5 Places To Visit On Skye

Date published: 19 March 2015

Blog Article by Declan Rex

Situated on the West Coast of Scotland, Skye has a diverse range of scenery on offer; from spectacular cliffs, impressive rugged mountains, to stunning beaches. Here are some of our favourite things to do and see:

 Neist Point

Neist Point


Neist Point is a spectacular headland located on the most westerly part of the island. It’s renowned as a great place for bird watching as well for spotting whales. There is also a beautiful light house which is easily accessible via a path, however care must be taken if venturing off the paths as the cliffs are unfenced. 






Portree is the capital of Skye, with a beautiful and charming shore front and town centre, this characterful town has a lot to offer to any visitor. With a deep history like many places in Scotland, Portree has its own unique story to tell. Originally being a fishing settlement, the town has survived through the hardships of famine and the loss of a generation to war. Today it is quite the tourist hotspot, with activities such as hiking, water sports, tours, arts, music and much more, as well as the great number of services available.


Talisker Whisky Tour


  Based on the shores of Loch Harport in Carbost, Talisker is the oldest working distillery on Skye. Renowned globally for its full bodied and smoky single malt whisky, there are not many other whiskies quite like it! One of the great opportunities is to take a tour of the distillery and learn how this amazing spirit is produced.
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Glen Brittle Fairy Pools

 Fairy Pools


At the foot of the Black Cuillins near Glen Brittle Forest are some splendid Fairy Pools. With beautiful crystal waters and a breath-taking backdrop of the cuillin mountains that attract people from all over the world, and make for some great summer swimming for those brave enough to take the plunge! If not they also make for a great photo. 



The Storr




The Storr is a rocky hill on the Trotternish peninsula of the island. With a rocky volcanic and steep eastern face that overlooks the Sound of Raasay, and a contrasting gentler grassy slopes to the west, it truly makes for a great picture! With good paths to the top and it being a relatively easy climb, it's a great walk for those wanting to gain a view of some stunning scenery without having to take on a more challanging climb.

Images by:

(Neist) Graham Bradshaw, (Portree) Bert Kaufmann, (Talisker) Daniel Stockman, (Storr) 

Luis Ascenso Photography, (Fairy Pools) Indrik myneur

Declan Rex