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"Loch Ness
Loch Ness Glencoe and the Highlands"Beginning from Glasgow your tour heads North first passing by the 'bonnie bonnie banks' of Loch Lomond. We pause for refreshments before climbing into the Highlands over the dramatic landscape of Rannoch Moor and the Black Mount to Glencoe one of Scotlanbd's most haunting glens and site of the 1692 massacre of the MacDonald clan. Glencoe was also featured in the James Bond film Skyfall.Our tour continues by Loch Linnhe and stops in the Fort William area for lunch (own expense) and continues on by Britain's highest mountain
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"Glencoe
Loch Ness Glencoe and the Highlands"This 12 hour tour departs from Edinburgh passing Stirling Castle on your way to the first stop at Kilmahog. Here you can get to know the local residents the Highlands Cows and have time for some light refreshments.As you continue your journey northwards you will be immersed in the wonderful scenery of Rannoch Moor and Glencoe where a short stop will be made for photo opportunities. The tour will next stop at Fort W via Loch Linnhe where you will stop for lunch before reaching Ben Nevis
From GBP46.00
 
"Glencoe
Loch Ness Glencoe and the Highlands"This 12 hour tour departs from Edinburgh passing Stirling Castle on your way to the first stop at Kilmahog. Here you can get to know the local residents the Highlands Cows and have time for some light refreshments.As you continue your journey northwards you will be immersed in the wonderful scenery of Rannoch Moor and Glencoe where a short stop will be made for photo opportunities. The tour will next stop at Fort W via Loch Linnhe where you will stop for lunch before reaching Ben Nevis
From GBP46.00

More Warnings and Dangers in Isle of Skye

Single track roads

Skye has a remarkably good road system considering its remoteness and harsh weather and all the main roads are double roads where reasonable speeds can be obtained , although 40 mph seems to be the...
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Britannia2
May 21, 2016

Midges and locals

I live here though am not from here. Folks joke about midges but they are no laughing matter. Make sure you get decent repellent and that means some with a good percentage of DEET in it. Avoid folk...
skyelander
Jun 03, 2014

NO parking on Passing Places

A lot of roads in the countryside of Scotland are still SINGLE-TRACK-ROADS with passing places and these passing places sometimes are used by tourists to park their cars and take photos of the...
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globetrott
Oct 28, 2012

Moving to Skye Permanently? NO Thank You!

There is quite a number of people who fall so much in love with the island that they decide to relocate to Skye and live there permanently. Most people come to the island from other parts of Britain...
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RhineRoll
Oct 17, 2007

MIDGES and ticks

Most of the area around the Cuillin is open moorland - tundra, if you will - speckled with purple heath, bracken fern and the occasional sheep. You could feel right at home if you came here from...
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mtncorg
Sep 29, 2007

WEATHER

Skye derives from the Norwegian word for cloud, ‘skyen’. Gaelic speakers talk of the ‘Island of Mist’ - Eilean a’ Cheo - and that is very apropos for Skye. One woman I spoke with mentioned she had...
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mtncorg
Sep 29, 2007
 
 
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Rip Offs On Skye.

When one writes about rip offs on Skye,please assure yourself first, if the prorietor orpersons involved in such acts are not from the local gentry,BUT speak with English accentsand are part of the...
musicmacpiper
Aug 22, 2006

Camping Out on Skye?

Skye surely is a magical place with a lot of appeal for the romanticising outdoor lover. And what could be more romantic than staying in a tent, as close to Mother Nature as possible? Yes. But let me...
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RhineRoll
Apr 18, 2006

The outdoors!

This is obvious really but if you have to go into the mountains make sure you go well prepared, pleanty of warm clothes and liquid. Speaking to a local barman and he was part of the local mountain...
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carlrea
Oct 25, 2005

The roads around Skye

The roads around Skye are unbelievable and are dangerous even in good conditions. The locals who know these roads dont seem to slow down and i promise you, you wont keep up so dont try! slow down and...
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carlrea
Oct 25, 2005

Watch you 'gob! (mouth)

I got the distinct impression that the residents of Skye and especially the Portree area of Skye are a fiercly independent community and to be honest some of the locals were a little rough around the...
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carlrea
Oct 25, 2005

Sheep Crossing

You will see sheep, sheep, and more sheep in Scotland. On Isle of Skye, it seemed we saw more of them wandering on the roads than in other places. It can be quite an eye opener when you are zipping...
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jag17
Sep 25, 2005

Low Visibility Not Only in the Mountains

Skye isn't called the "Misty Isle" for nothing. Conditions can rapidly deteriorate and it's not just mountaineers who become affected. This picture is from the scenic but narrow road traversing the...
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RhineRoll
Aug 10, 2005

The Weather

Skye does not look so green for no reason. It has been known to rain - just a bit!.The weather can also change very quickly, especially on the high ground. So always be prepared for a shower and take...
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stevezero
May 09, 2005

Top Hotels in Isle of Skye

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Upper Milovaig, Glendale, IV55 8WY, United Kingdom
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Cullin Hills IV47 8SW
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IV45 8RS
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Top Things to Do in Isle of Skye

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Dunvegan Castle

The castle is the seat of the MacLeod of MacLeod, chief of the Clan MacLeod and is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland and has been the stronghold of the chiefs of the clan for more...
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Portree

Although Portree is the main town on Skye it has only a population of 5000 and is a rather functional town. It however does have all you need with some small shops and a local Coop for daily...
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Kilt Rock & Mealt Falls

Roadside viewpoint on the eastern coast of Trotternish offers one of the most popular sights on Isle of Skye. A small stream from loch Mealt freefalls off the cliff into the crystal clear water of...
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Cuillin Mountains

There are red and black Cuillin Hills. The black Cuillin Hills are best seen from Elgol (see photo below) across Loch Scavaig. They are mainly composed of rough Gabbro rock that gives climbers a good...
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Landscape

The River Lealt discharges in to the sea at Inver Tote down waterfalls in to a gorge and in to the sea. There is good parking on the A855 and you can find this spot on the A855 shortly after passing...
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Neist Point

Neist Point is the most westerly point on Skye and the views from here to other islands is stunning. The cliffs have great scenic beauty and there is a disused lighthouse to explore. You need to drive...
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Top 5 Isle of Skye Writers

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"Flaite do'n Eilean Sgitheanach"
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globetrott

"ISLE of SKYE"
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RhineRoll

"An t-Eilean -- The Island"
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"Isle of Skye Travel Tips - Scotland Travel Secrets"
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"A Magical Island"
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