THINGS TO DO IN ISLE OF SKYE
The Old Man of Storr
A tour to this place lasting over an hour is a sight to behold when you reach the spot of the
of the large rocks that rise from the ground while hiking up well maintained paths of the Old Man of Storr. It does look something out of a sci-fi movie and story goes that these rocks are the fingers of a dead giant.
The only malt whiskey producing distillery in the region and is quite a famous one. Visiting this place is a great way to get to know about the Scottish whiskey brewing culture, sample some and head to the cozy pubs to indulge in their whiskey drinking culture as well.
Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls
This is a view point on the edge of the cliffs and the assemblages of these rock cliffs are believed to resemble pleated Scottish kilts, hence the name. Mealt waterfall is another point of interest that is fed by the nearby Mealt Loch on to the rocky coast below. These visually captivating points emit hair raising sounds that feels rather haunting and eerie.
Dunvegan Castle and Gardens
Perched on the edge of a loch, this magnificent 800-year-old castle has been home to the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod. You can enter this castle that still belongs to the MacLeods and see for yourself their family heirlooms, fairy flag (given to him by the fairies) and a collection of paintings. Along with exploring the beautifully manicured gardens of the castle, this attraction makes for a well spent peaceful afternoon.
The Fairy Glen
A true magical realm as the name stays hidden away in the dramatic landscape. Well, according to folklore fairies created this landscape, no wonder this whimsical landscape looks otherworldly and a place where you’d expect fairies to dwell.
These in the end of south of Skye are a series of 36 peaks congregated together. Eerie looking dark rock formations that majestically rise straight out of the sea has been a favourite with the hikers for many years now. Black Cuillin Traverse is the known stretch of 12 km popularly tackled by climbers.
Portree Harbour and Village
This harbour lined with colourful town houses housing cozy bars, hotels, B&Bs and cafes are a steep contract or the other wise earthy tone of the landscape. So, Portree village is situated on the east side of the Skye is also the capital of the island. It is a 200-year-old fishing village which evidently has restaurants wiping up amazing fish and chips. Highlighting a lot of traditional Gaelic food and culture in it’s crevices.
The Fairy Pools
Right at the base of this impressive Black Cuillin mountain ridge there are these beautiful pool filled with water from the cuillin is rightfully named the Fairy Pools. The picturesque cascade of natural pools and waterfalls running down the steep mountains can tempt anyone to take a nice dip of swim in those crystal clear waters. The waster is usually very cold year around, however during summer few people get lured into swimming there after a rewarding hike climbing the black Cuillin Traverse.
One of the most stunning landscape formations of the island on a part called the Tortternish ridge. With series of rugged pinnacles, sharp cliffs, plateaus and the carpet of grass and moss in every shade pf green made for the most spectacular landscape. Drooling opportunity for passionate photographers and hikers. It is nothing short of walking into paradise.
Neist Point and Lighthouse
The picture perfect lighthouse at this point makes Neist point the most extra ordinary spots on this island. A great spot to watch the sun set and if you are lucky you may even see whales and sharks above the water casually catching some sun. If there is one thing that you can do in Isle of Skye, then this should be it.