Destination: Isle of Skye
Inner Hebrides remote Scottish Island, rugged wilderness
Isle of Skye Tours with Great British Trips
Introducing Isle of Skye
Skye is Scotland's largest island, full of beauty and a variety of scenery. Though often cloudy (Skye is the Norse word for cloud!) this actually can bring a sense of mystery to the island, and any rain showers are more than made up for by the spectacular mountain scenery which include the unmissable Cuillin Ridge; extensive wildlife and a range of activities including walking, cycling, pony trekking and a host of boat trips to choose from. It also has a milder climate than you might imagine for somewhere as far north, making it much more hospitable than some of the Scottish Highlands. Portree is the island's main town. Its picturesque natural harbour has beautifully coloured houses surrounded by high cliffs, and many of the town's main activities take place here. The town is the main cultural centre for the island with concerts, exhibitions and theatre performances.
Want to visit Isle of Skye?
Time to spend here: 1 - 3 days
More Information: www.skye.co.uk
What's nearby? Outer Hebrdies, Isle of Lewis
What transport do you recommend? You reach the Isle on a ferry. Island transport here is limited so a vehicle is very useful!
Did you know? Traditionally on Skye 'Whistling up the wind' is considered unlucky, summoning a gale that may lead to the loss of the boat.