The Isle of Skye is a beautiful, dramatic and romantic island. The largest of the Inner Hebrides, situated off the North-West coast of the Scottish Highlands, it is also the only island with a bridge connecting it to the mainland. Though you can still take the ferry from Glenelg or Mallaig if you wish.

Once here, there are a multitude of things to do, with activities to suit all ages and preferences. Skye boasts epic scenery for walking, climbing or photography; numerous sea lochs for kayaking, fishing, or spotting whales, dolphins and seals; World-class food and drink; and a rich cultural heritage spanning thousands of years.

So whether it’s action-packed adventure, or simply relaxing in splendid isolation, Skye has something for everyone.

Here are a number of useful links to help you plan your visit:

About the Island
Official Isle of Skye Website
Sabhal Mor Ostaig – Gaelic College
Skye Museum of Island Life
Aros Skye – Cafe, Cinema, Bookshops and Gallery

Eating and Drinking:
The local restaurants get pretty busy so it is best to book in advance.

The following are the eating places that we are happy to recommend:

The Three Chimneys –  ½ mile from the house an easy walk away!
Tel. +44 (0) 1470 511 258
www.threechimneys.co.uk

Old School Restaurant – in Dunvegan, a 10-15 minute drive to this very popular restaurant.
Tel. +44 (0) 1470 521 421
www.oldschoolrestaurant.co.uk

Edinbane Inn  – a 20 minutes drive, another popular restaurant and pub.
Tel. +44 (0) 1470 582 414
www.edinbaneinn.co.uk

Edinbane Lodge – a 20 minutes drive, fine dining in a converted 16th century lodge.
Tel. +44 (0) 1470 582 217
www.edinbanelodge.com

Loch Bay – 30 minutes to drive to this posher restaurant. (Michelin star)
Tel. +44 (0) 1470 592 235
www.lochbay-restaurant.co.uk​

 

 

Walking, Hiking, Climbing
WalkHighlands- Skye/ – From the Cuillin ridge to gentle rambles, Walkhighlands is a great resource with graded walks, images and directions

Skye Ghillie – Skye’s Unique Angling & Wild Walks Guiding Service

Castles and Historic Sites
Dunvegan Castle
Duntulm Castle