The Tourist Guide to Glendale, Isle of Skye


Glendale Post Office, Lephin

Glendale Post Office
Glendale Shop & Post Office

Usual postal services, together with an off-licence, a good selection of newspapers and magazines, sweets, drinks, ice creams, gifts, etc. They stock a range of frozen foods, grocery items, maps, books, stationery, etc.

Personal Banking Services (cash withdrawals, cheque/cash deposits, etc.) are available to customers of certain banks, e.g. Smile, Cahoot, The Co-Op, etc.

Closed on Sundays.

Café Lephin Logo

Café Lephin

Delicious light lunches, home baking, teas/coffees, Skye ales, Thistly Cross ciders, Isle of Skye ice cream, soup, baguettes. Everything is freshly made.

Free wi-fi. See Café Lephin Facebook Page for current opening times.

Milovaig Sunset
Midsummer's Night, Milovaig. 2003.

The Old School Restaurant, Dunvegan

Deservedly popular restaurant, open Mar-December, 7days.

Very high quality, mainly traditional Scottish cuisine. Large A la Carte & children's menu. Small vegetarian menu. Disabled & baby-changing facilities. For more details visit the Old School web-site or telephone (01470) 521421.

Shops and Services in Portree, The Island's Capital

Portree has all of the Island's main shops: chemist, large Co-Op Supermarket and smaller Safeway, gift shops, banks, cinema / theatre, restaurants, take-aways, etc.

The Aros Centre on the outskirts of Portree is worth a visit for its RSPB Sea Eagle information centre, with live video footage from a Sea Eagle nest and a Heronry.

Other Shops & Services in Dunvegan

Dunvegan has an excellent grocers, The Fruit & Nut, a newsagents / village shop, mini market, bakery, hotels, restaurants, fishing tackle/bait shop.

The nearest cash-point is located inside the Fasgadh mini-market (£1.50 charge per withdrawal). The closest petrol station and garage services are also located in Dunvegan.

Recently opened patisserie, Jann's Cakes, sells hand-made cakes, chocolates, breads, sweets, take-away soups and coffees. They certainly aren't cheap but the quality is superb.

Glendale Church, Lephin

There is a well-attended service at 10:30am on Sundays.

The Three Chimneys Restaurant

The Three Chimneys Restaurant, Glendale, Isle of Skye

Award-winning, top-quality cuisine. The premier restaurant on Skye but expect to pay premier league prices too (around £150 for dinner for two, with wine). It is consistently ranked among the top 100 restaurants in the UK by Restaurant magazine.

Fresh Skye seafood is a speciality but lamb, beef, game and a vegetarian option are also on offer. The wine list is extensive and carefully compiled.

Open, for Lunch or Dinner, but closed Sunday lunch. Closed at lunchtimes during the Winter months and closed in December and January. For more information visit the Three Chimneys own Web-Site. Tel: (01470) 511258.

Skye Fishing

Local ghillie, Danny Docherty, offers guided fly-fishing trips covering the whole of Skye from his base in Glendale.

He is an experienced guide having fished all over Scotland for Trout & Salmon. He offers local pick up for clients within a reasonable travelling distance and will take you to your chosen loch/river or sea fishing spot. As part of the service, he will provide the necessary tackle and organise permits etc. He will also provide casting instruction for beginners, if required, and can cater for experienced anglers too.

He can take clients off the beaten track for a remote fishing experience or cater for those who want to park up close to a river/loch and fish with less walking.

For more information visit the Skye Fishing web-site.

Honesty Boxes

You will find a number of croft houses in Glendale selling high-quality, fresh, seasonal, local produce from road-side boxes, including free-range eggs, jams, pickles, chutneys, salads, vegetables and herbs. These taste sensational and are well worth seeking out if you are staying locally or passing through en route to Neist Point.