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  • Portree's picturesque harbor
    Portree's picturesque harbor
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    Wentworth Street
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    One of the local churches
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    Visit the Isle of Skye...

    by CandS Updated Aug 30, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Make sure you visit the Isle of Skye if you can...it is amazing! A very beautiful part of Scotland. Some of the views are breath taking!!! We had really bad weather but hope to go back some day when the weather will be nicer (is it likely in Scotland?)...

    If you are driving over just beware of the £4.90 toll at the bridge on the way over (and they hit you on the way back too!!) to the Isle of Skye! A little bit steep (but then what isn't in the UK!?) but it would really be worth it on a good day...

    A bridge near the Isle of Skye...
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    Elgol

    by globetrott Updated Aug 15, 2003

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    Favorite thing: The ship to Lough Corruisk leaves at ELGOL, a small village on the west-coast of the Isle of Skye. The road to that village is a single-track-road with passing places and you will need about 1 hour to get to Elgol.

    Fondest memory: this was our boat to Lough Corruisk - it was able to transport about 25 passengers, and the trip included a tea-break with scoones, as there is absolutely no kiosk, restaurant or any other facilities at Lough Corruisk.

    Elgol & Isle of Skye
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    Formidable landscape

    by dhod Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Admire the fantastic landscape with the backdrop of the dramatic Cuillin Mountains.
    If you do want to head into the mountains be prepared, as the weather can change very quickly and very dramatically.

    The Cuillin mountains
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    Scenic views passing through Glencoe

    by dhod Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Whilst driving up to Skye from Edinburgh you pass through Glencoe, home of the longest mountain ridge in Britain.
    Glencoe is a great place for walking and climbing, however even just driving through is amazing.

    Fondest memory: The sweeping mountains as you pass throught the windy valley roads.

    Driving through Glencoe
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    The Old Man of Storr

    by dhod Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: For those that don't feel like tackling the Cuillin Mountains then a trek up to the Old Man of Storr is a worthy replacement.
    The views from the top are just as spectacular and the flat plateau at the top is great for sunbathing!

    The Old Man of Storr interesting rock formation
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    Walking in the Cuillin Mountains

    by dhod Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: The day we decided to climb Scur na Gillean, the peak of the Black Cuillin mountain the weather could not have been better. It is about a two hour walk from the base hotel before reaching the foot of the mountain and there was snow on the peak, however the sky was clear and the views as we ascended were amazing. As we sat to rest and have a cup of tea at about 3,600 ft we could see for miles right around the Island.
    The people who enjoy hill walking and climbing, a trip to Skye would be incomplete without experiencing the Cuillin.

    Fondest memory: The fabulous views.

    A well-earned break at 3,600 ft
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    the northern peninsula

    by call_me_rhia Written Dec 22, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Te northern peninsula of the Sile of Skye - roughly the area north of Portree, is a very magic piece of land - the scenery changes and becomes wilder and more craggy - villages become sparser and sparser, rocks and stones dominate the landscape

    Fondest memory: The coastline - at every turn there's something unexpected: once it's a cove, then some impressive stacks, then a half-hidden sea-cave. All very dramatic

    scenery along the northern peninsula

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    the magic of skye

    by call_me_rhia Written Dec 12, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Well, it was not in my plan to go to the Isle of Skye since all the tourists go there. But in a moment of desperation (read: miserable weather) I decided for it and jumped onto the first train there. I got off at the last stop (Kyle of Loclash) and took the bus to Kyleakin, which is just over the bridge and the gateway to Skye. As soon as I arrived there it felt like entering hell's gate. Feeling suicidal I decided to ride on to Portree and the beauty started. Anywhere I looked the scenery appeared to be magnificent and unique.

    Fondest memory: Over the next few days the sun shone really hot and I took beautiful hikes in Glendale, visited the McLeod's Dunvegan Castle, went out by boat the view the seals (who appeared to smile and pose for us), hikes a bit in Glendale, and traveled around the northern peninsula, where I enjoyed a most perfect sunset sitting on the edge of a high cliff. Ironically, the day I was to leave Skye, it started to rain again.

    kyleakin, reflections

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    Poretree......unfriendly!?

    by daarth Written Oct 10, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Poretree was the only place in Scotland we met unfriedly people. I'm sure many other travelers have had a great time here, but not us. The same went for another yacht we met. We first wondered if it was only us, but when we later met the others, they told a similar story to ours. We never found out why...
    Maybe it was because we were Norwegians? It could also be that yachsmen are unpopular there.... I don't know.

    Fondest memory: The town seemed a nice place and we ate good food there.

    Waterfront at Poretree
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    Near Luib

    by CandS Written Jul 2, 2005

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    Favorite thing: This photo was taken near a tiny village named Luib in the Cuillin Hills on the Isle of Skye. It's on Loch Ainort close to the centre of the island...

    Near Luib

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    Eilean Donan Castle

    by CandS Written Jul 2, 2005

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    Favorite thing: The Eilean Donan Castle is just off the Isle of Skye on the mainland near a village named Dornie on Loch Duich... It's a bit of a spooky castle but nice all the same...

    Eilean Donan Castle
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    Near Sconser

    by CandS Written Jul 2, 2005

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    Favorite thing: This photo was taken near the village of Sconser...just on the edge of the Cuillin Hills on the Isle of Skye. It's basically in the centre of the island...

    near Sconser
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    Near Struan

    by CandS Updated Jul 2, 2005

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    Favorite thing: This photo was taken on the Isle of Skye near a small village called Struan... Struan is located on the western side of the Isle of Skye...

    near Struan

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    Near Uig

    by CandS Updated Jul 2, 2005

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    Favorite thing: This is a photo taken on the Isle of Skye near a small town called Uig... Uig is on the northern part of the island and is the ferry point for trips to Loch nam Madadh and Taireart.

    near Uig
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    Near Uig

    by CandS Updated Nov 20, 2003

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    Favorite thing: This photo was taken near the town of Uig located in the northern part of the Isle of Skye... I'm not sure what the building is so if anyone knows, I'd love to find out. :)

    Near Uig
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