EXPLORE

THE ISLE OF SKYE

Skye's greatest asset is the natural beauty and unspoilt landscape. Discover the Island's rich cultural heritage and romantic history through its castles, museums and visitor centres.

 

The town of Portree is a mere 10 minute walk away, with its harbour and genuine village character. Where you can find the perfect souvenir or enjoy boat trips out from the harbour.

  • Skye Guides
    Skye Guides
  • Skye Guides
    Skye Guides

    Based on the island, Skye Guides is a company of professional mountain guides established in 1995. You can book instruction and guiding for individual days, specific objectives or dedicated courses whatever your experience.
    Tel: 01471 822 116
    Email: mike@skyeguides.co.uk

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  • Whitewave
    Whitewave
  • Whitewave
    Whitewave

    Activity sessions based in the north end of Skye. Families, groups and indiviuals welcome.
    All sessions must be pre-booked.
    Tel: 01470 542 414
    Email: info@white-wave.co.uk

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  • Boat Trips
    Boat Trips
  • Boat Trips
    Boat Trips

    Bella Jane Boat Trips

    The Isle of Skye's longest running, award winning boat trip from Elgol to spectacular Loch Coruisk and the Seals.
    Tel: 0800 731 3089 or 01471 866244
    http://www.bellajane.co.uk/


    Misty Isle Boat Trips

    A warm highland welcome awaits you from Seumas MacKinnon and his crew on your trip to visit Loch Coruisk.
    Tel: 01471 866 288
    http://mistyisleboattrips.co.uk/


    Seaprobe Atlantis

    Glass Bottom Boat Trips, Scotlands best semi-submersible glass bottom boat.
    Tel: 0800 980 4846
    Email: seaprobe@msn.com
    https://www.seaprobeatlantis.com/


    MV Stardust

    With our 1-2 hour trips down the Sound of Raasay you will see Skye from the sea, fabulous views and unbelievable wild-life.
    Tel: 07798 743858
    https://www.skyeboat-trips.co.uk/


    Brigadoon Boat Trips

    Brigadoon and her crew have been operating out of Portree since 1996 being the first to bring sea eagle feeding to the public. We encompass wildlife, geology, photography, fishing and private charters.
    Tel: 01478 612 641
    http://www.portree-boat-trips.co.uk/

     

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  • Skyelight candles
    Skyelight candles
  • Skyelight candles
    Skyelight candles

    Skyelight Candles is situated in Staffin, which is at the north end of the Isle of Skye on the Trotternish Ridge. From our workshop we have a spectacular view of the famous Quiraing and, within minutes, we can walk over the crofting grounds and be overlooking Staffin Bay.

    This is the main reason our signature candles came into existence, as these views gave us the inspiration for the Quiraing and Staffin Bay candles that you will see on our shopping pages. We then included the Red Cuillin and, as they say in all good movies, we never looked back!

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  • Silver Skye Tours
    Silver Skye Tours
  • Silver Skye Tours
    Silver Skye Tours

    Travel in Style
    Tours to the Isle of Skye

    Short 1, 2 or 3 night Private Tours to the Isle of Skye which can include Loch Ness & Glencoe on the route.

    NO CHARGE  for TOUR PLANNING  

    If we can't build your perfect Tour at a price you are willing to pay then we have failed, NOT you, and you can walk away without paying a penny !

    Contact: 26 Ravelrig Park, Balerno, EH14 7DL
    Telephone : +44 - 7770 - 512388

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  • Edinbane Pottery
    Edinbane Pottery
  • Edinbane Pottery
    Edinbane Pottery

    Our high quality handmade ceramics are both modern and functional. The pots are much sought after by visitors and islanders alike, who recognise the distinctive features and inspiration behind the work. We draw heavily on the influences of living and working in a stunningly beautiful environment.

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  • Skyeskyns
    Skyeskyns
  • Skyeskyns
    Skyeskyns

    Visitors to Skyeskyns are transported back in time to witness how real sheepskins are made using time honoured methods of leather making - one of the oldest crafts known to man.

    Here you can enjoy a free guided tour of our workshop where you will see all the traditional implements used by the Tanner: the beam, paddles, racks and buffing wheel, horse and iron as well as the lengthy hand finishing processes, which help  to create the world famous Highland hand-combed fleece, which is exclusive to Skyeskyns.

    After your tour why not visit our showroom and browse through our comprehensive range of luxurious fleeces and quality leather goods. You’ll find the perfect place too for that exclusive and lasting keepsake of your visit to the magical Isle of Skye.  Then, enjoy a cup of artisan coffee whilst sitting on a sheepskin by our wood burning stove inside our seasonal pop-up tea tent YURTea&coffee.  You will be assured of one of the warmest welcomes in the Highlands!

    Tel: 01470 592 237

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  • Portree Angling Association
    Portree Angling Association
  • Portree Angling Association
    Portree Angling Association
    The Isle of Skye is a great location for salmon and trout fishing, and it's spate rivers attract anglers from all over the country. Portree Angling Association has access to beats on the Snizort, Lealt, Kilmartin, Ose, Amer, Kilmaluag and Brogaig rivers.
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  • Talisker Distillery
    Talisker Distillery
  • Talisker Distillery
    Talisker Distillery
    On the shores of Loch Harport, the village of Carbost is home to Skye's only distillery producing a wonderfully powerful and award winning Island malt bottled at above average strength. Tel: 01478 614 308
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  • Dunvegan Castle
    Dunvegan Castle
  • Dunvegan Castle
    Dunvegan Castle

    Dunvegan Castle has been the stronghold of the Chiefs of MacLeod for nearly 800 years and it remains their home. Built on a Rock once surrounded entirely by salt water, it is unique in Scotland as the only house of such antiquity to have retained its family throughout the centuries.
    Tel: 01470 521 206

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  • Clan Donald Centre
    Clan Donald Centre
  • Clan Donald Centre
    Clan Donald Centre

    The Armadale Castle Gardens and Museum of the Isles is set in the heart of a 20,000-acre Highland estate. The ancient home of the MacDonald Clan
    Tel: 01741 844 305

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  • Eilean Donan Castle
    Eilean Donan Castle
  • Eilean Donan Castle
    Eilean Donan Castle

    Discover the history, see the stunning views, walk on the ramparts and catch whispers in the wind; they carry a myriad of tales of MacRaes, MacKenzies and much more.
    Tel: 01599 555 202

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  • Eilean Ban and the Bright Water Centre
    Eilean Ban and the Bright Water Centre
  • Eilean Ban and the Bright Water Centre
    Eilean Ban and the Bright Water Centre

    Situated between Kyleakin on the Isle of Skye and Kyle of Lochalsh on mainland Scotland, Eilean Ban ('White Island') is a six-acre nature haven nestling below the Skye road bridge that spans the island. Originally home to the lighthouse keepers and their families, it later became the residence of the author and naturalist, Gavin Maxwell.

    Although internationally known for its association with Maxwell and with otters, Eilean Ban supports a wealth of wildlife and natural heritage of both local and national importance. Nature trails (suitable for wheelchair users) wind around the island leading to different points of interest, including the award winning wildlife hide, a viewing platform and a sensory garden.

    Guided visits to the island, including the Maxwell museum (a reconstruction of his 40ft living room with original artifacts, recreated by Virginia Mckenna), Teko the otter's memorial stone and the Stevenson Lighthouse, are booked through the Bright Water Centre in Kyleakin.

    01599 530040

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  • Aros Heritage Centre and Cinema
    Aros Heritage Centre and Cinema
  • Aros Heritage Centre and Cinema
    Aros Heritage Centre and Cinema

    Discover the turbulent past and the rich cultural heritage of Skye by visiting the Aros Heritage Centre.
    Tel: 01478 612 649

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  • Skye Museum of Island Life
    Skye Museum of Island Life
  • Skye Museum of Island Life
    Skye Museum of Island Life

    The Skye Museum of Island Life at Kilmuir, Isle of Skye was opened in 1965. The aim was to preserve a township of thatched cottages, each one depicting, as closely as possible, the conditions prevailing on the island at the close of the nineteenth century
    Tel: 01470 552206

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  • Cuillin Crafts
    Cuillin Crafts
  • Cuillin Crafts
    Cuillin Crafts

    We are a friendly local shop showcasing our own Genuine Skye Marble jewellery, Also a large selection of gold, silver and freshwater pearls. Gifts priced to suit all pockets from fridge magnets to bronze sculptures.

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  • The Uig Pottery
    The Uig Pottery
  • The Uig Pottery
    The Uig Pottery

    Traditional Handmade Scottish Pottery
    We make functional and unique pottery using our own clay recipe, with decorations inspired by the surrounding sea and landscape.
    At Uig Pottery, our skilled team have been producing meticulously hand-finished pieces since 1992.

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