Discover Scotland’s Must-Visit Magical Isle: Skye

In a land far, far away, tucked in the Highlands, just off Scotland’s western coast, sits the magical, mystical Isle of Skye. Filled with enchanted forests, whimsical waterfalls, folklore, and dinosaur fossils, Skye will make you feel as if you’ve stepped into an otherworldly storybook setting.

The Isle of Skye is the Scotland you’ve always dreamed about: freely roaming sheep and cattle, endless greenery, pubs filled with locals listening to bagpipes, majestic mountainscapes – and, oh yes – lots of whisky. So, grab your camera, put on your kilt, and get ready to live your very own Scottish fairytale.

Old Man of Storr

Old Man of Storr on Isle of Skye, Scotland

Ah, yes, The Storr. This iconic site is, undoubtedly, Skye’s most popular and most photographed point. Not only is this geological formation fascinating and a great hiking spot, it’s also steeped in folklore! The legend changes, depending on who you ask. Some say the formation is an old man who was turned to stone, others say it’s the thumb of a giant whose body remains beneath the soil. Hike up and decide for yourself!

The Red and Black Cuillin Mountains

Black Cullens on Isle of Skye, Scotland

Separated by Glen Sligachan, these stunning mountain ranges dominate Skye’s landscape. No matter where you are on the isle, The Red and Black Cuillins will almost always be in sight. These mountains make Skye a hiking mecca for adventurers, but keep in mind, hiking up the Cuillins is tough – even for experienced hikers.

Kilt Rock

Kilt Rock on Isle of Skye, Scotland

Between the villages of Portree and Staffin, you’ll find Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls. Why is it called Kilt Rock? Well, just look at it! (Okay, maybe it doesn’t really look too much like a kilt, but use your imagination). Be sure to stop here for amazing cliff views and photo-ops.

Fairy Pools

Fairy Pools on Isle of Skye, Scotland

One word: magic. Another site of fairytale and folklore, this is one of those sites that will make you stop and say wow. After a fairly easy 20-minute hike, you’ll come across multiple waterfalls, which create breathtaking pools of vibrant blue and green water! With the impressive Cuillins standing in the background, the scenery is pure beauty. 

Neist Point

Neist Point on Isle of Skye, Scotland

This spectacular spot is nestled on the most westerly tip of Skye, near Glendale. Walk this wonderful path and take in the beautiful cliffside coast around you. While the lighthouse is lovely to look at (and take photos of), it is not open to the public. 


Portree on Isle of Skye, Scotland

Sure, Portree is the largest town on Skye, but it only has a population of about 4,000! It’s home to the only secondary school on Skye, Portree High School, which can be as much as a two-hour commute for students, each way, depending where on the Isle they live. This colorful fishing village is sprinkled with lively pubs, delicious seafood restaurants, and quaint shops, and B&Bs. If you’re headed to Skye, it’s the perfect place to stay.


Quiriang, Scotland

Get ready to feel on top of the world! This landslip is the northernmost summit of the Trotternish on the Isle of Skye. Frolic around bask in the glory of the greenery that surrounds you. We promise, you’ll feel like you’re on another planet.


Highland Cattle

Highland Hairy Coo

These cows, or “coos,” as Scots call them, are found all over the Isle of Skye. Along with sheep, goats, and lambs, these friendly fluffs are Skye’s cutest residents!

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Is Scotland on Your Bucket List?

If this spurs your wanderlust, let’s make it happen. Taylored Tours plans vacations to Scotland for couples, solo travelers, and groups. We create itineraries for self-drive vacations, private driver vacations, and escorted group trips. We will “taylor” your trip to what you want, including accommodations in intimate bed and breakfast country homes to comfortable hotels in cities and even swoon-worthy castle accommodations.

And….Taylored Tours knows Scotland. I’ve traveled there many times and I am a certified Scotland Specialist.

Along with your detailed itinerary, I will include helpful travel tips, suggestions for attractions and restaurants, and a user-friendly app to view it all before and during your travel.

Let’s Start Planning

I believe deeply in the power of travel. Anything I can do to get you out exploring the world makes me happy! So, what are you waiting for? Schedule a call with me HERE and let’s talk about your next adventure.

Taylored Tours will get to know you, your travel style, interests, and vision for your trip. From there, we’ll design a stress-free, “taylored” vacation, full of immersive experiences. It’s really that easy.

Happy Travels!

Cindi Taylor, Taylored Tours

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