Walking and Hiking in Skye

There are lots of fantastic walks on the island including the world famous 'The Old Man of Storr'. 'The Old Man of Storr' is a large pinnacle of rock that stands high and can be seen for miles. As part of the Trottenish ridge, the Storr was created by a massive ancient landside. It's one of the busiest walks on the island. The Quirang is an essential walk for any photographer as it passes through some of the most spectacular landscapes in Scotland.

Faerie Glen and Pools

At the foot of the Black Cullins near Glenbrittle are the fairy pools, beautiful crystal clear blue pools on the River Brittle. These famous pools entice vistors from all over the world, as they make for some great 'Wild Swimming' for those brave enough to enter the cold water.

Neist Point Lighthouse

Neist Point is one of the most famous Lighthouses in Scotland. It can be found on the most westerly tip of Skye, near the township of Glendale which is a short trip from Melrose House. During the walk to the Lighthouse you will see some of the most stunning scenery and views of the high cliffs and the lighthouse itself. At sunset, the view there is spectacular.

Claigan Coral Beach

A great place just north of Dunvegan. The beach is made from crushed white coral like seaweed that makes the water look tropical blue when the sun comes out. A truly magical place, perfect for sun bathing, picnics and a swim.

Kilt Rock and Meallt Waterfall

The magnificent 90 meters Kilt Rock which looks strikingly similar to a pleated kilt is a must see. You can also take in the stunning Staffin coastline on the journey. Further along the cliff is the waterfall which is very beautiful. You will not be disappointed.

Boat Tours on Loch Dunvegan

A romantic cruise of Loch Dunvegan, with spectacular views of the outer Hebrides. Or try a fishing expedition where you will hopefully not return empty handed with the unrivalled knowlege of your boatman. Alternatively, enjoy a fantastic 25 minute boat trip for a close up view of the Loch Dunvegan seal colony.

Dunvegan Castle and Garden and Grounds

Any visit is incomplete without savouring the wealth of history offered by Dunvegan Castle and Gardens. Dunvegan Castle is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland and has been the ancestral home of the Chiefs of Clan MacLeaod for 800 years. You can enjoy a tour of the Castle and delight in the beauty of the Walled, round and Water Gardens as well as the woodland walk.

Talisker Distillery

The oldest working distilley on the Isle of Skye. Have a taste of the award winning Talisker Single Malt Whiskey and take a guided tour of the distillery.

Clan Donald Centre and The Museum of the the Isles

This is a magnificent 20,000 acre estate in south Skye. Explore the historic gardens and woodlands trials around Armadale Castle or learn about the Highland History in the fascinating museum of the Isles.

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