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Skye. Though now reachable by a Toll Bridge, the charm of this Island, sometimes dubbed Scotland in miniature remains. In fact over 50 miles long. The romantics amongst you can still catch a ferry from Mallaig to Armadale or the Glenelg Ferry. Dominated in the north by the Black Cuillins, and in the south by the Red Cuillins, both ranges often shrouded in mist, adding yet more to the mystery that is Skye. Though enticing climbing or scrambling on the Cuillin is most definitely only for the fit, well equipped and experience mountaineer. The Cuillin Traverse is one of the most famous rock climbs in Scotland.
Accommodation on Skye . From self catering to holiday cottages to bed and breakfast isle of skye to camping to hotels to guest houses there are lots of places to stay.
In the far north of the Island the dramatic landscape that is the Trotternish Peninsula, with views on a clear day across to the mainland. Isolated crofting communities. Kilt Rock, with its towering cliffs, stiff winged fulmars and maybe a peregrine falcon swooping below the look out. The bands of columnar basalt give the cliffs their name. Strangest of all the towering landscape of the Quirang. Visit Flora Macdonald’s Cottage. See Dunvegan Castle with its seal colony.
In recent years white tailed sea eagles have returned to Scotland, making Skye a stronghold for this still endangered species. A pair first bred in 2003, cameras watch the nest 24 hours a day, for live broadcasts visit the Aros Centre near Portree. Take a boat trip and you may be lucky and see one of these majestic birds swoop for a fish. You may be very lucky and see a sea otter anywhere around the Coast, particularly on an incoming tide.
Isle of Skye Hotel 3* Swallow Skeabost Country House sits majestically in its own extensive grounds at the edge of Loch Snizort. Surrounded by a challenging 9 hole, 14 tee golf course and bounded by its own river with testing salmon fishing. Skeabost is a hidden gem on this most spectacular of Scotland's Islands. Individually designed suites, wonderful food and a spectacular setting will make your stay a truly memorable one.
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