Isle of Skye
Whether you want to visit the Isle of Skye for a few days whilst on a tour of Scotland, or stay for a longer spell, the island has countless ways to enchant you with its mountain ranges, miles of dramatic coastline and captivating history.
Travel to and around Skye
The Caledonian MacBrayne ferry (Mallaig to Skye) 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.
Plan your trip on the CalMac website
The privately-operated Glenelg ferry connects Glenelg on the mainland with Kylerhea on Skye.
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 to Skye and Inverness to Skye, too.
Bus and coach
The island is served by Stagecoach buses, connecting the main villages.
It's easy to get around Skye and the scenery you'll see as you travel round the island is pretty unbelievable!
Driving around Skye is the preferred option for many visitors as it offers the most flexibility and access to more remote spots. Some of the island's roads are single track, with ample passing places.
Where to stay in Skye
Find out all you need to know about the best hotels in Skye, camping in Skye, Skye holiday cottages and all the best places to stay in Skye.
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Help and advice
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Where to eat in Skye
From a warming cup of coffee to fresh, local produce or epic island whisky, there's plenty of food and drink to enjoy on Skye.
Map of Skye
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Things to see & do
12 undiscovered spots on the Isle of Skye
Discover unusual things to do and hidden gems on the Isle of Skye, including Waternish Point, Isle of Rum and more.
Experience Skye's unique culture, landscape and heritage with whale watching, film locations and even dinosaurs!
Tours, routes and trails
Check out our ideas for short breaks and trips around Skye.
Find out about all of the great eventshappening in Skye and Lochalsh, from the Skye Festival (Fèis an Eilein) in July to the Skye Highland Games in August and the SEALL Festival of Small Halls in November.
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