genuine wilderness on the remote peninsula of Knoydart.
Within walking distance of the cottage is the unique and seasonal Kylerhea Ferry... a very special way to start any visit to Skye. It uses the same crossing used by drovers and their cattle starting their long trek to the market towns of central Scotland.
It is well documented that, in 1773, Dr Johnson and his Scottish companion Boswell passed Bernera Barracks and perhaps, with a wave, acknowledged the occupants of Barracks Cottage.
of Barracks Cottage. They are amongst the best examples in Scotland of Pictish architecture from over 2000 years ago.
Gavin Maxwell lived in splendid isolation at Camesfearna, inspiring the enchanting story of his family of otters in Ring of Bright Water. Sandaig can be reached by exploring the routes on the information leaflets, maps and books available at Barracks Cottage.
For walking, trekking and mountain-eering, Glenelg offers proximity to the best ranges available. The immediate locality offers many wonderful low level and coastal walks. Also accessible are the smouldering peaks of The Cuillins, the Shiel Ridges, Glen Affric and Torridon whilst, to the south, lies
Coming to Barracks Cottage offers an arrival that few destinations can match! Driving to Glenelg means traversing Mam Ratagan which, at 1,100+ feet, is one of the highest mountain passes in the UK! Care is required to negotiate the mostly single track road involving many hairpin bends. Make sure you stop at the the top to view the magnificent vista, including the majestic Five Sisters of Kintail mountain range.
Bernera Barracks, from which the cottage takes its name, was part of a network of forts and military roads built, during the 18th century, to suppress rebellious highland clans.
Ancient Iron Age dwellers lived in the fortified Brochs within walking distance
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