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A Visitors' Guide to the Isle of Skye

The Isle of Skye is one of the best places to visit in Scotland. The island is characterised by rugged landscapes, picturesque fishing villages and harbours, and medieval castles.

Also known as Skye, it is home to An Corran, a renowned Mesolithic hunter-gatherer archaeological site dating back to 7th millennium BC. This page shares everything visitors need to know before visiting the Isle of Skye.

Places to Visit

The list of the best natural attractions in the Isle of Skye includes Kilt Rock, Boreraig, Cuillin Ridge, The Storr, The Fairy Glen, and Quiraing. There are also plenty of historical sites and museums to visit, for example, Skye Museum of Island Life, Staffin Dinosaur Museum, Armadale Castle Gardens and Museum, and Neist Point Lighthouse.

Fun Activities in Skye

When it comes to fun activities, the options include enjoying the local cuisine at Oyster Shed, Scorrybreac Restaurant and Talisker whisky distillery, swimming at the Fairy Pools, whale and dolphin watching, kayaking, and experiencing the Northern Lights.

Getting Around

There are ferries from the island to Mallaig, Glenelg, Tarbert, and Raasay. For visitors who prefer air transport, the island boasts the Isle of Skye Airfield. A87 trunk roads traverse Skye, so getting to any destination shouldn't be a problem. Taxis, shuttles and car rentals are available at affordable prices.

There is a wide variety of accommodation options in Skye, ranging from affordable hotels to Airbnb, cabins, house vacation rentals, and more.

For visitors looking for the perfect destination in Scotland, with lots of fun activities to do and places to visit, the Isle of Skye should be top of their bucket list.