Island Hopping in Scotland

Isle of Skye

by Shannon Harto Tuesday 16 July 2013

Isle of Skye
© Richard Gray (CC BY 2.0)

Quite possibly the best known Scottish island, Skye is easily accessible thanks to a bridge linking it to the mainland. The most northerly of the Inner Hebrides, Skye has dramatic scenery featuring the Cuillin mountain peaks. In fact, Skye has 20 Munros (mountains with a height over 3,000 ft), making it a climber or hiker’s dream come true. This Scottish isle also has a spectacular coast.

What is there to see and do on this island? There are the natural formations of the Old Man of Storr and the Quiraing. You can visit the Dunvegan Castle and its grounds. There are also several museums that share the history of the island from the Vikings to the Scottish clans. With hiking and castles and museums to visit, there are plenty of things to keep you busy on this island. Need a little rest? Don’t miss the Talisker Distillery to sample the fine single malt of the same name.

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