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Holidays in The Isle of Skye

The Highland island jewel

Lose yourself in the bold wilds of Skye.

Trace the footsteps of dinosaurs on this truly ancient Scottish island. A place further north than Moscow, Russia where palm trees thrive, where you can see Britain’s largest landslips and the most peculiarly shaped rock formations you may ever witness – the Isle of Skye offers more than views.

The centre and south side Skye is the ultimate interactive holiday destination as it’s a famous European playground for mountaineers, trekkers, salmon fishers, bird watchers, mountain bikers and the island even has its own name for kayaking...wait for it… Skyaking. Bad puns aren't something you need to worry about on the Isle of Skye as there’s something new to discover every single day, just pick a direction.

In the north-west you can find the Minginish Peninusla home the Talisker Distillery, Macleod’s Maidens (which are some memorable rock formations) on the way to Loch Bracadale. You can go wildlife spotting to glimpse graceful red deer, the majestic sea eagle, playful seals and otters, whilst truly losing yourself in remote villages and forgotten glens.

“The Isle of Skye is a holiday destination rich with activities or remote escapes to admire the joys of nature.”

The boulder shores of the north east that boasts the finest long distance walk in Scotland along the Trotternish Ridge, also visit the Quiraing, Kilt Rock and the Old Man of Storr - Skye’s strangest eroded rock formations. It’s a geologists’ heaven up here. Look for dinosaur fossils on the coast by the Storr Lochs or take a visit to the museum for collected examples.

The Isle of Skye has many picturesque harbours.

Follow in the steps of Bonnie Prince Charlie and absorb the spectacular surroundings from its mountains with their sharp peaks, vertical faces and vertiginous ridges, to the deep forests and salmon rivers, it’s a holiday destination rich with activities or remote escapes to admire the joys of nature.

Catch a loch tour by seaplane from Broadford to see the wonders of Skye from the, err, sky. There’s few better places to gain the full Highland experience with an abundance of live music venues at heritage centres and down the local pub. Visit working crofts, trace your ancestry, clamber over ancient castle ruins but be sure to take your camera as you won’t believe your eyes. It’s just that kind of place.

While you’re there

Trotternish Trek

Trek up the west coast of the Trotternish Peninsula, one of Scotland's longest and best.

Sea Plane from Broadford

View the Isle of Skye from the air.

Talisker Distillery

For whiskey lovers, visit the region's best distillery for a taste of the Highland's best kept secret.

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