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The Isle of Skye

Experience the enchanting beauty of the Isle of Skye in Scotland with our captivating tours.

The Isle of Skye, often referred to simply as Skye, is a stunningly beautiful island located off the northwest coast of Scotland. The population of the Isle of Skye is estimated to be around 10,000 people, with tourism being one of the main sources of employment on the island.

The island is known for its rugged landscapes, dramatic coastline, and rich history. Here are just some of the things you can do while visiting Skye:

  • Explore the Cuillin Mountains: The Cuillin Mountains are a range of rocky peaks that dominate the skyline of Skye. Whether you’re an experienced mountaineer or prefer more gentle hikes, there are trails to suit all levels of ability. The views from the summits are truly spectacular.
  • Visit the Fairy Pools: Located at the foot of the Cuillin Mountains, the Fairy Pools are a series of crystal-clear pools and waterfalls that make for a magical hiking destination. The pools are popular for wild swimming, but even if you don’t fancy a dip, the scenery alone is worth the visit.
  • Discover Dunvegan Castle: Dunvegan Castle is one of the oldest continuously inhabited castles in Scotland and has been the ancestral home of the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod for over 800 years. Visitors can explore the castle’s historic rooms, beautiful gardens, and learn about its fascinating history.
  • Take a Boat Trip: Skye’s coastline is dotted with sea cliffs, sea stacks, and hidden coves, making it the perfect destination for a boat trip. You can take a wildlife-watching cruise to spot seals, dolphins, and seabirds, or even venture out to neighbouring islands like the Isle of Rum or the Small Isles.
  • Visit the Old Man of Storr: The Old Man of Storr is a striking rock formation located on the Trotternish Peninsula. It’s a popular hiking destination, offering breathtaking views over the surrounding landscape. The hike to the Old Man of Storr is relatively short but steep, so be sure to wear sturdy footwear.
  • Explore Portree: Portree is the largest town on Skye and serves as a hub for visitors to the island. Wander along the colourful harbour, browse the shops and galleries, and sample some delicious seafood in one of the town’s many restaurants.
  • Discover Neist Point: Neist Point is the westernmost point on Skye and is famous for its dramatic cliffs and lighthouse. The views from the cliffs are stunning, especially at sunset, and there are several walking trails in the area that allow you to explore the rugged coastline.