Activities and Attractions
Highlands Scottish Tourist Board Tel:0845 2255121
Eilean Donan Castle Tel:01599 555202
Although the name Eilean Donan was established in the early 7th century, the castle was re-built between 1912 and 1932. Visitors can explore almost every part of the castle, from the Great Hall with its fine paintings and Jacobite memorabilia, to the tiny Billeting Room, which has a fascinating collection of local artefacts.
Dunvegan Castle Tel:01470 521206
The castle has been the stronghold of the Chiefs of MacLeod for nearly 800 years and it remains their home. Rising magnificently from the almost sheer edges of the rock, the castle houses many priceless heirlooms, some of which have descended in the hands of the Chiefs of MacLeod since medieval times.
Armadale Castle Gardens & Museum of the Isles Tel:01471 844305
The castle is set in the heart of a 20,000 acre Highland estate once owned by the Clan Donald. The gardens boast over 40 acres of exotic trees, shrubs and flowers and the chance to observe roe deer, red deer, otters and a variety of birds.
Skye Museum of Island Life Tel:01470-552206
The museum is a group of seven thatched cottages demonstrating life on the island in bygone times. Amongst the many exhibits are items used by Bonnie Prince Charlie and Flora MacDonald, weapons from the age of clan warfare and even Stone Age axeheads used by the island’s earliest inhabitants.
Uig Pottery Centre Tel:01470 542421
The pottery produces a range of functional and decorative items using its own clay mixture and finished with decorations inspired by surrounding land and seascapes.
Isle of Skye Toy Museum Tel:01470 511240
Destroyed by fire in May 2002, the museum has been re-opened and displays an interesting collection of toys and dolls from various periods.
Skye Serpentarium Tel:01471 822209
The Serpentarium has been taking care of more than 50 species of abandoned or endangered reptiles and amphibians for more than 20 years.