Framed by craggy mountains, mysterious lochs, and picturesque sea cliffs, the Isle of Skye has a magical allure all of its own. Besides spectacular scenic vistas, this mystic island is home to stately castles, museums, and awe-inspiring natural rock formations such as the Old Man of Storr. Dunvegan Castle, dating back nearly eight centuries, is the oldest in Scotland and with its beautiful gardens is worth exploring. Hop aboard a boat at the pier on the castle grounds for a fun visit to the nearby seal colony. A hike around Quiraing or Fairy Glen is an unforgettable experience as is watching the sunset at Neist Point Lighthouse. The crystal clear waters at the Fairy Pools of Glenbrittle and the Mealt Waterfall plunging into the sea are mesmerizing sights. Stop by the island’s oldest distillery Talisker which sits on a picturesque bay, for a fascinating tour of the process involved in producing fine Scotch whisky.
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Cuillin Hills Hotel in the Isle of Skye welcomes you to a serene stay amid panoramic views of the Cuillin Mountains. Set within expansive historic private grounds, the property looks out on the Portree Bay and is around 15 minutes away from the town center.
Marmalade Hotel in Isle of Skye is a picturesque Georgian property that has recently reopened its doors after a stylish expansion. Located five minutes away from Portree town center, this historic hotel commands panoramic views of rugged coastlines.