September 12, 2021


The Isle of Skye has built up a solid reputation as a destination for those who appreciate quality food and service. One example is the  astounding early success of Edinbane Lodge which is a wonderful restaurant with rooms set in the north of the island. This casual, fine dining restaurant, in an old Hunting Lodge, has already been winning awards for local chef Calum Montogmery and  his special twist on serving Scottish Food. This discreet exclusive hideaway will be in your memories long after you have returned home.

The Michelin Guide noted this newcomer to the Isle of Skye. Edinbane Lodge has joined another three places on the island, which have AA three rosette status. Skye is a new destination for “foodies” with so much to enjoy and savour.

The Island of Skye is famous all over the world for its stunning Cuillin Mountains and the fascinating history of its people who emigrated across the globe. This special island has wonderful wildlife which is to be found across the land and in the sea.

If you prefer to stay on dry land, there are many adventures to be had in the mountains. Walks into Sligachan Glen with Susan or John can be combined with a professionally guided walk to a dramatic summit the next day.

Cattle on the Isle of Skye
Peaceful Isle of Skye
Dunvegan Castle
Dunvegan Castle, Isle of Skye

The Isle of Skye in the Highlands of Scotland is many different places to different people. For those who wish to explore at a leisurely pace on a private tour of the Isle of Skye, it is a treasure trove of stunning locations and special corners to discover.

For those visitors who enjoy hiking in the Highlands or strolling along a deserted beach, the Isle of Skye will offer many options including the stunning Coral Beach on the north west coast.

Sligachan Bridge, Isle of Skye
Sligachan Bridge, Isle of Skye

Although it is wild and untamed in many places, there are also two fascinating castles to be enjoyed. Dunvegan Castle in the north is still the home of the McLeod family after 800 years. The longest occupation by one family in the Hebrides. The 27th Chief of the Clan was the first to open the Castle to the public in 1933 and it has been a popular stopping point ever since.

In the south of the Isle of Skye, the ruins of Armadale castle tell the story of the Macdonald family. Dating from the 18th century is it much younger than its northern neighbour and the Castle Museum in the Garden grounds tells the story of the island from Viking times. Immerse yourself in the history of the Clan Donald. Scotland's largest and most powerful Clan. Enjoy strolling in the magnificent Gardens and feel the history through the splendid ancient trees, brought to Skye from all over the world in the 18th and 19th century.

Kilmuir Museum, Isle of Skye
Kilmuir Museum of Island life, north Skye

Our Sublime Scotland multi-day tours offer the Isle of Skye as part of any multi-day tour. Luxury Adventures in Scotland We can offer luxury tours or more simple tours with accommodation to suit any budget. Let us plan your visit to the Isle of Skye to avoid the crowds, visit the places we know about and have explored alone. We are often asked what is the best time of year to visit Skye and the answer is - any time! Each season has its own glory, and the true saying we all know is that in Scotland, and especially in Skye, we can have all four seasons in one day.

Isle of Skye Beach
Coral Beach, Isle of Skye

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