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Not to be confused with Carbost, Portree.
Talisker Destillery in Carbost

Carbost is a small village in Skye.

Get in[edit]

Car or walk. Take the B8009 from the A863, which goes to Dunvegan. After a short distance, follow sign left to Carbost.

Get around[edit]

Carbost Village


  • 1 Talisker Distillery, IV47 8SR, +44 1478 614308. Mon - Fri: 10.00 - 16.30 all year, Sat 09.30 - 17.00 Apr - Oct, Sun: 11.00 - 17.00 Jun - Sep. You will have no difficulty in finding the distillery where the well-known Talisker whisky is made. You can then follow the road to the very fine Talisker Beach. On the shores of Loch Harport in Carbost, on the west coast of Skye (and not in the village of Talisker itself) Talisker is Skye's only distillery. Producing a hefty, aromatic and distinctly peaty whisky that is similar to those from Islay. Tours of the distillery are offered at intervals throughout the day by friendly and informative guides. Reservations recommended, especially during the summer. The standard tour takes about 45min. Standard tour: £7 (includes a discount in the shop). Talisker distillery on Wikipedia Talisker (Q278) on Wikidata




  • 1 The Old Inn, Carbost, +44 1478 640205. Adjacent to the bunkhouse and B&B of the same name, take caution from guidebooks that report superb meals and snacks: the professional chef is only employed during the summer season so expect pretty average pub grub between autumn and Easter.


If you do the tour at the distillery, enjoy your free sample - but unless you have some atavistic desire to buy a bottle there and then, sad to say you will do better at a supermarket!

  • 1 The Old Inn, Carbost, +44 1478 640205. Note the words of caution with regard to the menu above, but this is a friendly and cosy pub that - while busy with tourists during the summer - is a charming local during the winter with a stunning view along Loch Harport from the patio.


  • 1 Langal B&B, 9 Carbostmor, Carbost, Isle of Skye, IV47 8ST (On the right as you enter Carbost,from the main road just before the church.), +44 1478 640409. Check-out: 10:00. You feel most welcome, both when you arrive and during you stay. The rooms are pleasant and well furnished with their own basins. The shower is generous and there are facilities for drying your hiking or climbing gear. With a fabulous view over Loch Harport and with Norma being quite able to teach good houskeeping to an expert this is a superb B&B. All is well maintained too. £35-40 per person per night.
  • Phoenix House, Carbost (right in the village next to the shop). A very comfortable B and B very close to the pub in the village. Three double rooms and a cracking breakfast
  • 2 The Old Inn, Carbost, IV47 8SR, +44 1478 640205. Five multiple occupancy bunk rooms in this excellent hostel, recently built overlooking Loch Harport in the small town that is also home to the Talisker Distillery. Large kitchen / lounge upstairs with balcony and views up and down the loch. Adjacent to the Old Inn for food and drinks. £14 / £16 en suite. Bed & breakfast accommodation (£37 / £42) and self catering family chalet (£110 per night) also available.


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