Scotland Trip to Harris & Lewis, Outer Hebrides.... travel advice needed please

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According to Google Maps, my journey from Cheshire to Uig, Skye to catch the ferry to Tarbert, will take 9 hours.

Have any of you chaps done the same journey and would you have any recommendations for an overnight stop to break up the travelling? I would want to be at Uig for 08:30 and don't mind an early get up to get on the road, to be at Uig on time to check in at the ferry.

Thanks in advance for your help
 
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I made that exact same trip a few years ago, from my home in Gloucestershire. I stayed at a B&B in Dornie so I could photograph Eilean Donan Castle, but that would mean getting up very early next morning to get to Uig.
 
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I'd head for somewhere close to or on Skye, eg Kyle of Lochalsh or Broadford to give an easy distance to Uig.
Alternatively could you take a later ferry?

Dave
 
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Split driving over a long day with stops and go all way to uig and stay in uig hotel. 8.30 ferry too early for morning shoot ( assuming not midsummer)
 
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We did this trip from Leicester to Harris, stayed in a b&b overnight on Skye just after the bridge has our ferry was early. If you do stay in Skye take some kind of Id with you driving licence/passport, we were nearly refused at the hotel because I failed to read the small print on needing id when checking in. Have a fantastic holiday Harris is beautiful
 
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We did this trip from Leicester to Harris, stayed in a b&b overnight on Skye just after the bridge has our ferry was early. If you do stay in Skye take some kind of Id with you driving licence/passport, we were nearly refused at the hotel because I failed to read the small print on needing id when checking in. Have a fantastic holiday Harris is beautiful
You needed id to stay in a b&b?
Thats unusual.
 
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Thanks for all the advice. I'm now sorted. Driving up Saturday to catch the 18:15 ferry. Will leave plenty of time for a couple of breaks and for if I get distracted by the landscape!
 
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Distracted by the landscape - I think you can bet on it.

Hope you have a great time. All of the Outer Hebrides are wonderful.

Dave
Thanks Dave. I'm going as part of a photography workshop being run by Mark Banks and with 3 other participants. Never been on a workshop before, so will be an interesting time and hopefully, I'll learn a thing or two!
 
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Looking forward to seeing your photos. I spent 8 days on Harris back in October. Was a fantastic experience. The weather was mixed, mostly dry though the place is absolutely stunning. I can't wait to go back
 
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