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The Isle of Skye Scotland

The romantic Isle of Skye is on everyone’s must-see list.

Skye is the largest, and arguably best known, of Scotland's Inner Hebrides.

 

You join Skye from the mainland via the Skye bridge. The Cuillin Hills dominate the landscape. Explore Trotternish to see strange peaks, peculiar rock formations and fairy-tale waterfalls. Skye has strong links with clan battles, the Jacobite Rising and the Highland Clearances.

The isle has also provided inspiration for poetry, songs, novels and films.

 

The isle’s main town Portree has a character all its own. Seek out the colourful harbour, home to a fleet of fishing boats.

Enjoy their daily catch in one of the town’s many restaurants.


The Isle of Skye offers some of Scotland’s most spectacular scenery. The soaring peaks of the Cuillin Hills, the dramatic geology of the Old Man of Storr and The Quiraing , an extraordinary assembly of pinnacles, rock towers and secret places. Visit stately Dunvegan Castle or the extensive gardens at the Clan Donald Centre. Don’t forget to take time-out to explore Portree with its pretty harbour and local craft shops.

There is so much to experience on the Isle of Skye with Scottish Tours



Fun Facts about the Isle of Skye

  • The Glenelg to Skye ferry is operated by a turntable ferry "Glenachulish" which can carry 6 cars.
  • From Mallaig you can sail "over the sea to Skye" by modern ferry.
  • Skye has been joined to the mainland by bridge since 1995.
  • The origin of the name Skye is uncertain but it is thought that it could have a Gaelic origin meaning winged isle referring to the shape of the island.
  • There is a monument to Flora MacDonald, who helped Bonnie Prince Charlie escape "Over the sea to Skye", in the cemetery at Kilmuir. It is inscribed with Dr Johnson's epitaph for her: 'A name that will be mentioned in history, and if courage and fidelity b

Things you must see on the Isle of Skye ...

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Tours that visit Isle of skye


Isle of Skye and the Jacobite Steam Train

Isle of Skye and the Jacobite Steam Train 3 Day Tour from £484.00
from Edinburgh

This magical tour combines a magical visit to the Isle of Skye with a trip on the World famous Jacobite Steam Train – the real Hogwarts’s Express!

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Skye, Loch Ness and Inverness

Skye, Loch Ness and Inverness 5 Day Tour from £560.00
from Edinburgh

Explore the beauty of the Highlands including the romantic Isle of Skye and take a trip on the famous Jacobite Steam Train, star of the Harry Potter movies!

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Skye and the Scottish Highlands

Skye and the Scottish Highlands 3 Day Tour from £270.00
from Edinburgh and Glasgow

Experience the best of the Scottish Highlands on this 3-day Isle of Skye tour.

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The Ultimate Skye Tour

The Ultimate Skye Tour 1 Day Tour from £75.00
from Inverness

Discover the highlights of the Isle of Skye including Portree, Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock, Cuillin Hills and the famous Fairy Pools.

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Eilean Donan Castle and Isle of Skye

Eilean Donan Castle and Isle of Skye 1 Day Tour from £53.00
from Inverness

The Isle of Skye is famed the world over for its dramatic mountain scenery and picturesque seascapes. Come with us and explore the Magical Isle.

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Isle of Skye Explorer

Isle of Skye Explorer 3 Day Tour from £279.00
from Edinburgh and Glasgow

While the focus of this delightful tour is undoubtedly the beautiful Isle of Skye you’ll also experience Scotland’s west coast scenery at its very best.

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Isle of Skye and the Outer Hebrides

Isle of Skye and the Outer Hebrides 6 Day Tour from £841.00
from Edinburgh

Sample the captivating delights of Scotland’s Highlands and islands, exploring famous sights and discovering hidden gems in a land of rich history and charm.

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Road to the Isles

Road to the Isles 5 Day Tour from £560.00
from Edinburgh and Glasgow

Enjoy the natural beauty of the Isle of Skye and the spectacular scenery of the Scottish Highlands on this relaxing and in-depoth tour.

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Edinburgh, Skye and the Highlands

Edinburgh, Skye and the Highlands 4 Day Tour from £645.00
from London

Travel directly from London to visit Edinburgh, Scotland’s historic Capital City then tour through the Highlands to see Glen Coe, Loch Ness and the amazing Isle of Skye.

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Edinburgh, Skye and the Far North

Edinburgh, Skye and the Far North 5 Day Tour from £790.00
from London

On this short break from London discover elegant Edinburgh then head to the Highlands to explore the Isle of Skye and the Northern Highlands.

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Edinburgh, Skye and Jacobite Steam Train Experience

Edinburgh, Skye and Jacobite Steam Train Experience 5 Day Tour from £845.00
from London

This rail and coach tour from London combines graceful Edinburgh, the beautiful Scottish Highlands and an unforgettable journey on the real Hogwarts Express.

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A Look at Skye

A Look at Skye 2 Day Tour from £250.00
from Edinburgh

This 2 day tour is ideal if time is short and you want to get a real taste of the Highlands and the beautiful Isle of Skye!

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Country Roads of Scotland

Country Roads of Scotland 9 Day Tour from £2,075.00
from Edinburgh

Scotland shows off its most attractive side on this luxury road-cruise tour to Skye, the Highlands and Orkney Islands.

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Scenic Skye

Scenic Skye 1 Day Tour from £49.00
from Inverness

Discover towering mountain ranges and an ancient castle en route to an unforgettable experience on this magical isle.

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Scottish Isles and Glens

Scottish Isles and Glens 12 Day Tour from £2,360.00
from Glasgow

Be captivated by the beauty of the Scottish Highlands and Islands on this luxury tour that includes visits to the Orkney Islands, Skye and Bute.

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