Hotel Eilean Iarmain
“Hebridean charm in spectacular setting” - AA Inspector
In a magnificent coastal location towards the southern end of the Isle of Skye; waterside tables served from the Am Praban bar overlook the Sound of Sleat to an horizon bristling with shapely peaks. Step inside to find tartan carpets and stag antlers in the hallway, whilst elsewhere the decor is mainly cotton and linen chintzes with traditional furniture. Bar meals are served in a relaxed atmosphere, with winter log fires warming the time-honoured interior. It's the ideal place to meet with the local Gaelic speaking community; here, the island's native tongue is weaved into ballads and songs by local musicians who regularly perform here, perhaps fortified by island beers and a considered selection of malts, some very local indeed. The menu is a mix of modern dishes and traditional favourites, so, reason enough to indulge in seafood or venison classics before retiring to a sumptuous residential room, some of which have sea views.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Coach parties accepted
- Open all year
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About the area
Apart from the Orkneys and the Shetlands, Highland is Scotland’s northernmost county. Probably its most famous feature is the mysterious and evocative Loch Ness, allegedly home to an ancient monster that has embedded itself in the world’s modern mythology, and the region’s tourist industry. Monster or no, Loch Ness is beautiful and it contains more water than all the lakes and reservoirs in England and Wales put together. The loch is 24 miles long, one mile wide and 750 feet deep, making it one of the largest bodies of fresh water in Europe.
At the very tip of the Highlands is John o’ Groats, said to be named after a Dutchman, Jan de Groot, who lived here in the early 16th century and operated a ferry service across the stormy Pentland Firth to Orkney. In fact, the real northernmost point of the British mainland is Dunnet Head, whose great cliffs rise imposingly above the Pentland Firth some two miles further north than John o’ Groats.
The Isle of Skye is the largest and best known of the Inner Hebrides. Its name is Norse, meaning ‘isle of clouds’, and the southwestern part of the island has some of the heaviest rainfall on the whole of the British coast. Despite this, it’s the most visited of all the islands of the Inner Hebrides. It’s dominated from every view by the high peaks of the Cuillins, which were only conquered towards the end of the 19th century.
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