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Black Cuillin

Scotland
+44 1470 521206
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Most beautiful scenery of the UK

This is one of the most beautiful sceneries. Great place for walks, scrambling or climbing .. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
HeleneSalomons
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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You will no doubt pass this place anyway. It will take you 5 mins to jump out of the car, take a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
jessparker7
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York, United Kingdom
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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 3 weeks ago

This is one of the most beautiful sceneries. Great place for walks, scrambling or climbing .. The Isle of Skye is the place to be, unfortunately very busy during the summer months..but still beautiful!

Thank HeleneSalomons
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You will no doubt pass this place anyway. It will take you 5 mins to jump out of the car, take a few snaps and then zoom off again. Hopefully you can avoid the large coach parties

Thank jessparker7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good walking and climbing but also lovely views for those less energetic. Car parks/stopping points will get busy during peak periods.

Thank marksalisbury552410
Reviewed 13 August 2017

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 21 July 2017

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
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