The best holiday on the Isle of Skye, Scotland


It’s been a tough few years so when my brother in law suggested about a year and a half ago that we should all go on a holiday to the Isle of Skye , we jumped at the chance. Living in Brighton on the south coast and having never been further than Cumbria in the UK the long wait and the long epic drive was so worth it. As soon as you hit Glencoe the mountain scenery all the way to the Isle of Skye and beyond over the bridge was just out of this world, it was if we had entered a film set.

We spent the most glorious of weeks (rare in Skye so I’m told) visiting places like the Old Man Of Storr, Quiraing, amazing walks with a stunning views,  the ferry to Isle of Raasay  with a tour of the The Isle of Raasay Hebridean Distillers   (Ive never been a fan of whisky but lets just say this holiday may have adjusted my taste buds somewhat!) and the most beautiful quiet and still sea loch you’ll ever see just by Brochel Castle on the famous Calum’s Road.

The views everyday from The Cabin where we stayed in were brilliant too, we were on the south of Skye on the Sleat peninsula which had the most beautiful beaches.....

..... after a long Point of Sleat walk I got the reward of a swim at this stunning sandy beach,  if it wasn’t for the cold water you could have been on a beach in the Maldives.

We managed to eat and drink at a couple of restaurants and pubs on the island, the most memorable was a particular evening at the Eilean Iarmain Hotel;  the food was delicious (langoustine was the highlight)  along with the surroundings and then to top it all we were treated to some traditional Scottish music from some local musicians creating a very ceilidh atmosphere!

I could carry on and bore you with more photos (which don’t do the Isle of Skye justice) and stories of places we visited but I wont, all I will say is if you ever get the chance to visit then take that opportunity and make the most of this amazing and beautiful island. We are already booking a return journey and hopefully a visit to one of the other islands off Scotland, so while I dream away I shall be sipping copious amounts of tea from my Edinbane Pottery mug and the odd tipple of Raasay Hebridean Distillers whisky and gin in the evenings! 
Until then...

“ mar sin leat!”


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