Start your itinerary in the Highland capital of Inverness. If time allows, make the journey to Culloden Visitor Centre where you can explore the 1746 scene of the last battle on British soil.
Inverness boasts good bus links to the Isle of Skye. You can also go by train to Kyle of Lochalsh, within sight of the Skye Bridge linking the island with the mainland, and connect with local bus services. This route across the backbone of Scotland is a magnificent introduction to the landscapes of the west.
On the way to the island’s main town of Portree, why not stop off at Broadford? Here you can link with the bus service to Elgol, a remote community on the west coast of Skye offering boat trips as well as wonderful scenery of the Cuillin Hills. This is often described as Scotland’s finest mountain view.
Set around a picturesque natural harbour, Portree is an ideal location to base yourself with a superb range of shops and leisure facilities. Stay overnight to make use of the great range of accommodation available in the area.