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Isle of Skye, Visitor & Tourism Guide

A view
The team behind PictureTheUK have been travelling around the UK for decades. We live hundreds of miles apart and specialise in different areas of the UK. However, we all agree that the view from Elgol across the water to The Cuillin is arguably the best you’ll get in the UK.

Skye is stunning. It has a cluster of remarkable mountains towards its south, The Cuillin, and a spectacular landslip to its north, The Quiraing. There are Sea and Golden Eagles, seals and otters.

Off the north west coast of Scotland in the unitary authority of Highland. The Western Isles are to the north and west, The Small Isles NSA to the south.

National Scenic Areas
The island is home to two National Scenic Areas. To the north is the Trotternish NSA and towards the south is The Cuillin Hills NSA.

Most people arrive by car over Skye Bridge having passed Glen Shiel, Loch Alsh and the iconic Eilean Donan Castle on the way. Others arrive by boat which, at some point on your holiday here, you should try. Most obvious is one of the boats that crosses the water from Elgol to Loch Coruisk and The Cuillin. For the more adventurous, book a place on one of the rigid hull inflatable boats that head to the Isle of Rum and its surroundings.

And if it rains
If it rains, visit Dunvegan Castle or Skye Museum Of Island Life, Talisker Distillery or Aros which is on the outskirts of Skye’s major settlement, Portree.

In the area, and recommended visiting, are Loch Torridon (with the magnificent mountain Liathach) and Eilean Donan Castle.

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Aros, Isle of Skye

Located in Portree, Highland, The Highlands & Islands, Scotland

Approximately 1.1 miles away.

Aros, a short distance from Portree on the Isle of Skye, is an award winning attraction with shops and a display of local history and wildlife. Live cameras allow the visitor to see footage of Sea Eagles nesting close to...

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Old Man Of Storr

Located in Isle of Skye, The Highlands & Islands, Scotland

Approximately 6.6 miles away.

Part of The Storr, a rocky outcrop in the Trotternish NSA on the Isle of Skye. The Old Man Of Storr is a pinnacle, the remains of an ancient volcanic plug. Visitors can park by the side of the road and take a path up to...

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Talisker Distillery

Located in Isle of Skye, The Highlands & Islands, Scotland

Approximately 12.9 miles away.

Built in 1830, Talisker Distillery is situated to the north west of the Isle of Skye. Produces the single malt whisky* 'Talisker'. There's a visitor's centre and shop. Talisker Distillery is owned by Diageo, the makers o...

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Quayside Apartment, Portree
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Less than a mile away.

Total Rooms: 3; Rates: £220 - £280 Per Night

This 3-bedroom apartment in Portree has spectacular views and a romantic quayside setting It blends Victorian style with modern, up-to-date features...

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Cuillin Hills Hotel, Portree
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Less than a mile away.

Total Rooms: 27; Rates: £60 - £160 Per Night

Set in 15 acres of mature private grounds, overlooking Portree Bay with views to the Cuillin Mountain range, enjoy some of the most spectacular views from any hotel in Scotland...

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Dunsgiath Apartments, By Portree
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Approximately 3.2 miles away.

Total Rooms: 2; Rates: £89 - £140 Per Night

Set against a backdrop of some of the most spectacular scenery in the world, in the Scottish Highlands, these modern, fully-equipped apartments are located in the beautiful region of Skye...

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