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Isle of Skye


The largest and most northerly island in the Inner Hebrides, the Isle of Skye is situated off the west coast of mainland Scotland and is dominated by a mountainous island centre. It is linked to the mainland by the Skye Bridge and ferries sail from Armadale to Mallaig and from Kylerhea to Glenelg.

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In the central area of the Isle of Skye is the island’s capital Portree, although it is simply a small village, while Strath is an area of small fishing villages with open spaces, and Kilmuir in the west and north is known for its dramatic rock formations along the coast and of the Trotternish Rides.

With a geography that is centred on mountainous regions, the Isle of Skye has long been favoured by climbers and walkers, attracted by the Cuillin Hills, the Red Hills and Blaven that offer so many opportunities for rambling and rock climbing. The best way to explore the island is to set out on foot or bike and see the island and everything it has to offer for yourself.

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The Isle of Skye has an abundance of wildlife from golden eagles and red deer to otters and salmon, which means wildlife enthusiasts will love the array of bird and sea life spotting opportunities. Visiting the Isle of Skye is all about exploring the great outdoors and what better way to do this than going on one of the many boat trips that leave the island.

If you’re looking for family days out with a touch of culture then you’ll find plenty of attractions on the Isle of Skye. The dinosaur footprints in the rocks at Staffin Bay to the north of the island will amaze young ones as will the Staffin Museum with lots of dinosaur artefacts. Explore the Skye Serpentarium where you can meet lots of reptiles, while the Neolithic chambered cairons and stone circles in the countryside are simply breathtaking.

Date posted: 24th May, 2017

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