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Black Cuillin

Scotland
+44 1470 521206
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Amazing drive-by views!

Saw this amazing scenery driving all around Skye on a beautiful sunny day. What a beautiful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MrSpiceMan
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Baltimore, Maryland
Beautiful Scenery

There's many beautiful sights on Isle of Skye but The Black Cuillins is probably the one we liked... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
PetPPP
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Montreal, Canada
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The Black Cuillin are a world famous range of mountains on the Isle of Skye. Mainly composed of basalt and gabbro, it is from the dark colour of the gabbro that the Black Cuillin derives its name. The summits of the Cuillin are bare rock, jagged in outline and with steep cliffs and deep cut corries and gullies. All twelve Munros on Skye are Black Cuillin peaks except for Blaven which belongs to a group of outliers separated from the main ridge by Glen Sligachan. The highest point of the Black Cuillin is Sgùrr Alasdair at 992m (3,255ft). At the heart of The Cuillin lies one of Britain's most famous corrie’s, Loch Coruisk, a deep and forbidding body of water. It has inspired countless artists such as William Turner and Sir Walter Scott who described them after his visit in 1814: ‘We were now under the western termination of the high mountains of Cuillin, whose weather-beaten and serrated peaks we had admired at a distance from Dunvegan. They sunk here upon the sea, but with the same bold and peremptory aspect which their distant appearance indicated. They seemed to consist of precipitous sheets of naked rock, down which torrents were leaping in a hundred lines of foam. The tops, apparently inaccessible to human foot, were rent and split into the most tremendous pinnacles: towards the base of these bare and precipitous crags the ground, enriched by the soil washed away from them, is verdant and productive.’
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw this amazing scenery driving all around Skye on a beautiful sunny day. What a beautiful country, well worth the minor hassles from the narrow and often one-track roads and tight squeezes. In summer very tough to find space in the car parks and viewing...More

Thank MrSpiceMan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There's many beautiful sights on Isle of Skye but The Black Cuillins is probably the one we liked the best. There's many places to pull over or park your car for a while and walk or take photos.

Thank PetPPP
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Fabulous views as you wind around the roads. You can see the Cullins from quite a distance. Note the difference between the Red and the Black.

Thank EagleEyeBoston
Reviewed 1 July 2017

You cannot fail to be moved by the Black Cuillins, surely the Diamonds of illustrious Skye. I'm not a climber so cannot pass an opinion on the dangers / challenges they pose, but visually compelling. Loved every different angle as the single-track road twisted to...More

Thank Tillyman
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Fabulous location we camped at the foot of the black Cuillins on our first night on Sky. Stunning and good camp site Strathcarron

Thank helenmaw123
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This drive was worth coming to the Isle of Skye. Amazing scenery around each corner and driving along the many single track roads was not too bad. There were places to pull over and take photos. There are beautiful mountain and sea vistas. Definitely worth...More

1  Thank suchagirl
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

You can't miss the Cuillins if you are on Skye - incredible scenery that looks beautiful in all conditions. We didn't climb or hike on them but still got to appreciate the views as we drove around the island. We stopped off by the Sligichan...More

Thank River S
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Had the opportunity to spend a week in the area. Scenery is just amazing and changes in a flash. Blue sky, grey sky, wet or dry it doesn't matter the changeable weather when we where in the area just added to the experience. If you...More

Thank Thorbourne62
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We actually ran into these mountains on accident, driving from Inverness to the Fairy Pools in Glenbrittle. There are a bunch of places to stop off on the road and take pictures which is what we did. It was amazing driving through them and seeing...More

Thank 136renaew
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We loved this area of Scotland. There is nothing more beautiful than the black of the Cuillin mountains. They are majestic and simply not to be missed!

Thank holeinone44
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