Nestled off the western coast of Scotland, the Isle of Skye awaits, beckoning with its ethereal landscapes, ancient castles, and a sense of otherworldly enchantment. This mystical gem is a must-visit destination for those seeking unparalleled natural beauty and an unforgettable adventure. Towering mountains, cascading waterfalls, and fairy-tale-like rock formations, such as the iconic Old Man of Storr, paint a breathtaking canvas. Explore hidden trails, traverse the dramatic Cuillin Range, or witness the jaw-dropping vistas from the Quiraing. Skye's charming villages, like Portree, exude a warm Highland welcome. Explore colourful harbour fronts, sample fresh seafood, and embrace the vibrant local culture. Set amongst idyllic backdrops our cottages in the Isle of Skye deliver a tranquil retreat from the hustle of modern life. Whether you're looking for pet-friendly, luxury, coastal or even a cosy bolthole for 2, we've got a holiday cottage in the Isle of Skye just for you.
You can experience all the drama and challenges of the mountains on some of the shorter lower routes. There are 12 mountains all over 914 metres, the highest is Sgurr Alasdair at 992 metres. The range attracts ‘Munro baggers’ of all fitness levels and there are walks to suit everyone – though the Sgurr Dearg and its Inaccessible Pinnacle, is best avoided by all except the most expert rock climbers!
Neist Point is one of the most famous lighthouses in Scotland near Glendale on Skye. Walking along the path you’ll see stunning views of high cliffs and the lighthouse which looks out towards the Outer Hebrides. You can also spot sea birds and minke whales in the summer months. Tobar Loch Shianta was the most celebrated healing well in medieval times on the island. Immerse yourself in Skye's rich heritage by visiting historic sites like Dunvegan Castle, the oldest inhabited castle in Scotland. Uncover tales of ancient clans and folklore that echo through time. For nature enthusiasts, Skye offers a haven of wildlife and birdwatching opportunities. Spot seals basking on rocky shores, marvel at sea eagles soaring above and capture the beauty of elusive otters in their natural habitat.
St Columba’s Isle was the centre of Christianity in the Hebrides between 1079 to 1498. It lies between Portree and Dunvegan, and you’ll find ancient ruins and graves dating back many centuries. St Columba is mainly associated with Iona but this is the site he founded the Cathedral of the Bishops of the Isles. Fans of whisky shouldn't miss out on a visit to Talisker Distillery on the shores of Loch Harport. Founded in 1830 and the source of one of the finest whiskies in the UK, a guided tour around the distillery shows the meticulous care that goes into every bottle, and yes, you'll also get to enjoy a taste, too!