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!
Here you'll discover how to have a truly authentic experience on Skye and the Isle of Raasay. Make lasting memories filled with friendly locals, remarkable attractions, one-of-a-kind activities, and hand-crafted gifts by a flourishing creative community; all set against the bewitching natural beauty for which the islands are world-renowned.
From incredible walks through iconic landscapes like the dramatic Waternish peninsula and drams of the finest malt whisky, to exploring the fabled 'Garden of Skye' on the Sleat peninsula and days filled with action-packed fun on Raasay; learn the true meaning of 'Skye time' by spending just a little more time here.
What's more, discover a place where responsible tourism can make a genuine, positive impact to the environment and local community. Learn about all the enriching voluntourism opportunities available and become part of the islands' new and sustainable visitor experience.
Stay longer and be amazed by just how much more you can experience.
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 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.