Tuesday, July 3, 2018

11 Must Dos in Skye

Known for its rugged landscapes, picturesque fishing villages, as well as medieval castles, the island of Skye is indeed a good place for visitors to start their journey in Scotland. Whether you only have a day or two to spare, here is a list of must-dos in Skye that will definitely complete and satisfy your holiday. 

The Cuillins 

With rugged mountains located on the southern portion of the Isle of Skye--that can be seen from the road as you drive through the island—the Cuillins offers the best and arduous hikes. If you hike up Bla Bheinn (Blaven) or Sgurr na Stri, you are guaranteed a stunning wide view of the Isle of Skye. On the other hand, you can also climb up Sgurr Alasdair for the highest peak on the Isle of Skye. 

Rubha nam Brathairean

Do you like to put in little effort for bigger outcomes? Brother’s Point is a short hike that leads to the most stunning and ethereal scenery on the Isle of Skye. This is a hidden treasure in which only a few people visit; this makes a better experience for those “in the know”.


Elgol, place located on the southwestern coast of Isle of Skye where not many visitors seem to visit, has spectacular coastal views. You should totally make time to experience the enjoyable day trips from Elgol to Loch Coruisk; you will be greeted with stunning scenery of nature and wildlife. 

Old Man of Storr

Not only does it have such a cool name, Old Man of Storr also has cool picturesque landscapes. In fact, Old Man of Storr is one of the most photograph landscapes on the Isle of Skye. Therefore, this is a place that you do not want to miss. Although it might take a bit of hiking when you reach the top of this hill, you will witness the best scenery—you will not regret it.

Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls

Located just a few kilometers away from Brother’s Point, Kilt Rock offers epic views of the Isle of Skye—a quick stop and a little hike are worth it for the view that this offers. Want to see something cool? When you park on A855 and walk out to the viewpoint, you are able to see Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls as well as Brother’s Point! What about that for killing two birds with one stone? 

Neist Point

The Neist Point Lighthouse, designed by David Alan Stevenson, was first lit in 1909, has been on people’s must-go-to lists in Scotland. When coming to this place near Dunvegan, expect large crowds and an overflowing car park, usually during summer months. However, you can also expect an amazing view from Neist Point, especially at the end of the day during a sunset. 


For those who want to go a little farther on a terrific walk but still see amazing views, a hike on The Quiraing between Staffin and Uig is a must—photographers would enjoy the spectacular landscapes of Scotland as they pass through this hill. 

Dunvegan Castle

Dunvegan Castle, located 1 mile to the north of Dunvegan, is the only existing castle on the Isle of Skye. According to the Dunvegan Castle’s official website, “Dunvegan Castle is one the greatest Hebridean castles and the only one which has been continuously occupied by the same family for 800 years.” If you are one of those people who are big fans of castles, this castle is a good place to tour!

Talisker Distillery

Talisker Distillery is the oldest and only working distillery on the Isle of Skye, founded in 1830 by Hugh and Kenneth MacAskill. A guided tour along with a taste of some award-winning premium whiskey as well as a souvenir sounds great, doesn’t it?

Fairy Glen

Fairy Glen, another spot that is commonly disregarded by visitors, is a miniature landslip that looks like it came straight out of a movie. Although small and an easy hike, it contains the most impressive scenery, and you might even spot a fairy. 

The Fairy Pools

Speaking of fairies, you can take another easy walk to the series of clear, seemingly vibrant blue and green, waters of Fairy Pools waterfalls. Since it only requires an easy stroll, going to the Fairy Pools is perfect for all ages and levels of fitness. 

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