Skye Activities

Here are a few suggestions of things to do/places to visit from the house:

Cuillin ridge

Glenbrittle / Sligachan – starting points for the various mountain peaks of the Cuillin. 25-30 minutes drive.

Sconser – catch a ferry for walks/cycles on the island of Raasay. 30 minutes drive.

Carbost – Talisker whisky distillery visitor centre. 25 minutes or so.

MacLeod's Maidens

Dunvegan Castle and gardens – 10 minutes drive.

Three Chimneys restaurant – world-renowned. 10 minutes drive on road towards Glendale.

Neist Point – cliff walks and lighthouse. 30 minutes drive via Glendale.

Orbost and MacLeod’s Maidens – just a couple of miles down the road. Coastal walk past sheltered bay to the beautiful rock formations of the MacLeod’s Maidens.


MacLeod’s Tables – these distinctive hills are very close by the house.

Stein Inn / Loch Bay Seafood restaurant – two good eateries at Stein on the Waternish peninsula, 6 miles from the house. Also walks to Waternish point and the cliffs at Geary.

Coral beach

Coral Beaches – 4 miles north of Dunvegan. Especially impressive at low tide.

Old School House restaurant – in Dunvegan.

Portree – the island capital is around 30 minutes drive. Here you will find a wide range of shops and restaurants (including a large supermarket).It also has a very picturesque harbour, a sports centre with swimming pool and often concerts/ films on show at the Aros Centre.

The Quiraing

Trotternish – around 45 minutes drive away are the strange rock formations of the Quiraing and the old man of Storr. The most northerly point on Skye is Rubha Hunish, a pleasant walk near Duntulm, overlooking Harris on the horizon on a clear day. In this area is the fascinating Skye Museum of Island Life with its thatched black houses.

Coastal Walks in South Skye – e.g. the deserted townships of Suisnish and Boreraig. Accessible at Torrin, 5 miles south of Broadford. Elgol only slightly further - the place for boat trips/walks into Loch Coruisk. Around 1 hour drive to points in the south of the island; marginally more to Armadale the home of the Clan Donald visitor centre and gardens.