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Places to visit
Skye attracts many different types of tourists, those keen on wildlife, photography, walking, cycling and many more. There are great walks trails around the Quiraing, the Old Man of Storr and the Cuillin ridge and many others.
Around Sgarbh Lodge
We have lots of ever changing views around Sgarbh Lodge, Milovaig and Glendale
Highland estate on the magical Isle of Skye. Explore spectacular gardens set around the romantic ruins of Armadale Castle. Immerse yourself in history at the museum and discover the epic story of Clan Donald, Scotland’s largest and most powerful clan.
The beach is made from crushed white coral like seaweed that makes the water look tropical blue when the sun comes out. A truly magical place, perfect for a family picnic and maybe a swim.
Two Cuillin ranges dominate the landscape on Skye: the Black Cuillin and the Red Cuillin separated by Glen Sligachan.
Dunvegan Castle and Gardens
Dunvegan Castle is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland and has been the ancestral home of the Chiefs of clan MacLeod for 800 years.
Eilean Donan Castle
Explore a 13th Century Castle in the Highlands of Scotland and you will embark on a journey that takes you through time and history.
At foot of the Black Cuillins near Glenbrittle are the Fairy Pools, beautifully crystal clear blue pools on the River Brittle.
Neist Point is one of the most famous lighthouses in Scotland and can be found on the most westerly tip of Skye near the township of Glendale.
Old Man of Storr
This is probably the most famous walk on the Island and definitely the busiest. The ‘Old Man’ is a large pinnacle of rock that stands high and can be seen for miles around.
Plockton sits on a sheltered bay with stunning views overlooking Loch Carron. Often referred to as the “Jewel of the Highlands”, it offers everything: breathtaking scenery and landscapes, secluded bays, coral beaches, islands, panoramic views and the possibility of seeing an array of marine life at close quarters.
The village of Portree, situated on the east side of Skye overlooking a sheltered bay, is the capital of the island.
Just a 25-minute ferry ride from the Isle of Skye, Raasay (Ratharsair in Gaelic) means Isle of the Roe Deer. Despite its modest size, it is one of the most geologically diverse landmasses in the world.
Talisker Beach is a good choice for families. The grey sandy beach is surrounded by impressive cliffs, making an interesting landscape for the budding photographer. Skye does not have many options for surfing, though Talisker Beach does sometime work and is not too far to carry a board.
Atlantic Grey Seals are very common in Loch Pooltiel. This area is the best place on Skye for seeing whales, porpoises and dolphins. Otters often hunt for sea urchins on the shore of Loch Pooltiel and they regularly fish for trout in the many burns that flow into the Loch. Some very interesting and unusual plants are common in Milovaig including Heath Spotted Orchid, Fragrant Orchid and Early Purple Orchid. Oystercatchers, Curlews, Snipe, Common Sandpipers and Rock Pipits are very common around the shoreline of Loch Pooltiel and breed on the heather moorland.
The Northern Lights
Glendale is an ideal place to see the aurora borealis (Northern Lights).
Glendale Black Beach
At its head lies a picturesque beach of black, volcanic sand, where the gentle River Hamera flows into the crystal clear waters of the Loch.
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