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Isle of Skye

The Isle of Skye is utterly captivating, offering myriad spectacular contrasts, from towering mountains to gentle lochs and dramatic coast.

Top Tips for your Isle of Skye Holiday

The Cuillins - put on your hiking boots or simply gaze in awe at this dramatic range of mountains

Fairy Pools at Glenbrittle - go for a dip (or just a look) at this series of crystal-clear pools and waterfalls

Dunvegan Castle - visit this impressive castle & gardens, ancient seat of the Clan MacLeod

Dun Caan, Raasay - take a trip from Skye to the small island of Raasay where you'll find one of the best walks in Scotland

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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.

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