Isle of Skye Tours & Holidays
Join us on holiday to the Isle of Skye
Connected to the mainland by the Skye Bridge and a ferry, Isle of Skye holidays are about getting away from it all.
With dozens of exciting attractions, historic sites, and picturesque towns lining the small island, you’ll find Skye holidays simply fly by.
Lovers of Scotland’s famously rugged landscape will find holidays in the Isle of Skye a real delight. The Quiraing and the Storr are both distinctive, dramatic rock formations that need to be seen to be believed. Also unmissable are the Fairy Pools, a set of cascading waterfalls that switch from aquamarine to an emerald shimmer depending on the light. And, of course, there’s Black Cuillin, the highest of the Cuillin Hills Mountain Range in which Loch Coruisk is nestled – perfect for walking holidays.
Like many parts of the country, there are also a plethora of castles on the island or nearby. Dunvegan Castle rises imposingly from Loch Dunvegan and is the largest on the island. However, don’t be afraid to indulge in an Isle of Skye tour that explores the area surrounding the island too. If you swing back to the mainland for the day you’ll get a chance to see Eilean Donan Castle, one of Scotland’s most impressive structures, as well as some of the most famous lochs, like Loch Lomond and Loch Ness. Also a short hop away is the Isle of Raasay, which is fast becoming popular in its own right thanks to its resplendent nature and isolation.
Things to do on the Isle of Skye
With wildlife galore and cities to explore, Skye is the place where you can have the very best of both worlds.
Head out on a boat trip
With these organised tours you’ll get to see some of Europe’s most diverse and interesting marine and bird life, including seals, whales, and eagles.
Visit Rubh’ an Dunain
A visit to the historic settlement of Rubh’ an Dunain can teach you about how life on Skye was lived centuries ago, before the forced Highland Clearances of the 18th and 19th centuries.
Travel across Scotland
If you can bear to tear yourself away from your Skye holiday for a night, the big city is definitely worth a trip.
Things to see on the Isle of Skye
Take a look through our gallery of interesting things to see on the Isle of Skye. From hiking to fairy spotting, the isle is an other-worldly paradise.
Food and Drink on the Isle of Skye
Highland cows are among some of the most prized when it comes to meat quality
Known for their funky fringe and good nature, Skye has thousands of them. Try a local steak and you’ll be amazed at just how good beef can be.
An integral part of any successful Isle of Skye holiday is a trip to one of the island whiskey distilleries so you can taste the best of Scotland’s national drink. If you’re feeling adventurous skip over to the Isle of Raasay, which has just the one distillery on its small shores, and have a tipple there.
Satisfying sweet cravings is easy in Scotland. Be sure to taste cranachan, a cream cheese dessert finished with oats and raspberries, and Scottish tablet, a crumbly sweet snack that is similar to fudge.
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