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South over the Quiraing Isle Of Skye| ©Colin/Flickr
South over the Quiraing Isle Of Skye| ©Colin/Flickr

12 Reasons Why You Should Visit Scotland's Stunning Isle of Skye

Picture of Tasnim Nazeer
Freelance Journalist
Updated: 21 November 2017

The Isle of Skye is one of Scotland’s most beautiful landscapes, with such breathtaking scenery that you may feel you that you have entered into another world! Skye is the largest and most northern major island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, and features beautiful nature, pools, and hikes for everyone to enjoy. 

To see the most enchanting fairy pools in Europe

The Fairy Pools is are a series of pools in the Isle of Skye full of pure crystal clear water, located amidst a backdrop of greenery and breathtaking scenery. They are absolutely out of this world and a must visit for every traveller’s bucket list!

To go hiking up the beautiful Quiraing

Hiking up the Quiraing at the Isle of Skye offers picture postcard worthy views. This is an absolutely captivating area, and is ideal for those who want to walk around and breathe in the fresh air. Located in the northern part of Skye with hilltop views of the surrounding area, you can take in the whole island from just this spot.

To relax overlooking the kingdom of the Old Man of Storr

The Old Man of Storr is a series of captivating rocks standing tall and proud and visible from all over the island. As part of the Trotternish ridge, the Storr evolved due to a massive ancient landslide, leaving behind one of the most photographed landscapes in the world.

To marvel at historical landmarks – Neist Point Lighthouse

This beautiful part of the Isle of Skye boasts the Neist Point Lighthouse, one of the most famous lighthouses designed by David Alan Stevenson. Overlooking breathtaking cliffs and sky blue, pristine water, this amazing lighthouse is an ideal spot to stop off at.

To reach for the skies at Sgurr na Sri

If you want to experience the magic of the clear, Hebridean skies, then a visit to Sgurr na Stri, which literally translates as ‘The Peak of Strife’, is in order. These highlands are perfect for hiking, taking in the fresh air, and appreciating the spellbinding views of the sky, sea, and hills.

Great range of accommodation for tourists

If you really want to make a trip out of your visit to the Isle of Skye, you should take advantage of the unprecedented range of B&Bs and country houses. Many of them offer good views of the scenery and are in close proximity to the main attractions.

Taste the local cuisine in Skye

All the sightseeing and photography might leave you hungry but never fear, the Isle of Skye has you covered. There are plenty of fresh fish and seafood outlets in the Isle of Skye, and a number of other cosy, local restaurants to choose from while you’re here.

You can get close to nature and the local wildlife

The Isle of Skye is a haven for animals: flocks of sheep wander the fields, and you may even bump into the iconic Highland cow along the small roads.

It is the site where many movies were filmed

The Isle of Skye is home to many film crews from around the world due to its stunning scenery. Its out-of-this-world beauty even attracted the makers of the Star Wars films, who recorded scenes in Quiriang.

It is a great place to send a postcard from

As one of the most photogenic places in the UK, the Isle of Skye offers numerous spots to take photos or buy postcards – send them to your family and friends and tempt them to this beautiful location.

The Isle of Skye is a gem

The Isle of Skye is one of the UK’s most precious gems and is not to be missed. From nature rambles to awe-inspiring views, this island offers something for everyone.