Main Attractions Not to be Missed...
SOUTH WEST ROSS
EILEAN DONAN CASTLE, by Dornie.
One of the most photographed tourist attractions in Scotland, it has also featured in a number of films as well as providing the backdrop for countless advertising shoots.
LOCHALSH WOODLAND GARDENS, by Balmacara.
Run by the National Trust for Scotland, the gardens are worth spending time in.
THE FALLS OF GLOMACH, Kintail.
At 230 Metres, the falls are among the highest in the U.K. A must for the energetic walker.
THE FIVE SISTERS OF KINTAIL
An impressive range of hills, from 876m to over 1,000m, running east from Sheil Bridge.
A beautiful wee village with it's hanoverian barracks and ancient brochs. Can be reached by a small car ferry from Kylerhea, Skye.
SOUTH SKYE & SLEAT
CASTLE MOIL, Kyleakin.
Ruined Castle overlooking Kyleakin harbour. In the straits between Kyleakin and Kyle you can also see `Eilean Ban, the lighthouse island once home to 'ring of bright water' author Gavin Maxwell.
SEAPROBE ATLANTIS GLASS BOTTOM BOAT TRIPS- KYLE OF LOCHALSH
Scotland's only 4 Star Semi-Submersible Glass Bottom Boat.
SABHAL MOR OSTAIG, Sleat.
The restored farm steading which houses Scotland's only Gaelic College; a newer campus on the road to Armadale offers stunning views across the Sound of Sleat.
ARMADALE CASTLE AND GARDENS, Sleat.
The Clan Donald centre also houses the museum of the isles. The woodland gardens boast some lovely walks and are open all year round.
KINLOCH FOREST WALK, Sleat.
A five-mile woodland walk , taking in the abandoned settlement of Leitir Fura
KILCHRIST CHURCH, by Broadford.
Ancient Church and graveyard just outside Broadford, on the Elgol Road. It is worth following the road all the way to Elgol, a picturesqe township offering superb views of the small isles and north into the heart of the Cuillin Hills.
MISTY ISLE BOAT TRIPS, Elgol.
THE RUINNED VILLAGES OF BORERAIG AND SUISINISH, by Torrin.
IRISHMAN'S POINT, Broadford.
This pleasant stroll from the main pier in Broadford is just one of a number of walks around the village.
PORTREE, CENTRAL SKYE & RAASAY
ISLE OF RAASAY AND CALUM'S ROAD.
A 15 minute ferry crossing from Skye (take the ferry at sconsor), lies the beautiful, fertile island of Raasay. Home of the late, celebrated poet Sorley Maclean, the island rich in history. Climb CDun Caan, an extinct volcano in the centre of the island, visit the ruin of Brochel Castle, once the clan seat of the Macleod' of Raasay, and take a walk or drive along calum's road - 3000 yards long and constructed single-handedly, over a 10 year period, by Calum Macleod from Arnish at the North of the Island.
The starting point for many walkers / climbers who wish to experience the famous black cuillin mountains of Skye.
Take a tour around the whisky distillery, on the shores of Loch Harport, which was built in 1830 and produces Skye's only malt.
The site of the Battle of Braes during which crofters, inspired by the land struggle in Ireland, rose up against their landlords. Legislation was later passed giving rights to crofters. A monument stands at Braes to commemorate the event.
The main town on Skye has a pretty, colourful harbour and plenty of shops, restaurants and galleries and other tourist attractions.
Worth stopping for fantastic views of the famous Cuillin Mountains, with the rounded red Cuillin, on one side and the dramatic peaks of the black Cuillin on the other.
NORTH EAST SKYE
THE OLD MAN OF STORR, Trotternish.
North of Portree, the old man is a huge pinnacle of rock standing in front of the Storr Ridge which rises to around 2,300 feet.
KILT ROCK WATERFALL, Staffin.
ous 200 - feet high cliffs, so called because they resemble the pleats of a kilt, is where you will find the Kilt Rock Waterfall flowing over the cliff edge and into the sea below.
FLORA MACDONALD'S MONUMENT & SKYE MUSUEM OF ISLAND LIFE, Kilmuir.
A collection of traditional thatched blackhouses which show how islanders used to live. Nearby is the monument to Flora Macdonald who helped Bonnie Prince Charlie escape from his enemies.
A traditional crofting township overlooking Staffin Island and Staffin Bay.
A Viking stronghold which later became home to the Macleod's and then the MacDonalds. King James V later visited the castle in the 16th century. The castle is situated atop cliffs and has great views of the Outer Hebrides.
Incredible rock formations caused by a landslide millions of years ago - drive over the Quirang to the pretty village of Uig, gateway to the Outer Hebrides.
NORTH WEST SKYE
MACLEOD'S TABLES, Dunvegan.
Two impressive flat-topped mountains. Healabhal Beag and Healabhal Mor, which offer an exhilarating climb and fantastic views.
DUNVEGAN CASTLE, Dunvegan.
The ancestral home of the chieftains of the Clan Macleod, the castle can trace it's history back to around 1200AD. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions on the island.
Skye's most westerly point and home to Neist Point Lighthouse.
STEIN VILLAGE, Waternish.
Home of Skye's oldest inn, lovely shore side walks and a range of watersports.
TRUMPAN CHURCH, Waternish.
Scene of the bloody massacre of the Macleod Clan by the Macdonald's in the middle of the 16th century.
CORAL BEACH, Dunvegan.
One of the few beaches on Skye, with great views of the highest sea cliffs on Skye, Dunvegan Head.