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Isle of Skye
The landscape is dramatic—even a bit moody, with the Cuillin Range in the background—but outdoorsy kids will have a blast on the Isle of Skye. Plenty of water sports are available, and you’ll also find great hiking and even pony rides. Portree, the largest town, makes a great base for exploring this striking island.

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Quiraing
Quiraing(Portree)
These unique rock formations are a popular destination for hikers and climbers.
Attraction type: Geologic Formations
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Skye Scenic Tours - Day Tours
Skye Scenic Tours - Day Tours(Portree)
Owner description: Discover the beauty of the Isle of Skye in a day without the stress of driving with local knowledge and information from Donald, your born and bred local Skye guide. All the main... more Owner description: Discover the beauty of the Isle of Skye in a day without the stress of driving with local knowledge and information from Donald, your born and bred local Skye guide. All the main attractions of the North, West and Central areas of the Isle of Skye visited in a comfortable 8 seater vehicle and a chance to make new friends on the tour. Advance booking advisable, operates daily with collection and return to your accommodation - private and mixed tours accepted. Pick up from Portree area but now also from Broadford, Kyleakin, Kyle of Lochalsh and Armadale area. less
Attraction type: Hiking Trails; Sightseeing Tours
Neist Point
Neist Point(Glendale)
Attraction type: Geologic Formations; Points of Interest & Landmarks
Faerie Glen
Faerie Glen
Small enclosed meadow believed to be a meeting place for fairies.
Attraction type: Parks; Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Black Cuillin
Black Cuillin
Owner description: The Black Cuillin are a world famous range of mountains on the Isle of Skye. Mainly composed of basalt and gabbro, it is from the dark colour of the gabbro that the Black Cuillin... more Owner description: The Black Cuillin are a world famous range of mountains on the Isle of Skye. Mainly composed of basalt and gabbro, it is from the dark colour of the gabbro that the Black Cuillin derives its name. The summits of the Cuillin are bare rock, jagged in outline and with steep cliffs and deep cut corries and gullies. All twelve Munros on Skye are Black Cuillin peaks except for Blaven which belongs to a group of outliers separated from the main ridge by Glen Sligachan. The highest point of the Black Cuillin is Sgùrr Alasdair at 992m (3,255ft). At the heart of The Cuillin lies one of Britain's most famous corrie’s, Loch Coruisk, a deep and forbidding body of water. It has inspired countless artists such as William Turner and Sir Walter Scott who described them after his visit in 1814: ‘We were now under the western termination of the high mountains of Cuillin, whose weather-beaten and serrated peaks we had admired at a distance from Dunvegan. They sunk here upon the sea, but with the same bold and peremptory aspect which their distant appearance indicated. They seemed to consist of precipitous sheets of naked rock, down which torrents were leaping in a hundred lines of foam. The tops, apparently inaccessible to human foot, were rent and split into the most tremendous pinnacles: towards the base of these bare and precipitous crags the ground, enriched by the soil washed away from them, is verdant and productive.’ less
Attraction type: Mountains
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Nearby recommended restaurants:

Ellishadder Art Cafe
Ellishadder Art Cafe
Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Culnacnoc
Cuisines: Organic, Coffee Shop, British, Scottish
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Red Skye Restaurant
Red Skye Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 12 Restaurants in Broadford
Price: $18 - $53
Cuisines: Seafood, International, Scottish
Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Scorrybreac Restaurant
Scorrybreac Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 32 Restaurants in Portree
Cuisines: Contemporary, Scottish
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Single Track
Single Track
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Kilmaluag
Edinbane Inn Restaurant
Edinbane Inn Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Edinbane
Price: $19 - $32
Cuisines: Scottish
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Larchside Bed and Breakfast
Larchside Bed and Breakfast
$30 - $40
Ranked #1 of 98 Portree B&B and Inns
Bla Bheinn
Bla Bheinn
$55 - $70
Ranked #1 of 9 Carbost B&B and Inns
Bealach Uige B&B
Bealach Uige B&B
$50 - $61 (GBP 33 - 40)
Ranked #1 of 11 Staffin B&B and Inns

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Carters Rest Guesthouse
Carters Rest Guesthouse
$118 - $209
Ranked #1 of 9 Glendale B&B and Inns
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Shulista Croft Wigwams
Shulista Croft Wigwams
$98 (GBP 65)
Skye Shepherd Huts
Skye Shepherd Huts
$116 - $148 (GBP 77 - 98)
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Shorefield Guest House & Self Catering
4.0 of 5
Shorefield Guest House & Self Catering
$121 - $148 (GBP 80 - 98)
Ranked #2 of 9 Edinbane B&B and Inns
Three Chimneys Restaurant With Rooms
5.0 of 5
Three Chimneys Restaurant With Rooms
$295
Ranked #2 of 3 Colbost B&B and Inns
Ullinish Country Lodge Hotel
5.0 of 5
Ullinish Country Lodge Hotel
$166 - $197 (GBP 110 - 130)
Ranked #1 of 6 Struan B&B and Inns

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.