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Isle of Skye Travel Guide: 447 reviews and 904 photos

Wet and windy May

We have been to the Isle Of Skye a couple of times now.
The first time was using the romantic over the sea crossing from Mallaig.
We went over as foot passengers, so we only spent a few hours in Armadale - which is about enough if you don't have transport. We did go on a nise nature walk though, even if it was a bit wet
however we did vow we would return one day....

Even wetter and even windier August

..... and return we duly did.
this time it was August and we spent a week in a cottage, and yes it rained!
We took the bridge over to Skye this time, and at £5.70 each way it is the dearest toll bridge in the UK. So once over there we were for a week.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Magnificent scenary, mountains, bonny glens
  • Cons:Did I mention it rains sometimes.
  • In a nutshell:Go for the scenary, but don't expect to come back with a suntan
  • Intro Written Jan 18, 2005
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  • LesHamilton's Profile Photo
    Feb 18, 2010 at 2:35 AM

    Unknown? That's harsh. Glen Brittle is one of the main attractions on the island, an attraction of World Renown for the casual tourist, and a mecca for mountain walkers and climbers - the most spectacular mountain range in all of Great Britain.

  • tpal's Profile Photo
    Feb 4, 2009 at 11:44 AM

    Hi Steve, Carol and I are planning to visit Scotland and also spend a week on Skye. Lots if good info here. We're planning for Fall so I guess foul weather gear is in order. Thanks for the tour...Tom

  • tissie's Profile Photo
    Aug 13, 2006 at 11:13 AM

    Beautiful pages - am researching for a trip to the islands and highlands. I've put you down as a friend so I can return easily to your site, hope that's okay.

  • banshee11's Profile Photo
    Jun 6, 2006 at 11:19 AM

    great page. i love the isle of skye. i had a wonderful time there... great scenery.

  • Myndo's Profile Photo
    Apr 6, 2006 at 1:19 PM

    I liked the isle of skye ... would have even stayed longer if not for the weather. Biking is definitely not the best way of transport for scotland. Good tips here, thanks fot sharing! Corinne

  • chewy3326's Profile Photo
    Feb 14, 2006 at 12:57 PM

    What a beautiful place! I love the lakes, cliffs, waterfalls, castles... but too bad it rains so much!

  • psychocy's Profile Photo
    Jan 13, 2006 at 7:31 AM

    Wow, nice pages... so many tips! The Isle of Skye looks awesome... hope to go on our next trip to Scotland.

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Jun 3, 2005 at 9:26 AM

    I was surprised to see a warnings of danger tip - until I looked at the rain! Good page - must get there one day

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Jan 31, 2005 at 11:40 PM

    Interesting. I'm on my way in October.

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