Beautiful seaside village that looks into the Cuillin heart as well as out to sea.
Elgol lies at the the end of the B8083 and is a trip there an back but offers a few rewards: outstanding views towards the Cuillins (perhaps the best) and wonderful sea views out towards the northern inner Hebrides. If you want ot take a trip to see it all by boat, this is the place to start (see below). You can also continue on a small road towards the crofting village of Glasnakille which faces East towards the mainland.
Wainwright said of the view, “…a beautiful foreground to a classic view, the finest in Britain… a picture that would defeat a Constable or a Turner”
Local Sights & Activities for Elgol
The best sightseeing activities require yo to either step out with boots or put on a lifejacket. There are two tour boats operating from the harbour: Bella Jane Boat Trips that carries you up to the head of Loch Scavaig and there is the Misty Isle Boat Trips also offering a similar service. A faster and more exciting way to explore is with Aquaexplore who use a rib and can take you out as far as Canna & Rum
Elgol Hotels & Accommodation
There are several B&Bs in Elgol, but a more attractive option is Rowan Cottage, Tel./Fax. 866287, www.rowncott.demon.co.uk Open Apr-Nov, a mile east at Glasnakille. You can also stay at Coruisk House (014718 66330)