|One of Skye’s
most popular tourist centres, Broadford is the
island’s second largest town and was a mere
cattle market until 1812 when the great
engineer Thomas Telford built a road linking
Portree and Kyleakin. Veterans of the
Napoleonic Wars were among the first people to
An ideal base from which to explore the island, it boasts two harbours and is overlooked by the beautiful Red Hills. The soaring peak of Beinn na Caillich has a cairn dating to the 13th century containing the remains of a Norwegian princess.
Broadford’s main claim to fame involves the fugitive Bonnie Prince Charlie who not only hid here after the Jacobite rebellion but also left a ‘secret’ with his saviours, the McKinnons. It was the recipe for the popular tipple Drambuie.