Isle of Skye
Isle of Skye
Picturesque coasts, dramatic cliffs, high mountains and bizarre rock formations, deep lochs and colourful houses, as well as places steeped in history- the Isle of Skye really is a magical place.
Skye is the second largest of the Scottish islands and is spread out over many peninsulas. In the centre of the island lies the mountain range the “Black Cuillins”. These mountains are some of the most dramatic in the whole of Scotland and one of their highlight is the “Fairy Pools”- many different rock pools full of crystal clear water, coming directly from the Cuillins.
The Trotternish peninsula in the North of the island offers some spectacular scenery. Bizarre rock formations dominate the peninsula, most notably the “Old Man of Storr”, a legendary rock needle, visible from afar. Another fascinating geological landscape in the North of Trotternish is the “Quiraing”. Otherworldly rock formations and different shades of green make this place outstandingly beautiful. Another must-see is “Kilt Rock” cliff from which a waterfall flows into the sea, named after its resemblance to the kilt.
Portree, the colourful little capital of the island, offers many opportunities for afternoon tea and shopping. The harbour is perfect for a stroll. You can sample a whisky in one of the cosy pubs and there is also a fantastic whisky shop which should not be missed.
Enjoy self-guided hiking and travelling by train