Explore Skye

We are lucky to live on such a beautiful island! The Isle of Skye has an abundance of things to do and this list just keeps growing. We hope this helps and feel free to contact us if you have any specific queries about the area.

1.  The Fairy Pools are magical.  The deep blue pools in the river filled with crystal clear water from the Cuillin are breathtaking. These pools have become popular for ‘Wild Swimming’. Are you brave enough to take a dip?

2.  Skye has a growing reputation for it’s fresh local produce and excellent restaurants. There are so many to list but our favourites to recommend close to us are Scorrybreac - make a reservation, it’s reputation means it is hard to get a table, but well worth it!  Sea Breezes is located down at the Harbour and serves fabulous seafood (try out their Seafood Platter).  Also located down at the Harbour is the Rosedale Hotel with heavenly views across the water, lots of fresh local seafood and meats on offer.  Cuchulin in Portree village square is a busy restaurant serving delicious local food, again you will need to book when Skye is busy.

3.  One of the best drives on Skye is around the north coast.  You will see the iconic Old Man of Storr that dominates the landscape. It will take you about an hour and a half to climb to just under the Old Man, the views from the top are breathtaking.  Take a look at the photo in gallery below of Quiraing and you will want to experience this stunning place. Walk the Quiraing,  the largest landslip in the country, on the east coast of Trotternish. The Quiraing loop is a spectacular walk for the more confident with heights.

Kilt Rock is also on this drive as are the Lealt Falls, this is Skye at it’s best.

4. If nature is what your after then we can recommend you take a boat trip to see the Sea Eagles. The white-tailed eagle (Sea Eagle) is the largest bird of prey in Britain. One of the most reliable ways to see these birds is by taking a Stardust boat trip from Portree.

5.  If you love castles, you must visit the historic Dunvegan Castle and Gardens. The ancestral home to the Clan MacLeod set in mature gardens overlooking the sea (where you can catch a trip on a boat to see the local seals).

6.  Loch Coruisk  – A stunning fresh water loch surrounded by the Cuillin Mountains. Try Bella Jane Boat Trips for an unforgettable boat trip into Loch Coruisk.

7. Whisky lovers will enjoy the drive to Talisker Distillery and the tour with a tasting of this peaty malt.  While you are there you might want to take a drive to Talisker Beach and see the black sands and crashing Atlantic waves.