Skye situated off the west coast of Scotland is the largest and best known of the Inner Hebrides. The island is often referred to as the ‘Misty Isle’ and is renowned for its natural beauty and diverse wildlife.
North West Skye is deeply indented and has a wild and rugged landscape, with plummeting sea cliffs and imposing headlands. In marked contrast, the south of the island is green and fertile, with quiet sandy beaches and villages of whitewashed cottages clustered around shimmering bays.
The long and varied history of the island and its surroundings is evident at every turn, from dinosaur footprints in the rocks at Staffin Bay in North Skye, to the Neolithic chambered cairns and stone circles scattered in the countryside and up to the present day peat banks, still utilised by the community.
Wherever you go on this stunning island, you will be met with a warm Scottish welcome which will make you want to return again and again!
We use the King’s Arms Hotel, one of Skye’s oldest hotels, with magnificent views across the Kyle of Lochalsh to the mainland.
offers a wide range of shopping, from fine glass and old-fashioned doll’s houses to upmarket boutiques and High Street favourites. The centrally situated Brunswick Shopping Centre has a great selection of well-known names all under one roof. Bar Street, a charming cobbled area just off the main street is traffic-free and offers a selection of small shops, each as individual as the last. Scarborough also boasts an enviable range of restaurants, offering everything from international cuisine to traditional fish and chips.
Skye’s wild and rugged coastline harbours a number of beaches, from the black volcanic sands at Glendale to the sparkling pink-tinged stretch known as ‘Coral Beach’ close to Dunvegan Castle.