The Isle of Skye, located off the west coast of Scotland, is one of the most scenic and captivating destinations in the country. Known for its rugged landscapes, medieval castles, and rich history, Skye is a place where you can immerse yourself in nature, culture, and adventure. Whether you’re a seasoned hiker, a casual traveler, or a history buff, there’s something for everyone on Skye. As a tour company specializing in the Isle of Skye, we’re excited to introduce you to some of the best experiences that this island has to offer.
Getting to Skye
Getting to the Isle of Skye is relatively easy, although it does require some planning. The nearest airports are Inverness, Glasgow, and Edinburgh, and from there you can rent a car or take a train or bus to Skye. Alternatively, you can join one of our tours that depart from major cities such as Glasgow and Edinburgh. Our tours offer convenient and comfortable transportation, knowledgeable guides, and flexible itineraries that allow you to explore Skye at your own pace.
Once you’ve arrived on Skye, the options for exploration are endless. Skye is home to some of the most iconic landmarks in Scotland, including the Old Man of Storr, the Quiraing, and the Fairy Pools. These natural wonders offer breathtaking views, excellent photo opportunities, and challenging hikes for those who are up for the adventure. Our tours are designed to cover the most popular attractions of Skye, but we also offer custom itineraries that can cater to your specific interests and needs. Whether you want to go off the beaten path or follow a classic route, our guides can offer you insider knowledge and local insights that you won’t find in guidebooks.
The Old Man of Storr
The Old Man of Storr is a rock formation located in the Trotternish Ridge on Skye. It stands at 50 meters tall and is one of the most photographed landmarks in Scotland. The hike to the Old Man of Storr is relatively easy and takes about 45 minutes to an hour, depending on your pace. The trail is well-marked and offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape, including the Sound of Raasay and the Torridon Mountains. Once you reach the summit, you can enjoy a panoramic view of Skye and take some memorable photos with the Old Man in the background.
The Quiraing is a unique geological formation located in the northern part of Skye. It is a series of cliffs, pinnacles, and rock formations that have been eroded by natural forces over millions of years. The Quiraing offers some of the most dramatic and otherworldly landscapes on Skye, with deep valleys, steep ridges, and narrow paths that lead to hidden waterfalls and caves. The hike to the Quiraing is moderate and takes about two to three hours, depending on your fitness level. The trail can be challenging at times, with steep climbs and uneven terrain, but the views are well worth the effort.
The Fairy Pools
The Fairy Pools are a series of crystal-clear pools and waterfalls located at the foot of the Black Cuillin Mountains. The pools are known for their vibrant blue and green colors, which are caused by the natural minerals in the water. The Fairy Pools offer a refreshing and picturesque spot for a swim or a picnic, especially on a sunny day. The hike to the Fairy Pools is easy and takes about 30 minutes to an hour, depending on your starting point. The trail is well The Fairy Pools offer a refreshing and picturesque spot for a swim or a picnic, especially on a sunny day. The hike to the Fairy Pools is easy and takes about 30 minutes to an hour, depending on your starting point. The trail is well-marked and offers views of the Black Cuillin Mountains and the surrounding moorlands. We highly recommend visiting the Fairy Pools early in the morning or late in the afternoon to avoid crowds and enjoy the tranquility of this magical place.
In addition to the natural attractions, Skye is home to several historic landmarks and cultural sites that are worth a visit. Some of the most notable ones include:
This medieval fortress is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland and is still owned by the MacLeod clan. The castle features beautiful gardens, a museum, and a boat trip to see seals and other marine life.
This famous whisky distillery has been producing single malt whisky since 1830 and offers tours and tastings for visitors.
Armadale Castle and Gardens
This castle, once home to the Macdonalds of Sleat, now serves as a museum and a cultural center. The gardens surrounding the castle are beautiful and offer views of the Sound of Sleat.
Neist Point Lighthouse
This iconic lighthouse is located on the westernmost point of Skye and offers spectacular views of the sea and the cliffs.
Our tours cover all of these attractions and more, and we can customize your itinerary based on your preferences and interests.
Accommodations and Dining
Skye offers a range of accommodations and dining options, from cozy B&Bs to luxury hotels and from traditional Scottish cuisine to international flavors. Some of the most popular places to stay and eat on Skye include:
The Three Chimneys
This award-winning restaurant and hotel is located in a remote part of Skye and offers fine dining with a focus on local and seasonal ingredients.
This historic hotel and restaurant is located in the Sleat Peninsula and offers elegant accommodations and classic Scottish dishes.
The Skye Inn
This charming B&B is located in the town of Portree and offers comfortable rooms and a cozy atmosphere.
This trendy cafe in Portree offers excellent coffee, pastries, and light bites, as well as stunning views of the harbor.
Our tours include recommendations for accommodations and dining based on your budget and preferences.
The Isle of Skye is a unique and unforgettable destination that offers a mix of natural beauty, culture, and adventure. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a seasoned traveler, Skye has something to offer you. Our tours provide a convenient and comprehensive way to explore Skye and make the most of your trip. We are committed to delivering personalized and high-quality services that exceed your expectations. Book your tour with us today and discover the magic of Skye.