Location


The Isle of Skye, situated off the West coast of Mainland Scotland, is the largest and best known of the Inner Hebrides.

Skye is renowned for its natural beauty, history and wildlife. Skye was recently voted ‘4th best island in the world by National Geographic magazine.

The Isle of Skye is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Scotland, and for good reason: people come for the wildlife, history, geology, mind-blowing scenery (see images), hill-walking and a variety of other outdoor activities.

Portree, the island capital, has a picturesque, pastel cottage-lined harbour, overlooked by ‘The Lump’. To the north is the Trotternish peninsula, home to startling geological features such as the Quirang, Kilt Rock and the Old Man of Storr. However, it is the Cuillin that is the most outstanding feature on Skye, the peaks visible from all over the island, one of the most impressive sights in Scotland. With 20 Munros in the Red and Black Cuillin, they are a paradise for walkers and climbers.

The influence of the sea is also never far away with sea fishing and a wide range of other water-sports being catered for on Skye. Wildlife cruises sail from various locations from which you might be able to spot seals, lovable otters, great golden eagles or the even bigger sea eagles.

Bonnie Prince Charlie fled over the sea to Skye with the help of Flora MacDonald. You can take the bridge now, as well as the ferry, but the romance embodied by the flight of ‘The Young Pretender’ still lingers. There’s just something about Skye that will stay with you forever.

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