Things To See & Do
The towering Cuillin Range dominates the landscape, its sometime snow-capped peaks visible from most parts of the Isle of Skye to tempt serious walkers and climbers. However, there is plenty of gentler walking to be found elsewhere, from the eerie “Old Man of Storr” and the dramatic cliffs of the Quirang on the northerly Trotternish peninsula, to the sheltered Bracadale area on the west coast, with its stunning views of the western isles.
The town of Portree, with its attractive painted harbour, is well worth a visit, as is historic Dunvegan Castle and Gardens up in the north-west. Down in the far south of the island, the fertile Sleat peninsula is often referred to as the “Garden of Skye”. Here you’ll find Armadale Castle and the Museum of the Isles, plus more delightful walks out to the Point of Sleat, where the views of the small isles of Rum and Eigg are not to be missed. A day-trip to the unspoilt neighbouring island of Raasay is also well worth considering for those who enjoy walking in the wilds!
Travelling To & Around
Skye is easily accessible by road via the Skye Bridge, however those of a more romantic disposition can travel ‘Over the Sea to Skye’ via two sea routes from the mainland – by driving the ‘Road to the Isles’ from Fort William to Mallaig and taking the Mallaig-Armadale ferry or via the tiny Glenelg-Kylrea ferry.