Discover the island of Skye in Scotland

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The Isle of Skye is an island in northwest Scotland, and should be a mandatory check point for all visitors from Scotland who have enough time to enjoy the beautiful landscapes of this island.

Discover the island of Skye in Scotland

Photography by Graham Lewis (Grinner)

Visitors who arrive by car to the island of Skye, we recommend going through the beautiful castle of Eilean Donan, following the A87, which is located a few kilometers from the bridge linking Scotland with the Isle of Skye from Kyle’s population of Lochalsh.

From this point of the journey, the landscape is becoming even more spectacular. Continuing along the main road we Sligachan, where you can choose to continue to the largest city on the island, Portree. Portree is a small town, we could compare it to Cadaqués by its location on the seafront, and their small and beautiful streets.

Recommend Portree Dunvegan follow the road through the center of the island, passing cows, sheep and typical Scottish pastorate freely around the island. As you may visit Dunvegan Castle. Twenty miles from Dunvegan we came to Nest Point, the westernmost beacon of Scotland, which only comes after a long walk (with many stairs) for a wonderful setting with spectacular cliffs.

Scotland the Dunvegan Castle

Photography by Eusebius@Commons

In the western part of the island of Skye suggest you visit the beautiful village of Talisker and its beach, which can only be reached on foot or by bicycle, because the road is private. In this area we recommend you visit the Talisker Whisky Distillery. Following the road will come to see the spectacular Cuillin Sligachan, a rock formation that is visible from the car parks on the road. Another possibility is to visit the north of the island towards Uig. Recommended visit from there the Kilt Rock and the impressive waterfall. Do not miss to see either Duntlum Viking castle with a beautiful view.

Tips for visiting the island of Skye:
To visit every corner of the island of Skye is essential to go with a car. We recommend restaurantes Dunvegan Old School, or the luxurious 3 fireplaces Glendale, to sample Scottish cuisine. Even if the pocket is not prepared to spend thousands of pounds, we recommend staying at any bed & breakfast and breakfast on a typical Scottish breakfast, with porridge and hagis.

The island of Skye

Photography by Buho22

Scottish roads are filled with parking lots every few miles, so you can stop and look at the beautiful landscapes around, and take photographs.

Good luck!

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