Scotland has 790 islands and the Isle of Skye is the second largest and forms part of the Inner Hebrides. It can be found on the west coast and can be accessed via the Skye Bridge from Kyle of Lochalsh on the mainland to the village of Kyleakin on Skye. Skye is one of those ‘Must See’ places if you are planning a trip to Scotland. The scenery is outstanding with its dramatic coastline and amazing geological features. There are many little interesting villages scattered about the island but Portree would be the place to start as it is the Capital and has the most concentration of accommodation, restaurants and shops.
Why Visit Skye?
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 in Scotland. There are certain attractions that you will no doubt have on your wish list like the Old Man of Storr, the Quiraing and Nest Point but don’t be tempted to have a huge tick list to cover. We suggest that you choose a few of your favourite things to see and then just relax, slow down and immerse yourself in the Skye culture. You will want to come back to Skye again and again so don’t worry about seeing everything in your first trip.