6 Things You Must See and Do on The Isle of Skye, Scotland

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The Isle of Skye, Scotland is a place that gets under your skin. From hiking the magical Isle of Skye fairy pools to exploring the clan MacLeod's Dunvegan Castle or the being enveloped in the scent of a world famous Whiskey Distillery.

These 6 things to do and see, show how the Isle of Skye in the Highlands of Scotland has history, legends and scenery that takes your breath away. It is a travel destination that will make you dream of pretty heather, shimmering lochs, magnificent glens and kilts long after you have left.

 

Dunvegan Castle

 

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Travel With Meraki - Isle Of Skye - Highlands - Scotland - Dunvegan Castle

 

Home to the MacLeod family for over 800 years. Wandering Dunvegan Castle you will discover treasures from the mysterious Fairy Flag that led the clan to victory in battle, to artefacts belonging to Bonnie Prince Charles.

There are 5 acres of gardens to wander, with woodlands, formal gardens and its own waterfall.  Walking down to the Loch you may even be lucky enough to spot a seal frolicking in the glimmering water.

 

The Fairy Glen

 

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Travel With Meraki - Isle Of Skye - Highlands - Scotland - Fairy Glen

 

If you are lucky enough to find this magical glen, you can wander a landscape that looks like it is straight from a fairytale.  It even has its own castle, with a local basalt landmark named Castle Ewan due to its resemblance of a picturesque ruin.

Remember to wander and admire but take nothing more than photographs and leave this place as you found it.

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The Fairy Pools

 

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Follow these series of falls along a path marked with stepping stones, spots for ‘Wild Swimming’  if you are brave enough to enter the cold water and scenery that packs a punch.

Head here either early or late to capture the best light and avoid the huge crowds.

 

Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls

 

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Named after its resemblance to the famous Scottish traditional kilt, Kilt Rock soars over the Sound of Raasay.

Mealt Falls drops an impressive 60 metres from the basalt pleats into the water

 

The Skye Museum Of Island Life

 

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Wander amongst traditional thatched stone cottages of years gone by at the Skye Museum of Island Life. Duck inside the Weavers cottage or the Smithy to see how life was for the people of Skye a hundred years ago.

 

Explore Nowhere in Particular

 

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One of the most magical things to do on the Isle of Skye is to hire a car and drive till you find a scene to enjoy. Just remember to pull over only in a safe area that is completely off the road and is not dangerous to fellow road users.

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Plan Your Trip

The Island of Skye the largest of the Inner Hebrides islands and is 80 Km long. 

The Isle of Skye is around a 6-hour drive from Edinburgh. 

The capital is Portree.

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The Isle of Skye is very popular during the warmer months. Make sure you book ahead for accommodation and rental vehicles. 

The weather can change quickly so be prepared with Wet weather gear.

To get the most out of this beautiful area be prepared to hike and walk for some spots. Click here to find some great deals on Hiking Gear

Want some tips on what to pack for your next family holiday? Find out what 25 travel families always pack in their luggage here. 

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