Leave the small Highland village and head west on a stunning drive to the Kyle of Lochalsh and the bridge over to the Isle of Skye. Your first stop should be Clan Donald Skye, a 20,000 acre highland estate in south Skye. Once part of the traditional lands of Clan Donald, the estate was purchased by the Clan Donald Lands Trust in 1971, established to promote and develop an understanding of the clan. The estate is home to the Museum of the Isles based in Armadale Castle, where you can learn more about the history of the clan, and 40 acres of gardens and woodland areas, with magnificent trees, flowers and plants.
Follow in the footsteps of Bonnie Prince Charlie who escaped to Skye by boat after his army’s defeat at the Battle of Culloden. He was rowed across the Minch by Flora MacDonald and his journey took him throughout the island. Drive north to Skye's largest settlement, the picturesque harbour village of Portree, where, in 1746, Bonnie Prince Charlie bade his final farewell to Flora MacDonald. You can see a memorial to the Jacobite heroine at Kilmuir Graveyard.
You can find out even more about Flora at Dunvegan Castle, a mighty stronghold built on a rock. The massive exterior is made up of six separate buildings surrounded with defensive battlements running the whole length of the roof line. Enter the castle to see the grand rooms, which are full of priceless heirlooms and items thought to have belonged to her.