THE ISLE OF SKYE
Visit one of the most beautiful Islands in the world!
We think it is really worth taking some time to explore Skye and just to breathe in the views, slower pace of life and warm hospitality of the community. Most people visiting Skye want to see some of the well-known beauty-spots and these all offer an amazing experience but we also think that taking some time to see places that are less well known is worth your attention and we are happy to share ideas.
There are walks to suit all timescales and abilities – the Cuillin Hills offer unlimited challenging options for those with good walking gear and a sense of adventure. Coastal walks are many and varied, with around 400 miles of irregular coastline on Skye meandering around sea lochs. We are lucky to have our accommodation very close indeed to a length of coast widely regarded as one of the most beautiful anywhere, with great views to MacLeods Maidens. Even without getting in the car there are great walks from our accommodation, including around the edges of Loch Dunvegan, with a very good chance of spotting seals and otters.
Other places to visit in the area include:
Skye Getaways’ accommodation is enviably placed for those who want to explore local crafts – the Duirinish peninsula to the West and Waternish peninsula to the North of Dunvegan have an incredible selection of artists and craftspeople, including Skye Weavers, Skye Silver and Skyeskyns.
If whisky is your thing then a trip to visit Talisker Distillery is a great option for a tour and a wee dram.
For a unique and quirky experience then the Giant Angus MacAskill Museum is only a short walk from the accommodation. A stay in Dunvegan would not be complete without a visit to Dunvegan Castle, the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland, which has been the ancestral home of the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod for 800 years. This is only about a mile away from the apartments, through the village.
In Dunvegan village you will find a well-stocked village store and a fruit and vegetable shop as well as a post office and petrol station. There are several cafes, offering a wide selection of eat-in and take away options for snacks and meals.
Outstanding Highland landscapes
OLD MAN OF STORR