We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Black Cuillin

Scotland
+44 1470 521206
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Scottish adventures

Fabulous location we camped at the foot of the black Cuillins on our first night on Sky. Stunning... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
helenmaw123
via mobile
Stunning drive

This drive was worth coming to the Isle of Skye. Amazing scenery around each corner and driving... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
suchagirl
,
manassas, va
Read all 97 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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.’
  • Excellent90%
  • Very good8%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“glen brittle” (7 reviews)
“main ridge” (2 reviews)
LOCATION
Scotland
CONTACT
Website
+44 1470 521206

Similar Things to Do in Isle of Skye

Write a Review
Reviews (97)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 97 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 22 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
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Had the opportunity to spend a week in the area. Scenery is just amazing and changes in a flash. Blue sky, grey sky, wet or dry it doesn't matter the changeable weather when we where in the area just added to the experience. If you...More

Thank Thorbourne62
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We actually ran into these mountains on accident, driving from Inverness to the Fairy Pools in Glenbrittle. There are a bunch of places to stop off on the road and take pictures which is what we did. It was amazing driving through them and seeing...More

Thank 136renaew
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We loved this area of Scotland. There is nothing more beautiful than the black of the Cuillin mountains. They are majestic and simply not to be missed!

Thank holeinone44
Reviewed 6 September 2016

We weren't able to hike up into the mountain range but we stopped at the basin below them and they were breathtaking. Worth a stop to see them, but would have made an even better hike!

Thank Kailey T
Reviewed 28 August 2016

These mountains dominate south and central Skye. A good place to start to get an understanding of them is Sligachan as well as routes to walk into them there are useful information boards explaining their formation ( you wil understand allusions to gabbro that crop...More

Thank AlisonWhiteford
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

The most spectacular mountains in the UK by far. There are low level walks for the family or hard level climbs for the serious climber. A compass is useless so if you're unsure of the area, get a guide or stay within visual navigation limits.

Thank Danny K
Reviewed 24 July 2016

We were lucky when we were in Skye that day, the sun shone at times but even when it was dull it made the mountains even more dramatic looking.

Thank Sheila F
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Seumas' Bar
236 reviews
.16 km away
Raasay House
78 reviews
9.06 km away
The Old Inn
596 reviews
10.66 km away
Blue Shed Cafe
187 reviews
12.79 km away
Nearby Attractions
Sligachan Old Bridge
43 reviews
.24 km away
Isle of skye golf club
13 reviews
5.37 km away
Fairy Pools
1,490 reviews
7.35 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Black Cuillin staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit