Places of Interest

Below are links of various places of interest, resources and activities on the island.

Getting There

From the west coast of Scotland, there are 3 routes onto the island:

  • Via bridge from Kyle of Lochalsh (now toll free).
  • Via ferry from Glenelg.
  • Ferry from Mallaig to Armadale crossing (winter timetable).
  • Ferry from Mallaig to Armadale crossing (summer timetable).

Getting Around

  • Skye Car Hire – Kyle of Lochalsh, Tel 01599 534323.
  • The busy routes are covered by the Citylink services between Kyleakin, Broadford, Portree and Uig.
  • Rapsons (Highland Country Buses) operate other local routes including Armadale-Kyleakin, Portree-Dunvegan and many more.
  • Local bike hire is available from Island Cycles in Portree and Uig Campsite.

Tourist Information Centres

  • PORTREE – Bayfield House, Bayfield Road, Portree, Isle of Skye, IV51 9EL Tel 01478 612137.
  • BROADFORD – The Car Park, Broadford, Isle of Skye, IV49 9AB Tel 01471 822361.

Adventures & Places to Visit

  • Whats on Skye – Definitive un-official visitor guide to events and what's on Skye.
  • The Skye Guide – The independent guide to the Isle of Skye.
  • North Skye – North Skye, Trotternish peninsula & Raasay.
  • Aros Centre – The best of Scottish music, books, culture and heritage in Portree. Very good on a rainy day.
  • The Internet Guide to Scotland – Scottish sightseeing and lots more.
  • Dunvegan Castle – Stronghold of the Chiefs of MacLeod for nearly 800 years.
  • The Isle of Skye Brewing Company – Old fashioned beer from this Skye brewery.
  • Talisker Distillery – A brief history of the famous whisky distillery in Carbost, Skye.
  • Edinbane Pottery – Specialists in both woodfired and salt glazed pottery.
  • SkyeSkyns – Skyeskyns, manufacturers and suppliers of finest quality sheepskins, is a family business established on the Isle of Skye in 1983.
  • The Skye Museum of Island Life – Thatched croft houses depicting life on the Isle of Skye in times gone by.
  • Bella Jane Boat Trips – No visit to the Isle of Skye is complete without a trip on the award winning Bella Jane in Elgol.
  • Misty Isle Boat Trips – The Misty Isle sails twice daily from Elgol, everyday except Sunday from April to October.
  • Spindrift Boat Trips – Boat trips start from Portree Harbour and visit the Isle of Rona and the Isle of Raasay.

Climbing & Walking

  • WalkHighlands – Walkhighlands offers your complete free online guide to this stunning island.
  • Wilderness Scotland – Specialist tour operator offering walking, sailing and adventure holidays and tailor-made experiences in the most remote and beautiful regions of Scotland.
  • Climb Skye – Professional mountain guide for the Cuillin and Isle of Skye.

Wildlife

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