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
A castle has perched on a rock overlooking Loch Dunvegan since the 13th century. It’s been home to the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod for 800 years. Its many treasures include the Fairy Flag, said to bring good luck to the clan in times of trouble.
Gateway to Skye, Eilean Donan may not be a name you know, but it is an iconic castle known around the world. Set on an island where three lochs meet, it is regarded as one of the most beautiful castles in Scotland.
Armadale Castle is the spiritual Skye home of Clan Donald. Discover 1,500 years of Highland history in the Museum of the Isles. Enjoy a walk through woodland trails, ancient ruins and colourful gardens.
Boasting stunning landscapes and spectacular views, no trip to Skye is complete without a visit to the famous Cuillins. These brooding peaks are divided into two separate ranges by the mighty Glen Sligachan, with the rounded granite ‘red hills’ to the east, opposite the jagged black spikes of the volcanic Black Cuillins, with 11 Munros waiting to be conquered.
Alive with centuries of history, the island capital features colourful cottages nestled round a harbour of gently-bobbing boats. Follow in the footsteps of King James V, who visited the town in 1540, and revel in the folklore of the Royal Hotel, where the fugitive Bonnie Prince Charlie allegedly said goodbye to Flora MacDonald after she helped him flee the mainland.
Journey to the north of the island and gaze in wonder at some of Scotland’s most dramatic scenery. Learn how the Old Man of Storr and awe-inspiring Kilt Rock were formed 65 million years ago. Marvel at the Quiraing rock formation, its imposing edifices caused by huge landslips and now the star of big-screen adventures including Prometheus and The BFG.
Glittering gloriously in the sunlight, this stunning series of crystal-clear pools in the Fairy Glan is a truly magical place that draws admiring visitors from all four corners of the globe. Wander beneath towering crags with the sound of cascading waterfalls ringing in your ears before arriving to admire the pools’ beautifully serene aqua depths. Dare you dive in for a dip?
The Isle of Skye bridge connects mainland Scotland to Kyle of Lochalsh on Skye. First opened in 1995, the bridge charged a toll to cross both ways, however, after much political campaign the bridge became free in December 2004. The total distance across is 1.5 miles (2.4km) with the main arch about 35m high.
Skye’s most westerly point is a place of rugged beauty and natural wonder. Staring defiantly out across the Minch, its famous lighthouse keeps watch over both crashing waves below and screeching gulls above. Dolphins, porpoises and minke whales are often to be spotted off beautiful Moonen Bay, along with basking sharks. Just don’t forget those binoculars!
Travel back in time and fall in love with one of Scotland’s most famous heroines. Learn the story behind the famous song as this plucky lass disguised Bonnie Prince Charlie as her maid to escape “over the sea to Skye” in 1746. Hear about her subsequent spells in prison and America, before visiting her final resting place at peaceful Kilmuir graveyard.
History comes alive at this remote village, whose perfectly preserved artefacts offer a fascinating glimpse into island days gone by. Now a museum each of the seven thatched cottages is filled with cherished belongings used by the people who lived, worked and died here. Gaze into the faces in the many photos and imagine the stories they could tell of life a
Exploring the magical Isle of Skye and the picturesque Scottish Highlands including a trip on the real Hogwarts Express makes for a very special touring experience.
Enjoy the natural beauty of the Isle of Skye and the spectacular scenery of the Scottish Highlands on this relaxing and in-depoth tour.
Experience the best of the Scottish Highlands on this 3-day Isle of Skye tour.
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!
Explore historic monuments and experience the many natural wonders of the Highlands in this fascinating tour of the very best of Scotland.
Discover towering mountain ranges and an ancient castle en route to an unforgettable experience on this magical isle.
Discover the highlights of the Isle of Skye including Portree, Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock, Cuillin Hills and the famous Fairy Pools.
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!
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.
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.
Discover the scenic beauty of the North Coast 500, sail over the sea to Skye and explore the ancient history of the Orkney Islands on this magnificent tour.
Travel directly from London to visit Edinburgh, Scotland’s historic Capital City then travel through the Highlands to see Loch Ness, Eilean Donan Castle and the amazing Isle of Skye.
On this short break from London discover elegant Edinburgh then head to the Highlands to explore the Isle of Skye and the Northern Highlands.
Explore the highlights of the magical Isle of Skye including a visit to the enchanting Fairy Pools
The short tour combines the magical and mythical Isle of Skye with a memorable trip on the Jacobite Steam Train.
Explore Skye, the Orkney Islands together with the Western and Northern Highlands in one spectacular tour.