Tour Isle of Skye – Best of Itinerary + Vlog

Isle of Skye. One of those places where people either gasp in jealousy or scoff at you for going to such a ‘touristy destination.’

Well I’m here to tell you – no more scoffing. Isle of Skye is worth the hype. You must tour Isle of Skye!

We arrived Saturday morning by car (please come with a car) and spent the following 4-days hiking, boating, eating, drinking, B&Bing (yes, that’s a verb) and just taking in the stunning scenery.

See for yourself the magical wonder that is Isle of Skye! And if you want any further details on our stops check out the details below.

“The Best of” Tour Isle of Skye

Misty Isle Boat Trips

The SouthWest – Elgol

A lovely boat ride from Elgol to Loch Coruisk – rated as one of the top views in Britain! Good people, spectacular views, wildlife and Scotland’s enchantment at it’s purest. At an affordable price, it’s really not something to be missed while on Skye! We heard summer is pretty crazy – definitely recommend booking in advance.

Art House B&B 

The SouthWest – Heaste (5 miles out of Broadford)

I really cannot imagine a more tasteful combination of beauty, coziness, hospitality and luxury than at the Art House B&B with Sally & Rob. From the moment we arrived we knew we were in a very special, secret spot on Isle of Skye. A true getaway from it all B&B – we are counting down the days until we can go back!

The Quiraing

The NorthEast – Trotternish Peninsula

If you’re unsure why Isle of Skye gets all the hype, just drive to the top of the Quiraing and you’ll immediately understand. A real-life Jurassic Park (minus the dinosaurs) and if you’re lucky you’ll witness it in all of it’s splendour under the sunshine.

Mealt Falls & Kilt Rock

The NorthEast – Trotternish Peninsula

Impressive basalt cliffs and a 55m waterfall into the ocean. You can literally drive right up to it – a perfect, quick stop!

Also the soup served at the food truck in the parking lot is worth it.

Old Man of Storr

The NorthEast – Trotternish Peninsula

We almost didn’t hike this. It was getting towards the end of the day and the exhaustion was starting to set in. THANK GOODNESS we pulled ourselves together – Old Man of Storr is a must!

The rock formations become more impressive as you get closer and the views are incredible.

Eilean Iarmain – Am Pràban Bar

The SouthWest – Sleat Peninsula

Authentic Scotland in it’s finest. A cozy bar with great food. When in Skye you must eat MUSSELS and VENISON. Home of the Gaelic Whisky  and the legacy of Sir Iain Noble – an English man whose life mission was to save the authentic Gaelic language and heritage on Skye (only slightly ironic).

Make this a must-do when you visit Skye!

Talisker Distillery

The West – Carbost

If you want to visit distilleries in Scotland you must stop what you’re doing right now and sign up to be a Friend of the Classic Malts.

  1. It’s 100% free
  2. You can visit and tour 12 different distilleries for free!

Granted they are all owned by Diageo (so do go off the track and seek visits at a few smaller independent distilleries), but there is literally no downside to getting one of these whisky passports.

The tour of Talisker was great. I was expecting every whisky to blow my face off with peat (smokiness), but it was surprisingly nice and subtle.

I do think we slightly preferred the Classic Malts tour of the Oban Distillery though

The Oyster Shed 

The West – Carbost

A farm shop + fresh seafood joint with spectacular views overlooking Talisker distillery. Hard to imagine you could eat fresher seafood and regardless about how you feel about oysters, I think it’s a must to have one here.

Jann’s Cakes

The NorthWest – Dunvegan

Chocolate, cake, sweets and more. I think Dalton mentioned Jann’s Cakes every other hour after we went here… Sweet-tooth’s beware.

Neist Point Lighthouse

The NorthWest – Glendale

On the tip of the world the lighthouse sits braving the gale winds and angry sea. It’s hard to imagine living here! Dramatic scenery and a bit of walk out to the lighthouse itself.

The lighthouse is abandoned and eerie – the perfect setup for a horror film. Ha. But I would have had tingly skin if I was down there solo.

Stein Inn

The NorthWest – Stein

Before finding a remote wild camping spot we tucked in a for a pint and some comfort food. Oh man – the mac n cheese was delicious, whisky was warming and the fire was cozy. A perfect place to curl up on a stormy night in Skye.

Coral Beach

The NorthWest – Claigan

A surprising view of paradise on the Isle of Skye. Just a few small beaches made completely of white coral – it’s really too bad that the weather isn’t a tad warmer.

Dunvegan Bakery & Cafe

The NorthWest – Dunvegan

“Skye’s Oldest Bakery.” After a night of wild camping and a walk on the Coral Beaches, this was just the Scottish breakfast the doctor ordered! Cute, local Scottish cafe.

Fairy Glen

The NorthWest – Trotternish Peninsula

Let out your inner child. Did you ever go to one of those ‘mini-cities’ as a kid? Will Faerie Glen is the all natural version. It’s a truly enchanting place and I doubt I will ever witness anything remotely similar.

Isle of Skye Brewery

The NorthWest – Trotternish Peninsula / Uig

A real-ale brewery on the Pier in Uig. You’re able to peek into the brewery from the gift shop and you are able to book a tour in advance. This beer is on draft everywhere on the Isle of Skye.

Rha Waterfall

The NorthWest – Trotternish Peninsula / Uig

Thanks to a tip from Isle of Skye Brewery we found our way to Rha Falls. It was stunning! A perfect place to enjoy a beer and some cookies (digestives). But honestly I don’t think you’ll read about this one in too many guidebooks – so come!

Cafe Arriba

The East – Portree

Super cute cafe with great view over the harbour. Food looked tasty, especially paired with wine or beer!

Cuillin Brewery 

The Middle – Sligachan Hotel

Another real-ale brewery on Skye located within the Sligachan Hotel. Currently undergoing some renovations to build a tap room… Exciting times lie ahead!

Honorable Mentions

Sadly due to time or the season we visited there were quite a few places that were on the list, but we weren’t able to get to! So if you’re wanting a few more ideas…

Kinloch Lodge for Afternoon Tea

The SouthWest – Sleat

Mòr Books & the Windrush Cafe

The West – Struan

Red Roof Cafe

The NorthWest – Glendale

Cafe Lephin

The NorthWest – Glendale

Ellishadder Art Cafe 

The NorthEast – Trotternish Peninsula

Skye Pie Cafe at the GlenView

The NorthEast – Trotternish Peninsula

Rubha Nam Brathairean (Brother’s Point)

The NorthEast – Trotternish Peninsula

 

Yes, I know we didn’t go to the Fairy Pools *gasp* but with the time and weather, it just didn’t seem to fit in. Maybe next time!

Anywhere we missed that you think is a hidden gem?

xx Siempre,

Sydney

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2017-07-02T09:51:17+00:00 May 7th, 2017|Scotland, Travel, Travel Vlog, UK, Video|1 Comment

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  1. Tilly Horseman July 14, 2017 at 1:43 pm - Reply

    Fantastic, thoroughly enjoyed watching! The Isle of Skye has been firmly on my list of places to go for a long time! Tallisker is my father-in-laws favourite whisky… me…? I’m more into craft beers, so the brewery is right up my street! Shame you didn’t get great weather for the duration, but hey – it’s the UK…it goes with the territory I guess. Looks like you got a few nice spells!
    Great vlog! Xx

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