My Isle of Skye Tour

Skye Itinery

 LEAVE INVERNESS AT 8:30AM - 

Pick Up Outside Highland House of Fraser Kilt and Dressmakers, 4-9 Huntly Street, Inverness, IV3 5PR


 Loch Ness Photo Opportunity –      Loch Ness a large, deep, freshwater loch in the Scottish Highlands best known for alleged sightings of the cryptozoological Loch Ness Monster, also known affectionately as “Nessie”.   We will stop for a short walk down to the shores of Loch Ness, take some photos of the fantastic scenery and maybe even catch the monster out for an early morning swim. 


 Next stop is the magnificently situated Urquhart Castle, on the shore of Loch Ness, Admire the strategic setting of the castle, on a rocky promontory with an open outlook up and down Loch Ness whilst continuing to soak up the atmosphere of one of Scotland’s most famous lochs. 


 Travelling on to Cluanie Dam where in 1957 the glen of Cluanie was flooded to as part of the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board’s Glenmoriston project to generate hydroelectricity. 


 Then on to dramatic Glen Shiel, encircled by steep mountains, this is where The Battle of Glen Shiel  took place on 10 June 1719. 


 On to Eilean Donan Castle which is recognised as one of the most iconic images of Scotland  all over the world. Situated on an island at the point where three great sea lochs meet, and surrounded by some majestic scenery, it is little wonder that the castle is now one of the most visited and important attractions in the Scottish Highlands. 


 Over the Sea to Skye – The Isle of Skye is connected to the mainland by a road bridge. Connecting the mainland village of Kyle of Lochalsh to the village of Kyleakin on Skye. … 


 Visit the village of Broadford which is nestled beneath the motherly shape of Ben na Calliach (the hill of the old woman). The name bears an interesting reflection on the political history of the island. Broadford originally came from the Old Norse Breiðafjorðr meaning ‘wide bay’ but has been retrospectively translated into Gaelic as An t-Àth Leathann, meaning the ‘broad river-ford’.Visit Broadford 


 Sligachan is located where the Black Cuillin meets the western seaboard , This is where to come to see the view that so often graces postcards and canvass alike of the Red and Black Cuillin with Glen Sligachan between them. 


 Quick stop at Talisker Distillery the oldest working distillery on the Isle of Skye is set on the shores of Loch Harport with dramatic views of the Cuillins. Producing an alluring, sweet, full-bodied single malt is so easy to enjoy, and like Skye itself, so hard to leave. 


 Fairy Pools  the spectacular Fairy Pools are located near the village of Carbost in Glenbrittle on the Isle of Skye. Glenbrittle runs roughly south to north along the River Brittle and is overlooked by the Cuillin mountains. Many tributaries of the River Brittle run down from the Cuillin into the glen including a stream with waterfalls known as the Fairy Pools, a popular place for walkers. The Fairy Pools are beautiful rock pools of crystal clear spring water fed by a series of waterfalls.  Visitors can embark on the stunning 2.4km walk from the car park to the Fairy Pools via the gravel path bordered with grass, heather, peat and rocks up towards the largest waterfall, or walk further up the path and explore some of the smaller pools which lie ahead. The water of the Fairy Pools is crystal clear, perfect for any adventurous swimmers brave enough to enter the icy waters. – Go on you know you want to………………………. We then move on to the Old Man of Storr For photo's before heading to  the village of Portree, situated on the east side of Skye overlooking a sheltered bay, is the capital of the island.and is only about 200 years old it was created as a fishing village at the beginning of the 19th century by the then Lord MacDonald. 

 

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