Best Places to Visit on Skye
Guidecool website has created a comprehensive list of places to visit on the Island which you can view at the following link:
The Isle of Skye: The Best Itineraries to Explore Scotland’s Wildest Island
1. Quiraing –
One of the Best places to visit on Skye is the Quiraing. Voted number one place to visit on Skye on Trip Advisor, the Quiraing offers brilliant walks with unmatched views across the sea to Gairloch. The site is also a favourite of professional photographers for sunrises. Wikipedia describes the Quiraing as ” The Quiraing (in Gaelic: ‘Cuith-Raing’) is a landslip on the eastern face of Meall na Suiramach, the northernmost summit of the Trotternish on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. The whole of the Trotternish Ridge escarpment was formed by a great series of landslips; the Quiraing is the only part of the slip still moving, the road at its base, near Flodigarry, requires repairs each year. Parts of the distinctive landscape have earned particular names. The Needle is a jagged 120-foot (37 m) high landmark pinnacle, a remnant of landslipping. Northwest of it is The Table, a flat grassy area slipped down from the summit plateau, with vistas of the Torridon Hills and the mountains of Wester Ross. Southwest is the Prison, a pyramidal rocky peak which can look like a medieval keep when viewed from the right angle – the ascent of this is an airy scramble. The name Quiraing comes from Old Norse ‘Kvi Rand’, which means “Round Fold”. Within the fold is The Table, an elevated plateau hidden amongst the pillars. It is said that the fold was used to conceal cattle from Viking raiders.”
2. Neist Point –
Second on the list of Best Places to Visit on Skye is Neist Point. Located on the east coast of the Island, this old lighthouse offers brilliant views looking out to the outer Isles. This spot is also a favourite for sun set photography. The point is approximately 15 minutes walk from the car park. From the coastline you can see Neist Point lighthouse. The lighthouse can be reached by a small path which leads to the point offering tremendous photo opportunities.
3. Fairy Pools –
Third on our list of Best Places to Visit on Skye are the Fairy Pools. Located near Glen Brittle on the Isle of Skye, the fairy pools have been photographed many times thanks to their spectacular beauty. There are a selection of pools and waterfalls and the walk to the pools is especially scenic.
4. The Old Man of Storr –
A short walk up from the car park this iconic Skye landscape offers outstanding views of the Storr Lochs with the Cuillin Hill Mountain range as a backdrop. The area has also been used in the filming of several Hollywood movies.
5. Loch Coruisk –
Accessible by boat from Elgol or by foot from Sligachan (7-8 miles) the Loch is nearly 2 miles long but only 400 yards wide. The Loch is quite remote and offers a much more private day out in Skye.