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Colbost (Gaelic: Cealabost) is a tiny settlement on the Duirnish Peninsula in the north-west of Skye.
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.
phone: +44 1470 521296address: Colbost19th C crofter's heather-thatched blackhouse.
Neist Point LighthouseThe lighthouse is a short walk from the road end. A longer walk leads to the Point.
- See Dunvegan for the long hike to .
phone: +44 1470 511 263address: The Old School, Colbost IV55 8ZTJewellers and craft silver shop.
phone: +44 1470 511258address: Colbost, Dunvegan IV55 8ZTAcclaimed 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"
- 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.
- B&Bs and self-catering cottages are found all along the lane through Colbost west to Milovaig. See also "Three Chimneys" above.
phone: +44 1470 511434address: Colbost
phone: +44 1470 521251address: 14 Skinidin, Colbost
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.