There is so much
to see and do on the Isle of Skye that its difficult to
know where to begin...
Portree - The capital
At the centre of Skye lies the scenic village and island capital of
Portree. Here there are all the usual facilities you would expect of
a small township including: Restaurants, Heritage Centres and
Cinema, many Shops, Library, Harbour, Gallery, Pubs, Churches, Medical
facilities and much more ...
In the South
of the island is Sleat, The Garden of Skye. From
Ardvasar the ferry sails to Mallaig and its here too
that the Clan Donald is located. Beautiful gardens,
restaurant, heritage centre. Just a few miles back
towards the main road is the Gaelic College of Sabhal
Mor Ostaig. Its also worth driving over the hill to Ord
at this junction, the scenery is spectacular.
To the North of Portree lies
the stunningly beautiful Trotternish peninsula with its
amazing rock structures. If you have access to a car,
don't miss the mountain road over the Quiairing. You
should also see the Kilt Rock, find a few fossils, climb
the gentle hill to The Old Man of Storr and work your
way round to Uig where the ferry departs to the Outer
Hebrides, namely Uist and Harris.
To the North West is
Dunvegan with its superb castle and active seat of the
Clan MacLeod. All along this road are sites of interest
that the visitors enjoy so be sure to take your camera.
From Dunvegan onwards towards Glendale you really see
Skye and the wilderness at its best
The West side of Skye is tranquil place. Its reached
from two roads: the Elgol road at Broadford Hotel; and
the Sligachan - Glenbrittle road. Dont miss the
Minginish Peninsula and the home of Talisker Whisky - Carbost. This
is a lovely road with little traffic and Glennnbrittle a truly magnificent walking
There is also
Raasay with the distinctive remnants of an old volcano
Dun Caan clearly visible and of course lastly and
certainly not least are the Cuillin Hills - an almost
constant feature of the Skye landscape.
Dun Caan (Raasay) as seen from