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TITLE
Ardvasar Hotel, Sleat, in the Garden of Skye
EXTERNAL ID
HCD_CARD_273
PLACENAME
Ardvasar
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Sleat
PERIOD
1950s
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
13049
KEYWORDS
hotels
Inns
Ardvasar Hotel, Sleat, in the Garden of Skye

The Ardvasar Hotel was built in the early 18th century as an inn. One of the oldest in this area, it has retained much of its character over the years. Sleat is often described as the "garden of Skye" due to the wide variety of trees and shrubs which grow there, and it certainly has a different feel to the landscape further north on Skye. The village of Ardvasar lies on the south eastern coast of the island, looking across the Sound of Sleat to the stunning scenery of the Knoydart peninsula and Morar. The pier at Armadale a short distance to the north brought regular steamer passengers and as the steamer's arrival could be seen from the Hotel, returning travellers could time their wait to perfection.

The ferry crossing between Armadale and Mallaig remains a busy route for those still wishing to go "over the sea to Skye", as well as for those from the south of Skye travelling to the mainland.


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Ardvasar Hotel, Sleat, in the Garden of Skye

INVERNESS: Sleat

1950s

hotels; Inns

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

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The Ardvasar Hotel was built in the early 18th century as an inn. One of the oldest in this area, it has retained much of its character over the years. Sleat is often described as the "garden of Skye" due to the wide variety of trees and shrubs which grow there, and it certainly has a different feel to the landscape further north on Skye. The village of Ardvasar lies on the south eastern coast of the island, looking across the Sound of Sleat to the stunning scenery of the Knoydart peninsula and Morar. The pier at Armadale a short distance to the north brought regular steamer passengers and as the steamer's arrival could be seen from the Hotel, returning travellers could time their wait to perfection. <br /> <br /> The ferry crossing between Armadale and Mallaig remains a busy route for those still wishing to go "over the sea to Skye", as well as for those from the south of Skye travelling to the mainland. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href= "mailto: skyeandlochalsh.archives@highlifehighland.com" >Skye and Lochalsh Archives</a><br />