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Isle of Skye tour from Glasgow

A trip to Scotland just isn’t complete till you’ve visited the Isle of Skye, described by some as paradise on earth. The second largest island in Scotland boasts the most stunning landscapes and unique natural sites. During your Isle of Skye day tour, visit the Old Man of Storr (a monolith shaped like a man’s head), admire the Quiraing mountain range, visit the Dunvegan Castle and its gardens, hike to Brother’s point for some truly stunning views, watch the sunset from Neist Point, drop by Fairy Glen, visit Talisker Distillery, the only whisky distillery in the Isle of Skye, and enjoy a scenic walk along the Fairy Pools. Enjoy the best hikes, the best views and the best things to do in the Isle of Skye and check out the latest Isle of Skye tour packages and top deals at the lowest prices.
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Our tips for Isle of Skye

  • Make it an extended trip. To do justice to your trip to the breathtaking island, spend at least 3 days on the Isle of Skye. Even though the island looks tiny on a map, there are lots of great experiences and views that you just can’t miss.
  • Safety. The cliffs afford some of the most spectacular views! But don’t stand right on the edge of the cliffs as the winds can be quite strong. A lot of people have fallen off the cliffs. Suggested itinerary. First, visit the east side of Skye, drive around the island, head towards Neist Point, and then continue southwards. This way you don’t have to drive extra double miles.
  • Check the weather. The weather conditions on the Isle of Skye are often unpredictable, and even during summer, rainfall and wind are common. To ensure a comfortable and enjoyable trip, remember to pack appropriate clothing such as warm and waterproof garments and check the weather forecast before venturing out for the day.
  • Respect the surroundings. Given the Isle of Skye's breathtaking natural beauty, it's crucial to maintain a high level of environmental responsibility by adhering to Leave No Trace principles and utilizing designated trails to avoid damaging the delicate ecosystem.

Good to know

There are more sheep on the island than people. There are about 100,000 sheep and about 10,000 people. Aspiring for eternal beauty? Local legend has it that if you immerse your face in the water under the Old Sligachan Bridge for 7 seconds and let it dry off naturally, you will be blessed with eternal beauty. Portree is the biggest town on the Isle of Skye and also the island’s capital. The town has a population of just over 2000. Skype boasts a number of dinosaur prints on its softest sedimentary rocks. Staffin has the footprints of Ornithopods, herbivorous creatures who walked on two legs.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What is the best time to take Isle of Skye tour from Glasgow?

    The best time to visit the Isle of Skye is between May and September. July and August, particularly the summer months see a lot of crowds. Having said that, the island is spectacular throughout the year so whenever you visit, there are lots of great experiences waiting for you.

  • Q: How do I get around the city?

    The ideal way to get around the city is by renting a car. There’s a lot of ground to cover. And even though walking is the best way to enjoy some of the most popular experiences (like the hike to the Quiraing, the Old Man of Storr and a visit to the Fairy Pools), booking Isle of Skye tours with roundtrip transportation is the best thing to do if you want to avoid the hassle of taking buses or asking for directions. Portree is the main town of the island and the hub for buses. You could also drop by the tourist information office for more guidance and information.

  • Q: What are the must-visit attractions on the Isle of Skye?

    There are several must-see attractions on the Isle of Skye that should not be missed, including the Fairy Pools, Old Man of Storr, Neist Point Lighthouse, Dunvegan Castle, and the Quiraing.

  • Q: What are some outdoor activities to do on the Isle of Skye?

    Apart from hiking, there are several other outdoor activities that visitors can enjoy on the Isle of Skye, such as fishing, kayaking, cycling, and wildlife watching.

  • Q: Any tips for saving money during your trip to the Isle of Skye?

    One of the cardinal rules of budget travel is to book your tours and tickets well in advance. Avoid paying last-minute inflated rates and enjoy great money-saving deals by booking online. You can take buses from Portree as renting a car can be expensive. You could also hitchhike from Edinburgh and Glasgow using apps like Blablacar. There are very few cheap restaurants on the island. But the Village Shop outside of Staffin is a good option and sells cheap, pocket-friendly meals such as soup and chili hamburgers.

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