'Fosglaidh camhanich na buaidhe, Air cho grùamach a tha doilleir'
'The dawn of triumph opens, However gloomy the darkness'
'The Scotland of your Imagination is in the Isle of Skye'
'Chi mi cuimhneachan sgrìobhte air an linn nach eil beo
Anns gach tobht’ agus gàradh, gach càrn agus crò'
I see remembrance of the long gone generations written
On each ruin, enclosure, rocky knoll and cattle fold
The Isle Of Skye Is Much Bigger Than You Think
The Isle of Skye looks small next to the Scottish mainland on a map, but driving from one place to the next takes time. Our roads meander through moorland, over hillsides, and trace the stunning coastline. You will find that you want to be outside the car and experiencing this landscape as much as you can. Our narrow roads, gorgeous views & curious sheep do not allow for rushed journeys!
To experience Skye you have to be part of it. You have to walk in the hills, taste the local produce, meet the local people, and find the hidden adventures! It would take over 6 hours, just to drive to some of our most popular sites, and you'd miss out on so many Skye gems. You've not come all this way to drive even more. Enjoy the moments of jaw dropping beauty without watching the clock. The Scotland of your imagination is on Skye.
Can I See Everything In One Day?
Visiting Skye for just one day will make your choices more about what you'll have to miss, rather than what you'll get to experience. Each activity you decide to do takes time. Each of our most popular sites take at least a few hours to visit. But you'll also meet fellow travellers and locals who will fill you in on the quiet places few other know. It's these quiet corners on Skye that the real magic of our island reveals itself.
When you arrive you'll realise that in every direction there is something new to see, somewhere new to explore. There are places the travel blogs didn't mention, experiences you can't capture on a mobile phone. Perhaps you don't know it yet, but you are going to fall in love with Skye. Make sure you give yourself enough time to take it all in!