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.