Welcome toSkye

12 Munros and 1 Michelin star: Skye is a perfect world for foodies, hikers and photographers.

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A landscape from another world

Skye has an abundance of Munros, the Black Cuillin range and an other-worldly landscape - enough to keep even the most accomplished hikers occupied. Then there are the restaurants: Kinloch Lodge has a Michelin star, so you can leave the Kendal Mint Cake in your daysack.

The Skye ferry arrives at Armadale on the Sleat peninsula, which is great for beaches, lochs, forests and glens. In the north you'll find the stark Trotternish ridge and the rocky pinnacles of The Storr. Stop off in the middle for the harbour town of Portree, with pretty cottages in pastel colours. Don't miss the fairy pools for a wild swim in crystal-clear waters, and for a dip into early human history, go to the Mesolithic site, An Corran - one of the oldest in Scotland (dating from around 7000BC).

For more information on Skye and Lochalsh visit the Isle of Skye website.

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How to get here

Get the ferry to Skye from Mallaig on the mainland, or Lochmaddy from North Uist and Tarbert (Harris) from Harris. Vehicle reservations are recommended.

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Getting to Skye from the mainland

By bus

You can get a bus to Portree from Fort William, which takes 2 hours 30 minutes. The views on the drive north are some of the most beautiful in Scotland. Check Citylink  for bus times.

By car

You have two options - drive to Mallaig and go over the sea to Skye, or drive further north to Kyle of Lochalsh and cross to Skye via the bridge. The ferry from Mallaig to Skye takes 30 minutes and docks at Armadale.

Postcode for sat nav:

Mallaig: PH41 4QD

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