Isle of Skye & Kyle of Lochalsh

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Fascinating Skye!


The Isle of Skye just off the coast of Scotland's western seaboard. The largest and most northerly of the Inner Hebrides. Skye is an island blessed with 2 mountainous regions: The Cuillins and the Quiraing. The coastal fringes are rough and quite spectacular and if castles are your thing ... there are.....a few (not that many). Walking? Oh yes! The Skye Trail and many, many more walks of outstanding quality!

Before you get to Skye: The region of Kyle of Lochalsh with castles, hills and lochs is the gateway to Skye and the wonderful north west coast. From Kyle the Skye Bridge traverses the Inner Sound to Kyleakin on this beautiful Island of many wonders.

Site rating:

Although the featured attractions, sites and landmarks are always chosen by me, I have made a serious effort to differentiate 4 levels:

  • (***) This is, for whatever reason, a very personal favourite! Will definitely be on my itinerary! Could possibly be disappointing for someone else though.
  • (**)   A major must-see tourist attraction that you can find in many a brochure.
  • (*)     Worth seeing and possibly interesting if you happen to be in the vicinity.
  • (-)     A hefty dollop of imagination is a must, but it might be interesting if you know the background.

My very personal selection:

Location: Tornapress / Plus code: C78V+V5 Plockton

Location: Cuidrach / Plus code: GJQC+7H Portree

Location: Morvich / Plus code: 7PH6+8F Carnach, Kyle

Location: Brogaig / Plus code: JPVM+GP8 Portree

Location: Portree / Plus code: GR48+RQ Portree

And than there are.......

Location: Glenelg / Plus code: 698H+GX Glenelg, Kyle

Location: Kyleakin / Plus code: 77FH+3R6 Kyleakin

Location: Eilanreach / Plus code: 5CV4+Q8V Balvraid, Kyle

Location: Eilanreach / Plus code: 5CV7+V7 Glenelg, Kyle

Location: Duntulm / Plus code: MMM3+Q5 Portree

Location: Sligachan / Plus code: 7RM5+MV Portree

Location: Lochcarron / Plus code: 9C5V+MJG Strome Ferry