The Isle of Skye, at the north west of Scotland is one of our top locations to visit, it is 50 miles long and the largest of the Inner Hebrides, the islands capital is Portree. Skye is renowned for its scenery and landscapes, including the majestic Cuillin Mountains which reach 3,000 feet in places, the ridge contains 11 Munros – they really are a spectacular range, surprising that they are housed on such a small island!.
Skye holds a place in the rich Scottish history and the 2 major clans - the MacDonalds and the MacLeods have their Castles on the Island and should be on your list of places to visit.
Armadale Castle (MacDonald) is now a ruin, the gardens are well maintained and are a lovely place to stop for a stroll, and you can also visit the Museum of the Isles. Dunvegan Castle (MacLeod) is category A listed and is built on an elevated position overlooking the sea loch Loch Dunvegan.
Skye is also a good place to see fossilised dinosaur footprints. In 2002 when the sand was washed away after a storm imprints on the beach at An Corran were discovered and are thought to be around 165 million years old. Another spot to see prints is just south of Duntulm Castle, at the north end of Trotternish. Thought to make up one of the biggest sets of prints in Britain, these imprints are only visible at low tide.
The Fairy Pools at Glenbrittle are possibly one of the loveliest and most magical spots on the island, the crystal clear water of the spring fed pools and the backdrop of the Cuillins are quite magnificent.