Armadale, Skye

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Gaelic: Armadal
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Armadale Castle
Island: Skye
Grid reference: NG633036
Location: 57°3’45"N, 5°54’20"W
Post town: Isle of Skye
Postcode: IV45
Dialling code: 01471
Local Government
Council: Highland
Ross, Skye and Lochaber

Armadale is a village near the southern end of the Sleat Peninsula, on the Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire. Like most of Sleat, but unlike most of Skye, the area is fairly fertile, and though there are hills, most do not reach a great height. It looks out over the Sound of Sleat, to Morar and Mallaig.

Clan Donald has a visitor centre situated next to the ruins of Armadale Castle and surrounded by large gardens, while the nearby Sabhal Mòr Ostaig is a centre of Gaelic learning.

The village is also a small port, and has a regular Caledonian MacBrayne ferry service to Mallaig on the Inverness-shire mainland. It is at the southern end of the A851 road. When walking on the beach near the pier, it is possible to see otters and seals.

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