Carbost

[Loch Harport at Carbost]

A rare outpost of civilisation in this part of Skye, Carbost is the largest settlement on Minginish. The village occupies an idyllic spot on gently curving Loch Harport, with attractive waterfalls on the Carbost Burn just above. The water comes from the same source (Cnoc nan Speireag) as the one feeding Talisker Distillery. The distillery is the reason most people visit this area - booking almost essential during high season.

[Talisker Distillery]

Name: Talisker Distillery ★★★☆
Description: Skye's only distillery, named after the stormy bay to the west and dating from 1830.
Location: West side of Carbost, G.R. NG 377319 / deprive wealth regal
Open (2017): Daily, June to September; Monday to Saturday, April to May & October; Weekdays, January to early February, most of March, November & December
Cost (2017): £10+ (adults) depending on tour type; £5 (children)

Name: Carbost Burn waterfall ★☆☆
Description: Attractive but little known waterfall, easily accessible from the roadside above.
Location: Next to minor road on the hill behind Carbost, G.R.: NG 374310 / winter slacker fingertip

[Carbost Burn waterfall]

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