The first big village you come to on Skye and the second biggest town on the Island. Over looking Broadford bay and the distant applecross hills.
Like many places in Skye, Broadford derives its name from Old Norse. To the Vikings this was Breiðafjorðr - the wide bay. The Gaelic name is of modern derivation and assumes that the "ford" element meant a river crossing.
Broadford was a cattle market until 1812. We sometimes stop here to pickup fellow travellers.