Places of Interest


Enjoy unspoilt views of Loch Bracadale, the MacLeod’s Tables, Tarner Island and on a good day, the Outer Isles. Fabulous coastal walks on your doorstep, ideal for beach combing/rock pooling. Local coastal walks – include Oronsay Island (tidal – please check tides). Dun Beag Broch, one of the best preserved Iron Age brochs in Scotland. There is also wildlife in abundance, regular sightings of Otters, Seals basking on the rocks at Sula Sgeir and White-tailed Sea Eagles, to name but a few.

Below are links of various places of interest, resources and activities on the island.

Getting There

From the west coast of Scotland, there are 3 routes onto the island:

  • Via bridge from Kyle of Lochalsh (now toll free).
  • Via ferry from Glenelg.
  • Ferry from Mallaig to Armadale crossing (winter timetable)
  • Ferry from Mallaig to Armadale crossing (summer timetable).

Getting Around

  • Skye Car Hire – Kyle of Lochalsh, Tel 01599 534323.
  • The busy routes are covered by the Citylink services between Kyleakin, Broadford, Portree and Uig.
  • Rapsons (Highland Country Buses) operate other local routes including Armadale-Kyleakin, Portree-Dunvegan and many more.
  • Local bike hire is available from Island Cycles in Portree and Uig Campsite.

Tourist Information Centres

  • PORTREE – Bayfield House, Bayfield Road, Portree, Isle of Skye, IV51 9EL Tel 01478 612137.
  • BROADFORD – The Car Park, Broadford, Isle of Skye, IV49 9AB Tel 01471 822361.

Adventures & Places to Visit

  • Whats on Skye – Definitive un-official visitor guide to events and what's on Skye.
  • The Skye Guide – The independent guide to the Isle of Skye.
  • North Skye – North Skye, Trotternish peninsula & Raasay.
  • Aros Centre – The best of Scottish music, books, culture and heritage in Portree. Very good on a rainy day.
  • The Internet Guide to Scotland – Scottish sightseeing and lots more.
  • Dunvegan Castle – Stronghold of the Chiefs of MacLeod for nearly 800 years.
  • The Isle of Skye Brewing Company – Old fashioned beer from this Skye brewery.
  • Talisker Distillery – A brief history of the famous whisky distillery in Carbost, Skye.
  • Edinbane Pottery – Specialists in both woodfired and salt glazed pottery.
  • SkyeSkyns – Skyeskyns, manufacturers and suppliers of finest quality sheepskins, is a family business established on the Isle of Skye in 1983.
  • The Skye Museum of Island Life – Thatched croft houses depicting life on the Isle of Skye in times gone by.
  • Bella Jane Boat Trips – No visit to the Isle of Skye is complete without a trip on the award winning Bella Jane in Elgol.
  • Misty Isle Boat Trips – The Misty Isle sails twice daily from Elgol, everyday except Sunday from April to October.
  • Spindrift Boat Trips – Boat trips start from Portree Harbour and visit the Isle of Rona and the Isle of Raasay.

Climbing & Walking

  • WalkHighlands – Walkhighlands offers your complete free online guide to this stunning island.
  • Wilderness Scotland – Specialist tour operator offering walking, sailing and adventure holidays and tailor-made experiences in the most remote and beautiful regions of Scotland.
  • Climb Skye – Professional mountain guide for the Cuillin and Isle of Skye.

Wildlife

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