Places to Visit
There are so many places to go and things to do on the Isle of Skye it is better to suggest other websites that have all the details:-
Take a look at http://www.theskyeguide.com for a very honest appraisal of Isle of Skye & its attractions.
Wildlife on Skye
The opportunity to see some amazing wildlife is for many people one of the most exciting aspects of visiting Skye.
The best way to try to see wildlife when you are on Skye is to put yourselves in the hands of a local expert. Skye High Wildlife (http://skyehighwildlife.com/about/stewart-dawber/) offers half and full day tours. The tours are led by Stewart Dawber. He spends literally hours tracking and observing wildlife. This puts him a in a great position to take clients to see golden eagles, sea eagles, otters, red deer, pine martens and many more.
Take a look at the photos in Stew’s gallery – they speak for themselves.
If you would like more information on the kind of wildlife you can find on the Isle of Skye visit http://www.isleofskye.com/skye-guide/wildlife or a more personalised view from the the The Skye Guide website.
Keep up to the minute with wildlife sightings within the Glendale area of Isle of Skye, north of Ardvasar at the Glendale Skye Website
Walking on Skye
There are some wonderful walks around the Skye, catering for all levels of ability and ages from a simple stroll to a 14km hike. There is some excellent information available on www.walkhighlands.co.uk/skye
The Sleat Peninsula (pronounced “slate”) is often known as “The Garden of Skye”. Here the terrain is gentler than many other areas of Skye although no less impressive. There are some wonderful beaches within easy driving distance. The peninsula stretches some 25 miles from the main body of Skye culminating in the Point of Sleat at the southernmost tip. There are a number of award winning restaurants along the peninsula as well as many craft shops and galleries.
Armadale Castle and Gardens
The house is within easy walking distance of Armadale Castle and gardens. There is a ruined castle, extensive gardens, an excellent and award winning museum (good for children) and lovely cafe with locally produced goods. Take a look at https://www.armadalecastle.com/
There is a wonderful new distillery on Skye. Tours can be pre-booked. Have a look at the details on https://www.torabhaig.com/home#timeline
Round at the ferry terminal (again easy walking distance) there are boat trips out to see wildlife (weather depending). Take a look at www.whalespotting.co.uk/trips for further details. Time after time our guests have written about the fantastic trips they have had with Seafari Adventures.
You can hire bicycles to go exploring off the beaten track – check out http://www.skyemtbadventures.co.uk
Places to Eat and Drink
The Inn @ Àird a’ Bhàsair, formerly known as the Ardvasar Hotel, one of the oldest inns on Skye, joined the Eilean Iarmain Group of businesses in 2017. Recently refurbished, and offering comfortable accommodation, the inn provides Scottish cuisine including locally caught seafood and local venison/game.
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Travelling further around Skye & beyond
Travelling further afield there are many options. A favourite trip for lots of people is to go to Dunvegan Castle and from there onto the amazing Coral Beach which has to be seen to be believed.
Another choice is to take a car over on the ferry to Mallaig and explore around that area including Arisaig (www.arisaig.uk.com) and some gorgeous beaches.
The Gaelic College, Sabhal Mor Ostaig, is expanding rapidly and hosts many interesting cultural events throughout the year. Concerts, Cèilidh and Music. There are also many adult education courses run throughout the summer. We have had guests staying who have been learning a range of skills from speaking Gaelic to learning the violin.
For an up to date listing of events check out their website – seall.co.uk