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Colbost (Gaelic: Cealabost) is a tiny settlement on the Duirnish Peninsula in the north-west of Skye.

Get in[edit]

See Skye for long-distance travel options. By car take A87 then A850 to Dunvegan, finally B884 west.

Stagecoach Bus 56 runs 3-5 times M-Sat from Portree via Skeabost and Edinbane to Dunvegan and Lonmore, with a couple continuing west to Colbost and Glendale / Milovaig.

Get around[edit]


  • 1 Colbost Folk Museum, Colbost, +44 1470 521296. Easter-Oct daily 09:30-18:00. 19th C crofter's heather-thatched blackhouse. £1.50.
  • 2 Neist Point Lighthouse. The lighthouse is a short walk from the road end. A longer walk leads to the Point. Neist Point Lighthouse (Q15261568) on Wikidata Neist Point Lighthouse on Wikipedia
  • See Dunvegan for the long hike to 3 MacLeod's Maidens.



  • 1 Skye Silver, The Old School, Colbost IV55 8ZT (A mile beyond Colbost on lane to Milovaig), +44 1470 511 263. Daily 10:00-18:00. Jewellers and craft silver shop.


  • 1 The Three Chimneys, Colbost, Dunvegan IV55 8ZT, +44 1470 511258, fax: +44 1470 511358, . Daily 12:15-13:30 & 18:30-21:15. Acclaimed restaurant, book early. It changed owners in April 2019 but the chef remains and the new owner is aiming for continuity. With rooms, the "House Over-by" The Three Chimneys (Q7768962) on Wikidata The Three Chimneys on Wikipedia
  • Cafe Lephin on the road to Milovaig is licensed. It's open M 12:00-16:30 and Tu-F 10:30-19:30.


There's no pub or off-licence here.



Go next[edit]

The only road leads back to Lonmore and Dunvegan. From there either head east to Trotternish, Uig and Portree, or follow the west coast past Carbost to rejoin the main road at Sligachan.

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