Skye

At 639 square miles, Skye is the second-largest island in Scotland and it would take more than a day to see more than a part of it so we offer suggestions to visit either the north part of the island or the south. A trip to south Skye could include a visit to the fairy pools, beautifully crystal-clear blue pools on the River Brittle. These famous pools entice visitors from all over the world, as they make some great ‘Wild Swimming’ for those brave enough to enter the cold water. These magical Fairy Pools make some fantastic photos. For the whisky-minded amongst you, no visit would be complete without a visit to the Talisker distillery for their famously peaty malt. Talisker is the oldest working distillery on the Isle of Skye, set on the shores of Loch Harport in the village of Carbost. Beer drinkers might prefer a visit to the Cuillin brewery, making real ale at the head of Loch Sligachan. Another option is a visit to Armadale Castle was once the seat of the Macdonalds of Sleat, part of the mighty Clan Donald. Now a romantic ruin, the castle sits in a dramatic position overlooking the Sound of Sleat and surrounded by 40 acres of magnificent woodland gardens.So much to do on one small island.