Not only is the island steeped in history and gaelic culture, but it has just officially been recognised by a panel of 650 of the National Geographic’s travel experts’ as the 4th most beautiful island in the world.

This doesn’t surprise us - you have only to travel over the bridge, or take the ferry from Mallaig to Armadale, to be transported into a landscape of wild beauty and dramatic scenery. The light and weather changes the land so views are rarely the same.

Skye has some 350 miles of coastline and you are never more than 5 miles from the sea at any point on the island. The island is a paradise for walkers, climbers, wild life enthusiasts, cyclists and sailors.

Again, only 30 minutes drive away is the Talisker Whisky Distillery where they offer guided tours and you can sample the goods; or visit the romantic Dunvegan Castle (as featured in the 2008 film “Made of Honour”), seat of the MacLeod clan. Head further along the road from the Castle and visit the “Coral Beaches” – a gentle walk from the car park at Claigan with stunning views of the coastline.

No matter where you visit in the area, there is plenty of history surrounding you. We could wax long and lyrical about the different parts of the island and the places to visit, the things to do, the walks to go on or the tours to take, but there are other websites where you can find out about all of these things.

Try some of the following sites for good general information about the area:
For walks in the area try