The Isle of Skye. Sigh. A bigger sigh. It is the largest island in the Inner Hebrides archipelago and spectacular. Breathtakingly beautiful at every turn, there are so many things to do and see here.
The Skye Boat Song is about the journey of Bonnie Prince Charlie from Benbecula to the Isle of Skye.
Cuillin Hills Hotel
The Cuillin Hills Hotel
Our stunning hotel in Portree, on the famous Isle of Skye, enjoys some of the finest and most spectacular views from any hotel in Scotland.
From the moment you arrive, you cannot fail to appreciate the Highland setting of this hotel; set within fifteen acres of mature private grounds overlooking Portree Bay, we have magnificent views over the Sound of Raasay to the Cuillin mountain range.
Cuillin Hills Hotel Website
Driving Around The Isle of Skye
Kilmuir Cemetery contains historic graves and monuments.
- Flora MacDonald ~ she helped Bonnie Prince Charlie on his journey to Skye when he needed to escape after the Battle of Culloden. Dressed as an Irish spinning maid named Betty Burke, he sailed with Flora MacDonald to Skye on 27 June 1746. Her epitaph reads, ‘Her name will be mentioned in history and if courage and fidelity be virtues, mentioned with honour’.
- Medieval effigy of Angus Martin
- Alexander McQueen
A pedestrian bridge built between 1810 and 1818, the legend of Sligachan says that if you dip your face in the river water by the Sligachan Bridge for 7 seconds and let it dry naturally, you will be granted eternal beauty.
At the foot of the Black Cuillins are the Fairy Pools. These are magical. It is about a 2.4 km walk to the first waterfall and pool.
Talisker Whisky Distillery
Founded in 1830, Talisker Whisky is an island single malt scotch.
Out and About in Skye
Jackie is “Mom” to one amazing son, an IT professional and an obsessed traveller. She spends her time reading, golfing at Ladies League and implementing software projects. Jackie has travelled to all 7 continents and 93 countries and is always planning the next destination and adventure!