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The Isle of Skye

A magical island

Our home, the Isle of Skye (Eilean a’ Cheò) is the largest island of the Inner Hebrides. Easily accessible by road via the famous Skye bridge although many visitors choose to take one of the various small or large ferries ‘over the sea to Skye’. This island boasts an abundance of visitor experiences, spectacular wildlife, world-class eateries, history, culture and areas of breath-taking natural beauty.

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The weather on Skye can be ever-changing and it is this fast paced climate that defines the natural beauty and stunning light and often means that the views are constantly transforming as you stand and admire them. A photographer’s paradise! Peace and tranquillity are easily found on Skye whether watching one of the most impressive sunsets in the world, or looking over to the Outer Hebrides with a glass of Talisker Whisky in hand on a summer’s evening, or stargazing on a clear winter’s night beneath some of the world’s clearest skies. Take a moment to step off the beaten path and sample some of Skye’s lesser known delights.

Whether you’re walking, scrambling, climbing or traversing, the peaks of the Cuillins, our legendary mountain range or one of the other many island munros have days of excitement to offer. Outdoor adventure is in abundance with knowledgeable guides on hand for canyoning and coasteering with inland lochs for kayaking and a variety of sea jetties for unforgettable boating voyages. There are many accommodation providers from self-catering to luxury hotel experiences, all working hard to make your visit both safe and memorable.

Skye, our magical island doesn’t disappoint but be sure not to rush your visit, as there is so much more to see and do here than you might first realise. If you are planning a trip we have compiled a list of websites to help with your research and of course we’d recommend basing yourself in panoramic Waternish for your visit!

Attractions

Things to do

Visit Waternish

Visit Waternish

Find out what is in our area.

Lochbay Restaurant

Lochbay Restaurant

Small contemporary Michelin-starred restaurant in Stein by chef Michael Smith. Scottish with French influences. Simply scrumptious.

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Cuckoo Tree Studio

Original art inspired by local wildlife and landscapes, jewellery and textiles by Denise Huddleston

Dandelion Designs

Dandelion Designs

Unique handmade arts and crafts on the Stein waterfront.

Stein Inn

Stein Inn

The oldest Inn on Skye. Food, drink and great views.

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Donnie's Tablet Shed

The shed in Geary is filled daily with freshly made homemade Scottish Tablet Bags and Bars, with stunning views on the way.

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Lynne Forrester

Local artist who paints landscapes, cloudscapes and abstracts using watercolours, oils and mixed media from her workshop in Waternish

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Go to St Kilda

Fantastic boat trips to St Kilda, the UK’s only UNESCO Dual World Heritage Site and National Nature Reserve, home to north west Europe’s largest seabird colony.

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