10 Places that can't be missed during your stay at the Isle of Skye


27 July 2020

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Great! You decided to join us for your experience at the Isle of Skye. Below you will find a list of the 10 places you must visit to skyrocket your experience in this wonderful place.

The Isle of Skye is Scotland’s biggest island and probably the best destination for your next UK trip. You can find a variety of mountains, natural pools, waterfalls and beaches. Moreover, various activities can be enjoyed during your stay such as photography, walking, hill climbing, boat trips and 4×4 tours.


  1.       The Old Man of Storr.



You’ve likely come across this picture on social media platforms before, but don’t worry if you haven’t; once you visit the Isle of Skye this “rock” is visible from anywhere. This is one of the best hiking spots of the island; and once you reach the top you can have the best view for the most amazing photography session. Be mindful when visiting the Old Man of Storr, rocks are not steady, so be careful.


  1.   The Fairy Pools.


You can’t say that you have visited the Isle of Skye if you haven’t been to the Fairy Pools. Fairy Pools are a set of waterfalls connected with swimmable pools with crystal clear blue & green waters. So, what a better reward could it be for you after a long day of hiking or walking through the mountains of the island? Moreover, if you just want to visit the pools, there is a car park nearby where you can go in your car.



  •     Brother’s Point (Rubha nam Brathairean)


Panorama of Brother’s Point on Isle of Skye, Scotland


This hidden treasure of the Island, possesses some of the most amazing and iconic views of the Isle of Skye. After a few hiking of the mountain and cliffs, you can enjoy it. If you are lucky enough maybe you can watch some wild birds flying above you.


  •   Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls



What a better option than enjoying two amazing views with one visit? Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls are located a few kilometres away from Brother’s Point; be prepared to hike for a while and then see the kilt and listen to the mesmerising sound of the waterfall. In addition, it is said that when the Skye wind blows strong, the water of Mealt Falls never reaches the rocky bottom.


  • Quiraing



Are you a high adrenaline person that loves hiking? Then you can’t miss the Quiraing. The Quiraing is a landslip on the northernmost summit of the Trotternish on the Isle of Skye that is still moving. Reach the top to enjoy a majestic view and capture the best shots.


  • Dunvegan Castle



The UK is famous for its medieval history. If you are a fan of it then you should visit the Dunvegan Castle.The castle is built on an elevated rock overlooking an inlet on the eastern shore of Loch Dunvegan, a sea loch.



  • Nest Point Lighthouse



Maybe one of the most beautiful lighthouses of the UK;  a concrete pathway leads you to the most amazing views of the island’s cliffs; we recommend you go during the sunset because it’s simply amazing.



  • Elgol Beach



Elgol Beach is located in a sea loch and combines mountain with sea. Relax with a swim at the beach or enjoy a variety of watersports. Moreover, you can have a boat trip to various destinations such as the Isles of Rum, Eigg, and Canna.



  • Staffin Beach


A sandy beach where you can relax and enjoy the sunset. Or you can explore the area and find the dinosaur footprints. Yes that’s right, dino footprints; there is evidence that can be 

found at the Staffin Beach about the existence of dinosaurs. (Footprint can be seen on the image below (Staffin Area))


  • Eilean Donan Castle


Lastly, one of the most visited places on the Isle of Skye and one of the most recognised pictures all around the world; is the Eilean Donan Castle. The castle is situated at the point of an island where three sea lochs meet and provides the visitors with a majestic scenery.


Wrap up paragraph

Definitely, Isle of Skye is a great destination for your next trip. Due to these circumstances you can enjoy various outdoor activities with your family and friends; either for a weekend or a longer holiday break you can choose from the proposed places from above to enhance your experience at the Isle of Skye.

To find out more contact us via [email protected] . Extra Mile Tours® focuses on UK bespoke group travel experiences with nature and outdoor activities in mind.

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