Isle of Skye
Dominated from every direction by the magnificent Cuillin hills the Isle of Skye is an outdoor enthusiasts dream.
Skye is the largest and most famous of the Inner Hebrides the words of the song speed bonny boat etc. well known by all children. The island gets its name from the Old Norse: Sky-a, meaning cloud island, which relates to the often mist covered hills.
The island is a great place to get out in the wide-open air and to enjoy the jagged mountains, glittering Lochs, and the beautiful coastline; there are beautiful views wherever you look.
There are castles, distilleries, museums as well as nice restaurants and inviting pubs to recover and rest after a day spent in the fresh air.
The island has some magnificent scenery especially near Broadford and Elgol in particular, with the red Cuillins and Loch Slapin giving fine vistas.
Skye is home to the clan MacLeod the capitol is Portree. The Talisker Distillery at Carbost conducts tours and the whisky has a pleasant peaty flavour, the island can be reached by ferry or by the bridge at the Kyle of Lochalsh.
Towns in Skye
Activities in Skye
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