Famous locations in the North of Skye than can easily be worked into your custom tour.
The Old Man of Storr
The Old Man of Storr is by far the most iconic and impressive rock pinnacle not only on Skye but the whole of Scotland. As it juts out dramatically from the Trotternish ridge, Skye’s majestic and ancient landslip which created this unusual landscape. It can be seen for miles, measuring just under 720 metres
The Quiraing forms one of Skye’s most dramatic landscapes. It is breathtaking and otherworldly with it’s unique pinnacles, linear peaks and expanses of lush green grass. It is part of this impressive geographical area known as the Trotternish ridge escarpment, formed by ancient landslips, the Quiraing is the only part that is still slowly sliding down. This area is an ideal backdrop to your visit to Skye, with an abundance of photo opportunities looking over the panoramic views of Staffin Bay to the Torridon Hills on mainland Scotland and the Cuillin Mountains to the South.
Discover Fairy Glen, tucked away behind the village of Uig, a truly magical experience with its miniature landscape of grassy and cone-shaped hillocks. It’s a fascinating and otherworldly place to visit and a perfect spot to stretch your legs and your imagination.
We stop for a picture opportunity at the ancestral home of the Clan MacLeod at Dunvegan Castle on the west coast of Skye. On a wet and misty day, a one hour castle tour can be a good alternative (£14 pp). It is the oldest continually inhabited castle in Scotland with it’s 800 years of history and mythology to explore and absorb.
Explore the Fairy Pools at Glen Brittle, a unique collection of small freshwater pools with underwater arches and sparkling water at the base of the magnificent Cuillin Mountains. An hours walk meanders its way to the pools or for a lighter option, the beach at Glen Brittle will dust off the cobwebs with its ocean breeze.
Neist Point Lighthouse
Neist Point Light House stands on the most westerly headland on Skye. First lit in 1890 it is an iconic destination, with stunning cliff scenery and panoramic views to the Outer Hebrides and the Small Isles.