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TITLE
Looking north from Kyleakin
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0041
PLACENAME
Kyleakin
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Strath
DATE OF IMAGE
PERIOD
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31924
KEYWORDS
postcards
ferries
bridges
lighthouses
Looking north from Kyleakin

This postcard shows the view looking north from Kyleakin, Skye.

The nearest point on Skye to the mainland, Kyleakin is named after the strait or 'Kyle' through which the Norwegian King Haakon IV sailed in 1263. A ferry crossing has existed here from at least the early 17th century, but the village is now by-passed by the Skye bridge, the islands used as "stepping stones".

Eilean Ban Lighthouse can be seen in the background.

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Looking north from Kyleakin

INVERNESS: Strath

postcards; ferries; bridges; lighthouses

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows the view looking north from Kyleakin, Skye.<br /> <br /> The nearest point on Skye to the mainland, Kyleakin is named after the strait or 'Kyle' through which the Norwegian King Haakon IV sailed in 1263. A ferry crossing has existed here from at least the early 17th century, but the village is now by-passed by the Skye bridge, the islands used as "stepping stones".<br /> <br /> Eilean Ban Lighthouse can be seen in the background.