Day Tour Of Skye
Transport: Executive Vehicle & Private Driver
Accommodation: Kinloch Lodge, Isle of Skye. Dinner: Kinloch Lodge Restaurant
On day 6 you will have a day tour of the Isle of Skye. You will see sights such as The Fairy Pools, The Old Man of Storr, Dunvegan Castle & Gardens and Portree. There will be plenty of stops with mild hiking throughout this day for you to enjoy time in the great outdoors on this beautiful island. Ensure you have packed and dressed for the many weather conditions which can come over the Isle of Skye throughout a day.
Your first stop after a delicious breakfast is Glenbrittle and the magical Fairy Pools, Skye’s most popular attraction. With their crystal clear waters and beautiful waterfalls, it is easy to see why. You will walk 20 minutes to the fairy pools themselves, an easy hike, allowing you to soak in the magnificent scenery all around you. Ancient folklore says that fairies swim in these pools and if you are feeling brave, you may wish to do so as well.
You will then head to Dunvegan Castle. Dating back to the 13th century, this castle has had many additions over the centuries and is now registered as a category A listed building. There are also five acres of gardens for you to explore, including the Water Garden, Rose Garden, and Walled Garden, as well as woodland walks and nearby waterfalls.
It will then be time for a spot of lunch at The Old School Restaurant in Dunvegan. This family run business is bursting with charm and has established itself as a firm favourite in Skye. With extensive menus filled with traditional Scottish dishes using fresh, local ingredients, The Old School will certainly not disappoint.
Next stop, The Fairy Glen, on the west side of Trotternish. An otherworldly experience awaits as you approach this supernatural looking landscape. A short hike from the road, these rich and vibrant colours and fairy-tale views all around are a photographer’s paradise.
Next you will continue to the most northerly point of the Trotternish ridge, The Quiraing. As the ancient landscapes begin to unfold before your eyes, your driver will take you on a stunning drive down the narrow road and hairpin bends. With rolling hills and cliffs surrounding you, there are opportunities here for a brief walk or hike. Be sure to have your camera ready to snap the gigantic pinnacles of rock as they bask in their glorious surroundings.
You will then visit The Old Man of Storr, a monumental rock pinnacle that can be seen from far and wide. A staggering sight to behold, be sure to have plenty of battery left in your camera as there are photo opportunities aplenty here.
You will then stop and explore Portree, the main town on the Isle of Skye. With local craft shops and a bustling fishing port, you will have the opportunity to interact with friendly locals and experience Portree’s thriving culture.
In the evening you will again dine in the Kinloch Lodge Restaurant before enjoying a well earned peaceful nights sleep ahead of another day of exploring.