Top 5 Places to Visit in the Isle of Skye

My name is Ryan Shirley, and I recently returned from an epic adventure to Scotland’s Infamous Isle of Skye. Here’s a guide to experience my favorite places. 

I landed in Edinburgh Airport and started driving over to the Isle of Skye.

1. Glenfinnan Viaduct

My first pitstop was at the Glenfinnan Viaduct. It’s about a three and a half-hour drive from the airport. It isn’t on the Isle of Skye but it’s on the way and it is an amazing location. The Viaduct got famous from the Harry Potter movies. You can walk around the viaduct and hike to some viewpoints that show a wonderful perspective of the train going over the viaduct.

2. Old Man of Storr

After the Viaduct, I headed over to the infamous Glenfinnan Viaduct. The Old Man of Storr is a stunning rock formation. The main reason that I wanted to come to the Isle of Skye is that it is surrounded by green grass and other mountains. It’s about a 4-kilometer hike. I loved the hike so much that I did it two times for sunrise and sunset. It’s a must location that everyone needs to visit.

3. Mealtfalls

After the Old Man of Storr, you can make the short drive over to Mealtfalls. It’s a beautiful waterfall that falls off a cliff into the ocean below. There is a great viewpoint where you can see the waterfall. 

4. Fairy Glen

After Mealtfalls, you can drive around the north side of the island to the magical Fairy Glen. You’ll have to drive up a one-lane road that is a little sketchy. But you’ll get to the Glen and its just a short 5-minute walk to the Fairy Glen. Its surrounded by beautiful green grass and it has famous circles in the grass. It’s a wonderful location that everyone should visit. 

Staring into a Scottish landscape, I have often asked myself why – in spite of all appearances – bracken, rocks, man and sea are at some level one.

Neal Ascherson, Scottish journalist and writer
5. Quiraing Mountains

The last location is in the Quiraing Mountains. You’ll drive up to a parking lot and you’ll be able to take an easy walk along the mountains. This was one of my favorite locations. The area is so green and is surrounded by beautiful rock formations, lakes, and lots of sheep. I was lucky to have sunny conditions. But it often is very cloudy and foggy up there. It’s a must-visit location if you come to the Isle of Skye.

I hope you enjoyed this travel guide. The Isle of Skye will make you feel like you’re in a fairy tale and its a location that everyone must visit at least once in their life. 


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