Local places to visit

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Your visit to Skye…

You’ll find the pace of life very different here on Skye.

Walk along quiet lanes and single track roads without crowds and traffic. Explore footpaths, listen to the birds singing, see lambs being born in the springtime, watch the rain clouds gather, then look for the glorious rainbows. See buzzards, and sea eagles, waterfalls by the roadside, breathtaking sunsets, and sunrises.

And of course the aurora borealis,-the Northern lights.

Bring your camera. There is so much to see and experience.

Here are just a few of our favourite places to visit. We’re sure you’ll love them too.

Dunvegan Castle

Dunvegan castle

Home of the Macleod family, Dunvegan castle is a short drive away from the pods.

  • Visit the castle and garden – charges apply
  • See the famous Fairy Flag
  • Seal trips available
  • Large car park with cafe and gift shop

Neist Point lighthouse

Neist Point Lighthouse

Car parking available

Walk down the steps to explore the landscape around the lighthouse.

Fantastic views

Great site for fishing

The Fairy Pools

The Fairy Pools

Set in the heart of the Cuillins, this series of waterfalls are a must see.

  • Car parking available – fees apply
  • Sensible footwear required
  • Stepping stones – new bridge installed 2022
  • Take a dip – if you’re brave enough.
Coral beach

The Coral Beach

A short walk from the car park, you’ll find an amazing beach

  • Limited car parking available
  • The island of Lampay can be reached at low tide
  • Can be busy in peak season
Talisker Bay

Talisker Bay

  • Very limited parking available
  • Beautiful beach with dark sand at low tide


The capital of Skye.

  • Plenty of places to eat and drink
  • Boat trips from the harbour. See sea eagles & dolphins.
  • Large long stay car park – fees apply
  • Local walks
  • Gift shops
  • Tourist Information Centre – set to close Sept 2024
Old Man of Storr

The old man of Storr

  • Large new car park with toilets.
  • Cafe.
  • Spectacular scenery
  • Views across to Raasay