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PLACES TO SEE
- Portree: Portree has a picturesque landscape with pretty pastel hued houses that crowd around. Walk around the bay to gaze back over a picture postcard scene. The upper town boasts plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants, with some decent craft shops too.
- Waternish Peninsula: This area is little explored but do visit this place to see the village of Stein that harbors the glorious 16th century Stein Inn, with its fresh seafood, local enlivened bar and cozy bedrooms.
- Dunvegan Castle in Dunvegan: Visit the Dunvegan village to see the Dunvegan castle, an impressive building that dates as far back as the 1840s. Dunvegan has been the seat of the Clan MacLeod, though, since the 13th century and the castle houses treasures such as a painting by Sir Henry Raeburn and cannonballs fired by a British warship during the Jacobite rebellions.
- Neist Point in Glendale: Neist Point is located at Skye’s most westerly point. Visiting this place, you can hike out to the lighthouse or just admire the sweeping cliffs, some of which stretch up to 1,000ft above the foaming surf.
- Sound of Sleat beach at Sleat: This beach is situated on the southernmost point of Skye. The beauty of the beach lies in the fact that it restores some wonderful rock formations, a lighthouse and great views to Eigg, Rum and the mainland.
- Armdale castle at Armdale: Visit this ruined country house in Armadale, Skye which is a former home of the MacDonalds.
- Skye Museum of Island LifeL: Located in Kilmuir, this museum gives an insight into a way of life that was common on Skye, across the highlands and islands more widely at the close of the 1800s. It consists of a group, or township, of seven thatched cottages, four of which are furnished and equipped as they would have been at the time to illustrate different aspects of island life.
- Kilt Rock: Every year visitors come to check out the basalt kilt-like rocks that rise spectacularly from the Atlantic and the waterfall that thunders almost 200ft down to the surf below.
- Dinosaur footprints at Staffin beach: Travel back in time. Watch the footprints of a family of dinosaurs that walked across the sand here some 165 million years ago.
- Abbotsbury castle at Abbotsbury: Covered amidst dense woodland, this castle inspires imagination and romantic revival.
- Carbost: Visit Carbost, the home to the Talisker distillery and a superb beach.
THINGS TO DO
- Follow the natural trails: Walk up to experience the most surreal views around Isle of Skye. There are many points and mountains in Isle of Skye such as Quairang, Cuillian Ridge, Blaven, The Storr that will inspire you reach up to their peak and witness that sublime beauty.
- Boat tours: If you are keen to see some of the wildlife in Isle of Skye, then take boat trips that leave from Elgol and visit the spectacular Loch Coriusk surrounded by the Cuillin Range. Or take a boat from Portree to one of the smaller neighbouring islands such as Raasay or Rona.
- Swim in the Fairy Pools: The Fairy Pools in Glen Brittle are deep blue pools in the river filled with crystal clear water from the Cuillin. They are a popular destination for ‘Wild Swimming’.
- Fly around Skye in the Seaplane: Treat yourself and book your seat on the ultimate Tour of Skye. The sea plane flies low over all the top locations around Skye.
- See the Northern Lights: The Aurora Borealis can be seen on Skye (with the right conditions) on a winter's evening. Look up in the night sky and watch the colourful light show.
Below we have a list of things to do in Isle Of Skye and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.
This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Isle Of Skye getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.
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