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:
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
Old School Restaurant – in Dunvegan, a 10-15 minute drive to this very popular restaurant.
Tel. +44 (0) 1470 521 421
Edinbane Inn – a 20 minutes drive, another popular restaurant and pub.
Tel. +44 (0) 1470 582 414
Edinbane Lodge – a 20 minutes drive, fine dining in a converted 16th century lodge.
Tel. +44 (0) 1470 582 217
Loch Bay – 30 minutes to drive to this posher restaurant. (Michelin star)
Tel. +44 (0) 1470 592 235
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