Explore The Isle Of Skye

The Isle of Skye is approximately 50 miles long with its Capital of Portree! Skye is the largest of the Inner Hebrides.

The villages to the north of the island include Dunvegan, (where you can visit the Castle and gardens),  EdinbaneUig (where you can catch the ferry to the other islands), and  Staffin (known for its dinosaur footprints).

The Isle of Skye is steeped in history - on a good day when the tide is out you may be lucky enough to see the dinosaur footprints at Staffin Bay or visit the Dinosaur museum nearby.

You can also find out about other historical topics including the Highland clearances dating back to 1852, Bonnie Price Charlie and the Jacobite rebellion.

Wildlife enthusiasts may spot the White Tailed Sea Eagles, otters, seals, whales and dolphins (often seen off the coast of Dunvegan’s Claigan coral beach.

For those keen walkers and climbers, the Cuillin range and The Trotternish ridge offers challenging climbs and interesting walks. There are 12 Munro’s (peaks over 3000 ft).  For the less experienced there are many great walks available on the Island.

Check out our Top Ten Skye Walks.

Beautiful Landscapes

FAIRY POOLS

Glen Brittle located to the south west of the Island, are deep blue pools in the river filled with crystal clear water from the Cuillin. The glen is also overlooked from the east by the formidable Cuillins. Because of its location this area is popular with hikers and mountain bikers and the pools have become popular for ‘Wild Swimming’.  Are you brave enough to swim in these magical pools?

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NORTH SKYE

To the north of Portree is the Trotternish region home to the Old Man of Storr. This deservedly very popular walk climbs up for a close look at the massive pinnacle of the Old Man of Storr - one of Scotland's most iconic places. The Old Man is in fact just one element in an array of fantastic rock features, and the views out over the Sound of Raasay and to the mainland are stunning.

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CUILLIN HILLS

Quite simply Scotland’s most dramatic mountain range boasts a multitude of Munros in its Black Cuillin range. The Red Cuillins although not as challenging are by no means less enjoyable with many walks and paths winding over the tops and through the spectacular glens. These mountains are a serious mountaineering challenge so if you don’t have the skills, experience and gear admire their epic peaks from afar. Peaks like the Inaccessible Pinnacle are aptly named! For some of the best views on Skye of the Cuillin be sure to visit Elgol, Tarskavaig, Sligachan and Carbost.

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TALISKER DISTILLERY

The oldest working distillery on the Isle of Skye, set on the shores of Loch Harport with dramatic views of the Cuillins. This alluring, sweet, full-bodied single malt is so easy to enjoy, and like Skye itself, so hard to leave.

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NEIST POINT - END OF THE WORLD SKYE ESCAPE

Skye’s most westerly point is miles from anywhere and feels it, cut adrift with acres of ocean stretching all around and the Outer Hebrides clearly visible on a good day. You can hike out to the lighthouse or just admire the sweeping cliffs, some of which stretch up to 1,000ft above the foaming surf.

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