Recently Skye was voted ‘4th best island in the world by National Geographic magazine’. The stark rise of the jagged Cuillin ridge drops to the gentle white of a soft sand beach. Inlets, bays and islands create a complex lacework pattern with the sea. Tiny villages and historic keeps are familiar and fascinating. A place where time means nothing, and beneath every footstep lies 500 million years of history.
Here you will find Restaurants of world fame, Hotels and Inns of renown, distilleries of distinction and brewers of well travelled ales.
An incredibly diverse range of artists and craftsmen live and work in the area, offering a fascinating and eclectic blend of traditional and contemporary products inspired by unique island light.
Wildlife, heritage, stories myth and legend. Dramatic landscapes, wild coastlines, mountains, cliffs and secret beaches; take a tour to escape, discover and explore. From dinosaur footprints in the rocks at Staffin Bay in North Skye, to the Neolithic chambered cairns and stone circles scattered in the countryside. The area can be seen as a microcosm of Highland life. Shaped by national events such as the battles at Culloden and the resultant demise of the clan system.
The area is famed the world over for its mountain challenges; the pinnacle perils of the Cuillin Ridge. Climbers, walkers and scramblers can embark on terrain offering every possible degree of difficulty or simply take on a coastal adventure on some of the highest sea cliffs in the British Isles.
The island is known for experiencing four seasons in one short day; a tranquil morning sunrise burst over the mountains, shortly later bringing wild south westerly wind to blow waterfalls uphill capturing misty rainbows in their flight. Weather abating by evening sees the sliding of an enormous red fiery sun into an oily calm purple sea on the north westerly horizon. The locals say, “if you don’t like the weather, wait 5 minutes”.