Broadford trip planner
Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free
Things to do: shopping, nature
Broadford, together with nearby Harrapool, is the second-largest settlement on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. Broadford is within the parish of Strath.HistoryLike many places in Skye, Broadford derives its name from Old Norse. To the Norsemen this was Breiðafjorðr - the wide bay. The Gaelic name is of modern derivation and assumes that the "ford" element meant a river crossing.West of Broadford in Glen Suardal, on the lower slopes of Beinn na Caillich, is Goir a' Bhlàir, 'the field of battle' ( ). The battle concerned was apparently a decisive action by the Gaelic Clan Mackinnon against the Norsemen.Broadford was a cattle market until 1812, when Telford built the road from Portree to Kyleakin. Veterans of the Napoleonic Wars settled during the first half of the 19th century. Writing in the middle of the 19th century, Alexander Smith said, "If Portree is the London of Skye, Broadford is its Manchester."Legend holds that the recipe for the liqueur Drambuie was given by Bonnie Prince Charlie to Clan MacKinnon who then passed it onto James Ross late 19th century. Ross ran the Broadford Inn (now the Broadford Hotel), where he developed and improved the recipe, initially for his friends and then later to patrons. Ross then began to sell it further afield and the name was registered as a trademark in 1893.Plan your holiday in Broadford and other destinations, from the rural, to the urban, and everything in between, using our United Kingdom (UK) vacation route planner.
Plan your trip to Broadford
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Best things to do in Broadford
See this by visiting one of the destinations below
Some destinations do not have accommodations and require staying in a nearby city. Here are places you can stay:
Recently planned trips to Broadford
21 days in Isle of Skye BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in Isle of Skye BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Isle of Skye BY A USER FROM CHILE August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Isle of Skye BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA December, kids, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Isle of Skye BY A USER FROM ROMANIA June, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans