The isle of Skye in Scotland is the second largest of Scotland’s 790 islands. Skye is located on the West Coast of Scotland, and is one of the most sought after places to visit in Scotland.

Skye is a truly magical place to visit and home to some of Scotland’s most inspiring landscapes.

A land of mystery, intrigue and natural beauty Skye is a fantastic place to spend some time when in Scotland.  We will detail out some essential advice below when looking to book an accommodation in the Isle of Skye.

Whether you’re looking for a cottage, lodge, luxury hotel or to experience Skye from a hostel or wigwam, we have you covered. 

What to visit when your in Skye?

There are some unbelieveable sites to see in Skye, below are some of the main attractions.

What time of year is best to visit Skye?

We believe Skye is great all year round, Summer (May-August) is the busiest time to visit the Island and accommodation will be in demand.  Every season has its advantages and disadvantages, you can check out our guide to weather in Scotland here.

How far in advance should i book my trip to Skye?

We advise you book and research your Skye trip as soon as possible, in the summer months accomodation in Skye can be fully booked, especially in the Portree area, some of the popular cottages will book out for the whole summer.  So book fast to avoid any disappointment.

Which area in Skye should we stay?

If you don’t plan on having transport such as a rental car then we would advise you stay close to Portree, from here you will be able to take tours and public transport to any area on the Island. Portree has a great village feel and has everything you need on your doorstep, it’s known as the main hub of Skye. Another busy town is Broadford which as an amazing mountainous backdrop.

If you are taking transport then it’s really personal preference,  if you are looking for peace and quiet then you could look at areas such as Sleat, Elgol, Broadford and Strathaird or Portnalong.

The main towns in Skye are Portree, Broadford and Dunvegan.

What type of accommodation should I choose for my Skye Trip


If you are on a budget or are feeling adventurous then camping in Skye is a great option. Camping in the Isle of Skye can make an unforgettable holiday, imagine waking up amongst the beautiful scenery Skye has to offer. Skye also has various campsites you can choose from see below.

Glenbrittle Campsite

Sligachan campsite

Short Stays in the Isle of Skye

If you are planning a short stay in the isle of skye (1-3 Days) then you may want to look at bed and breakfasts and cottages that allow short stays.

Long Stays in the Isle of Skye

For long stays (1 week and over) then self catering cottages and lodges may be the best choice and the best value for money.

Hotels in the Isle of Skye

If a hotel is more your thing then the Isle of Skye has you covered, check out Skeabost hotel or the Sligachan Hotel

Where to book accommodation in Skye

Check out the skye accommodation page here to find your dream place to spend your time when your in Skye.

Our Recommendation 

The Wildlife Croft

Sitting amongst indigenous trees, providing privacy and a haven, whilst still offering fantastic views over to Knoydart, stay at the tranquil Stonechat Bothy in South Skye. 

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