The Isle of Skye is, at around 640 sq miles, the second largest island in Scotland and home to an array of activities and natural beauty. With a population of a little over 9,000, this is truly a Highland wilderness. Skye is now connected to the mainland of Scotland thanks to the Skye Bridge, part of the A87, which runs most of the length of the island. Duisdale Hotel itself is located only 20 minutes or so (by car) from the Bridge.
The beauty of The Isle of Skye is legendary but there is much more to this magical place than just a pleasant vista. As well as being a Mecca for climbers and walkers, in recent years Skye’s growing tourism industry has been enhanced by new businesses offering a huge range of activities from boat trips to bicycle hire and land sailing to quad- biking. However if you are looking to take things a bit easier you can choose from the gentler activities available locally such as golf, fishing or perhaps kayaking but whatever your passion you are sure to find it here on our very own paradise island on the West Coast of Scotland.
what to see and do on the isle of skye
The Isle of Skye is very fortunate to be home to some iconic attractions such as the Cuillin Mountain Range, Talisker Whisky Distillery, Clan Donald Skye with its ruined Armadale Castle & Gardens (Home of the Clan Donald for centuries) and Dunvegan Castle & Gardens (home of the Clan MacLeod for over 800 years). The ancient iconic Eilean Donan Castle is actually located by the picturesque village of Dornie on the main tourist route to the Isle of Skye. There are also many more, less well known attractions to add to the list that will enhance your visit to The Isle of Skye read on to discover more things to see and do whilst on the island.