Places of Interest
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Sleat & Southern Skye
Sleat & Southern Skye is renowned for its sunsets and spectacular views of Glen Sheil across the Sound of Sleat. Known as ‘the Garden of Skye’, the profusion of year-round colour and fragrance is a sight to behold. The region is also a haven for wildlife, with otters, deer, seals and even the occasional golden eagle. Whales, dolphins and porpoises have also been spotted in the waters off the Sound.
North West Skye
North West Skye boasts a wild and rugged landscape, where dramatic sea cliffs and imposing headlands sit alongside white coral beaches and black sandy shores. Dunvegan, at the heart of north west Skye witnesses panoramic views of the mighty Cuillin, the rocky mountain range which dominates this region and is also home to Dunvegan Castle, the seat of the Clan Macleod which sits elegantly on the shores of the Loch.
North East Skye
North East Skye offers some of the most spectacular scenery in Scotland; the Trotternish Peninsula, the largest of Skye’s outstretched fingers is a curious landscape of undulating hills and sharp, strangely contorted geological forms. The Storr is the high point of the ridge and its eastern side boasts commanding views over the Sound of Raasay. Further north is the Quirang, an awesome landslip on the eastern side of the ridge, marked with a 120 foot pinnacle known as the Needle.
Raasay Island is just 14 miles long and lies between Skye and the mainland. The island gave shelter to Bonnie Prince Charlie in 1746, which resulted in the burning of many of its houses and destruction of livestock as punishment. Scattered around the tiny island are Brochs, Pictish stones, subterranean dwellings believed to be over 200 years old and a 13th century church.
Fort William forms a large part of the Western Highlands of Scotland and is a haven for those with a love of the great outdoors. With unspoilt beaches, castles, distilleries, golf courses, good shops and friendly pubs, plus of course, Britain’s highest mountain, spectacular Ben Nevis, there is something for everyone.
Mallaig & Morar
Mallaig & Morar Overlooking the Sound of Sleat, Mallaig has numerous attractions including the Heritage Centre, which explains the history of the local fishing industry and the building of the famous West Highland Railway. Morar is the ideal place to watch the steam engines go by on the West Highland Line and is also famous for its spectacular silver sands.
Plockton is a National Trust Conservation Village with a sweeping bay fronted by palm trees and pastel coloured cottages and is one of the region’s biggest attractions.