the Highlands and Islands providing a host of activities and unforgettable sights.

Natural beauty is all around - not only in the stunning mountain and coastal landscape but in the diverse wildlife. If you are lucky and offer food, Dean the pine marten will feed on the cottage window ledge, along with Jeff.. the woodmouse and an occasional visit from Brock.. the Barracks Badger ! Keep an eye out also for otters, seals, porpoises, dolphins, basking sharks, sea eagles, crossbills, barn owls, stags and much more.

History is everywhere - not least just over the garden fence. From the Iron Age to the days of the clans and the Jacobite Rebellions - there are many fascinating sites to discover.

So, whether it’s sightseeing, wildlife, climbing, boating, fishing or just relaxing and absorbing the views - we believe that a stay in Barracks Cottage can provide an exceptional experience - in a setting like no other.

Walk Highlands

A must! Supplying professional information on local walks to enable a safe choice reflecting your own and other’s skills and ability. From a ramble to a scramble! An incredibly informative locally run site (Isle of Skye)! Visit Walkhighlands.

The Glenelg Inn

Your one and only ‘local’, 5 minutes walk from Barracks Cottage. Couthy and charming with excellent choice of food and highland hospitality ! Specialising in fresh locally resourced sea food, beef, venison, hill lamb etc. etc. Good range of malts too! Go to The Glenelg Inn.

“Over the Sea” to Skye

An absolute ‘not to be missed’ opportunity to head over the sea to Skye on the Glenelg Community Owned ferry, the unique ‘ Glenachulish’. To miss the ferry is to miss one of life’s memories! Visit Skye Ferry.

Highland Pony Trekking

Day treks around the mountains or shorter hourly rides along the shore (if the tide is right… take your pony for a paddle in the sea !!). Visit Highland Pony Trekking.

For walking, trekking and mountaineering, Glenelg offers proximity to the best ranges available. The immediate locality offers many wonderful low level and coastal walks. Also accessible are the smouldering peaks of The Cuillins, theShiel Ridges,Glen Affric and Torridon whilst, to the south, lies genuine wilderness on the remote peninsula of Knoydart.

Within walking distance of the cottage is the unique and seasonal Kylerhea Ferry... a very special way to start any visit to Skye. It uses the same crossing used by drovers and their cattle starting their long trek to the market towns of central Scotland.