Thinking about travelling around the Scottish highlands and islands? Follow the advice of the EasyWays team and you can experience an ideal break, filled with Scottish charm. Whether you are looking into walking holidays in Skye or a simple weekend getaway, Skye has so much to offer!
Here at EasyWays, we love Scotland as much as you do, and so, we are dedicated to making your time here worthwhile. While you enjoy your time in Skye, you can rely on us to be on hand if there is ever a need for additional support. Every year, Skye proves to be an extremely popular holiday destination!
Where is Skye?
Located on the North-West coast of Scotland, Skye is easily accessible by boat and land. Though there is no train line onto the island, there is a road bridge that connects the mainland and Skye. Since 1995, the Skye Bridge has enabled Skye locals and tourists to go back and forth, from Kyle of Lochalsh to Kyleakin. Travelling from Glasgow, it would take around 5 hours to reach Skye. However, if you are heading towards the island via public transport, there is the option of taking the train from Glasgow Queen Street station to Mallaig, where you can then take the ferry to Armadale, on the island. The ferry only takes around 45 minutes. No matter what route you taking, travelling through the highlands of Scotland is always a pleasant experience.
What to Do on Skye?
The fairy pools are such a popular destination!
There are a range of activities, sites and walks to experience on Skye. Depending on the time of year you choose to travel, there are endless options. One of the most well-known activities to take part in on Skye is wild swimming in the Fairy Pools. The fairy pools are located in Glen Brittle, on the South-West of the island, and are deep pools of water, the perfect place to cool down after a warm day on the island. If you want to experience some Scottish culture, Skye is the best place for you. Skye is home to many artists who exhibit and sell their work in lots of places across the island, like the Aros Community Theatre in Portree, which is considered Skye’s cultural hub.
However, if you are looking at walking holidays in Skye, EasyWays have the perfect solution! The Isle of Skye Spectacular is the walking holiday EasyWays offer, that begins at the ferry port in Armadale and ends in the main town of Portree. This walk is ideal if you want to experience lots of the small villages on the island.
Why Visit Skye?
Why not visit? If you are visiting the Scottish Highlands and Islands, there is a reason everyone falls in love with Skye. Also, look at our last post if you are thinking about a last minute getaway. Think of the ease of accessibility, dramatic scenery and friendly people! It doesn’t matter if you are looking at walking holidays in Skye or looking to taste some Isle of Skye whisky, there is something for everyone.
Walking Holidays in Skye with EasyWays
The Isle of Skye Spectacular gives you the perfect to see the island, without having to worry about planning or arranging accommodation!