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Isle of Skye

Skye is a truly magical place. The largest of the Inner Hebrides, it's home to some of Scotland's most iconic landscapes. Whether you are visiting for a few days whilst on a tour of Scotland or staying for a longer spell, the island has countless ways to enchant you, with its mountain ranges, miles of dramatic coastline and captivating history. Bring your sense of adventure!

Natural wonders

If there's one thing about Skye that'll leave a lasting impression on you, it's got to be the scenery. Just driving around, you can see many of Skye's most majestic geological features, such as the Old Man of Storr, the Quiraing and the Cuillin. But be sure to take your sturdiest of boots and explore these unique sights on foot for the real rewards.

Delve into the past

Perhaps you've got ancestral connections to the island, or are just fascinated by life in Skye in eras gone by? The island has a wealth of history, from prehistoric sites to brooding castles. Learn about long ago feuds of rivalling clans, Jacobite battles, and the devastation of crofting communities during the Highland Clearances.

Towns and villages

After a busy day of exploring, the island's town and villages are welcoming places where you can try tasty local fare in restaurants, or relax with the tipple of your choice in charming pubs and bars. Perhaps you'll try the local malt whisky, or maybe an island beer?

Travel in Skye

Getting here

From the mainland, there are three route options for getting to Skye:

  • A Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac) ferry runs daily from the port of Mallaig in the west Highlands to Armadale in Sleat on the south of Skye. You can get to Mallaig by road or train.
  • The Skye Bridge is a road bridge spanning Loch Alsh between the mainland village of Kyle of Lochalsh which is connected to Scotland's rail network, and Kyleakin on Skye. Buses go directly from Glasgow and Inverness to the island, too.
  • The privately-operated Glenelg ferry connects Glenelg on the mainland with Kylerhea on Skye.

Getting around 

It's easy to get around Skye and the scenery you'll see as you travel round the island is pretty unbelievable! Driving is the preferred option for many visitors as it offers the most flexibility and access to remoter spots. Some of the island's roads are single track, with ample passing places. The island is also served by Stagecoach buses, connecting the main villages.

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