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Why Skye?

Skye is one of the most popular destinations in Scotland; with its “magical isle” atmosphere, yet easy accessibility from the mainland, (either ferry or toll-free bridge) it captures the hearts and minds of thousands of visitors every year.
The scenery is stunning, changing around every corner and with the light effects from the different seasons and weather, the views are never the same. Explore and find those turquoise seas, white sandy beaches, sheer cliffs, waterfalls, towering jagged mountain ridges, curious rock formations, clusters of little islands in a glittering sea loch amongst just a few of the gems to be found here.
Wildlife is abundant around Skye and it is possible to see whales, dolphins, seals, deer, eagles, otters and much more depending on the season. There are regular sightings of a “resident” otter from Moeraki and being situated in Broadford Bay it is one of the best places on Skye to view birds. Broadford Bay is a popular stop over for migrating birds; wildfowl and waders are regularly seen here, as well as the Grey Heron, Curlews, Oystercatchers and many common sea birds. If you are lucky you may occasionally see a Sea Eagle.
Skye is steeped in a history of both extreme tragedy and romance and visitors can experience this by exploring castles and museums or sampling the traditional Celtic music and art. It is world renown for its seafood and whisky and many take a tour of the Talisker Distillery on the shores of Loch Harport. Others enjoy boat trips to take in the magnificent views from a different aspect or a glass-bottomed boat to explore the undersea world.
Many people visit Skye to experience the peace and tranquillity from getting away from it all and you do not have to walk far from a road to find this. Skye has a profuse array of walks to suit all tastes and abilities from gentle short strolls to waterfalls, beaches or viewpoints on easy ground to ascending the heights and rocky ridges of the Cuillin. “Munro Baggers” will be glad to know that there are 12 Munros on Skye, (including the famous Inaccessible Pinnacle on Sgurr Dearg) with at least a further 14 accessible Munros really nearby on the mainland – so there is enough to keep the most avid Munro-ist occupied during a holiday here!
Other popular activities include golf, fishing, horse riding, cycle touring as well as off road biking, sea kayaking, rock-climbing, scuba-diving, paragliding, land sailing and paint balling - just some of the active pastimes available. Guides and tuition can be pre-booked for many of these activities.