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13 Best Things To Do On The Isle of Skye, Scotland – Hand Luggage Only

Best Things To Do On The Isle Of Skye Fairy Glen

The Isle of Skye is one of Scotland’s most beautiful islands to visit. From its dramatic coastline, gorgeous towns and castles, it’s the perfect island to explore when visiting Scotland. Now, there are heaps of the best things to do on the Isle of Skye dotted all across the island, too. This makes it a perfect island for a mini road trip. It’s just so beautiful. 

Now, like most visitors to the west coast of Scotland, it’s unlikely you’ll be just visiting the Isle of Skye. It’s likely, and I’d definitely recommend taking in the wider Scottish highlands which is just so beautiful.

You can also follow the NC500 route that goes north from Inverness, taking in the Highlands, before driving down the west coast of Scotland. It’s so beautiful and you can easily tag the Isle of Skye onto that trip. 

After living in Scotland, and exploring over the years, we’ve found a fair few gems that we love. So, to help your visit go swimmingly, I’m sharing our top places on the Isle of Skye you have to visit. Have the best time visiting Scotland. 

1.) Fairy Glen 

Nested on the northern fringes of the Isle of Skye, visiting Fairy Glen is easily one of the best things to do on the Isle of Skye as you drive around the island. Not too far from the small town of Uig, Fairy Glen is a lovely area of Skye that’s perfect for a stroll.

Once here, be sure to hike around the ruins of Castle Ewen and follow the grassy paths around the Glen area itself. Give yourself around 45 minutes to see everything and walk back slowly to your car. 

Now, with parking, there’s this small car park which holds around thirty cars. This makes it pretty tight when visiting in peak season, so be warned. 

Oh, and don’t forget to wear some good shoes, the paths can get muddy. 

Read more: Itinerary to explore the Scottish Highlands

2.) Cuillins Hills 

Best Things To Do On The Isle Of Skye

If you’re fancying a longer hike, be sure to stop by the Cuillins for a ramble. Situated further south on the Isle of Skye, it’s the perfect place to step away from the driving and really explore the rugged beauty of Scotland. 

Not that you’ll easily see a difference, but the Cuillin Hills are split into two main areas; the Black and Red Hills. The Black Hills are more sharp and rugged hills, whereas the Red Hills tend to have a pinkish geological colour to the rock. Either area is stunning and we’ve loved spending a morning exploring them. 

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