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.
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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.
Thought to mean 'Blue Mountain', Blà Bheinn is a magnificent tower of rock that stands as an outlier to the Black Cuillin Ridge. The 8.5km loop trail features a waterfall and requires some scrambling.
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
The Quiraing is a simply amazing rock formation that dominates the uplands above Staffin. It also has an awesome pass road for those who like 'on the edge' motoring
Neist Point is one of Scotland's most famous lighthouses and is located at the westernmost tip of Skye, near the township of Glendale. The descent is easy, but the concrete path is sometimes quite steep. From the trail, you will have a breathtaking view of the high cliffs and the lighthouse itself.
Talisker Distillery is a Scottish single malt whisky distillery based in Carbost, Scotland, on the Minginish Peninsula on the Isle of Skye. Diageo operates the distillery, and Talisker's 10-year-old whisky has been named as part of their Classic Malts series.
Visiting the Isle of Skye without savoring the rich history offered by Dunvegan Castle and Gardens is a sin. Dunvegan is the oldest occupied castle in Scotland and has stood as the ancestral home of the MacLeod clan chiefs for 800 years.
Fairy Glen is one of the most enchanting attractions on the Isle of Skye. This bumpy, off-the-beaten-path area stands out from the surrounding farmland. Natural rock formations, cone-shaped hills dotted with ponds and scattered waterfalls are found in a tiny area.
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 Storr is probably the most famous walk on the island and certainly the most frequented. The "Old Man" is a large pinnacle of rock that stands tall and can be seen for miles around. Being part of the Trotternish Ridge, the Storr was created by a massive ancient landslide, making it one of the world's most photographed landscapes.