Isle of Skye
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Isle of Skye
Skye is one of Scotland's most popular tourist destinations for outdoor pursuits, wildlife and visitor attractions. The most popular destination is the Cuillins, the greatest concentration of peaks in Britain. They provide some of Scotland's best climbing and have become a mecca for all serious and experienced walkers. Equally spectacular are the bizarre rock formations of the Trotternish Peninsula. Major attractions include Dunvegan Castle, Armadale Castle, The Museum of the Isles and the Museum of Island Life. Kyleakin is a good base from which to hire a moped or bicycle for exploring Skye.
Things to do in Isle of Skye
A Special little beauty spot with ususual landforms and inexplicable oddities. Wander around both sides of the road and experience where the fairies are said to live.
Spar Cave is an astonishing, cathedral-like structure, some 50m long, with a marble-like flowstone staircase and huge columns formed from water dripping through the limestone.
A magnificent double waterfall just outside of Uig that is well worth a visit especially just after it has been raining and the river Rha is in spate
Kilt Rock is a viewpoint accessed from a carpark off the A855 from which you see the Mealt Waterfall as well as the unusual formation of the Kilt rockface
The well maintained path to the Old Man of Storr is one of the most popular on Skye - it is a spectacular rock feature that is often used as the Skye icon
The most impressive mountain range in the British Isles and a mecca for walkers and climbers. Known as "The British Alps" because of their scale and the difficulty of their ascent.