Hotels in Isle of Skye
Experience the wild, majestic beauty of the Scottish Highlands when you visit the acclaimed Isle of Skye. Positioned off the West Coast of Scotland, the stark beauty of this rugged island, surrounded by lapping water is a must see for those who love the outdoors. There is something for everyone with a plentiful supply of Isle of Skye hotels offering a range of accommodation from budget to luxury.
For those seeking to combine beautiful views with an interesting hike, then the dramatic rock formations of the Quiraing are a must. Located on the Trotternish peninsula, you can also find another famous landmark known as the Old Man of Storr.
Neist Point, located to the Northwest of Skye is a starkly beautiful location with dramatic cliff edges leading down to hidden rocky outcrops and sandy coves. Its famous lighthouse, still operating today was built by David A Stevenson in 1909 and continues to warn passing ships of the treacherous coastline. For a mystical experience, the Faerie Glen, with its enchanting miniature landscape and peaceful setting is a perfect place for a leisurely picnic and gentle stroll. Spot the seals frolicking in the waves as you stroll along the white shore of Claigan Coral Beach with its turquoise waters and rugged backdrop.
Places to Eat:
For a touch of romance, visit the internationally acclaimed Three Chimneys, located half way between Dunvegan and Waterstein. A candle lit Crofters Cottage offers award winning, delicious gourmet cuisine from renowned chef, Michael Smith. Alternatively, try the Harbour View Seafood Restaurant in Portree with its fresh, locally sourced oysters and langoustines. Toast yourself by the log fire and watch the world go by in this cosy retreat.
Visit the Talisker Distillery, the oldest of its kind on the island and get to taste some award winning Single Malt Whiskey before heading to the nearby Oyster Shed for some freshly caught seafood overlooking Loch Harport.
Things to do:
For those seeking adventure, there are a number of outdoor centres to choose from, offering a range of pursuits for all the family. Armadale Activities, situated on the Clan Donald Estate, provides the opportunity to hone your axe throwing and archery skills, dabble with a spot of clay pigeon shooting or handle an air rifle. They also offer scenic land rover tours, to watch the sun go down.
For more adrenaline fuelled family activities, try Skye Adventure, a company that offers everything from coasteering and gorge walking to rock climbing and scrambling.
For those with a historic bent, visit Dunvegan Castle and Gardens, the ancestral home to the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod. Discover 800 years of clan history, with fine paintings and interesting artefacts on display before taking a stroll in the formal gardens. Complete your trip with a visit to the seal colony on Loch Dunvegan, via boat.
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