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Things to do in Skye

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Nature
“Stunning scenery, but approximately an hour walk to get there. Must have appropriate footwear”
  • 31 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“A good walk up to The Old Man of Storr with excellent views of the beautiful landscape. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Museum
“Superbly maintained gardens and historic exhibits. They also offer short boat trips to the nearby seal colony.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Distillery
“Skye’s whisky distillery. Learn how whisky is made, sample the whiskies, then perhaps take a walk in the bay or lunch at the local pub or at The Oyster Shed”
  • 28 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The world famous restaurant. An excellent foodie experience- 10 mins from The Lambing Shed. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Located in Dunvegan. Excellent food served in a cosy atmosphere. Very popular. Advisable to book especially in peak season.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Isle of Skye is about 1.5-2 hour drive from the hotel and is do-able as a day trip. Expect stunning scenery and excellent food.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Museum
“Located on the Trotternish Peninsula this is a true insight into the way of life on the Isle of Skye through the centuries ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Lodging
“Fresh seafood and homemade ice cream in a cosy pub atmosphere. Generally incredibly busy so if you want more space and relaxation, he Applecross walled garden is a better option. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Entertainment
“The oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland and the ancestral home of the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod for 800 years. Situated on banks of sea loch of Dunvegan.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Mountain
“Iconic scenery and one of Skye most visited areas so is generally very busy at peak times of the day.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Transportation
“Atmospheric, unusual, interesting and beautiful. You could easily spend a full day exploring this weird and wonderful glen.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“A must but please ensure you have appropriate clothing and footwear as weather can be changeable”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
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“A good place for lunch after visiting Talisker distillery. Daily specials. Seating outside for when the sun is shining with views over The Loch. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Lighthouse
“The most western point of Skye. The best place to watch an amazing sunset over the outer Hebrides - absolutely magical.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“A good place to stop when exploring the south of the island. My favourite pizza is “over the sia” - a fresh seafood pizza , absolutely yummy and great coffee. ”
  • 24 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“The world famous restaurant. An excellent foodie experience- 10 mins from The Lambing Shed. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Located in Dunvegan. Excellent food served in a cosy atmosphere. Very popular. Advisable to book especially in peak season.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bar
“A good place for lunch after visiting Talisker distillery. Daily specials. Seating outside for when the sun is shining with views over The Loch. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“A good place to stop when exploring the south of the island. My favourite pizza is “over the sia” - a fresh seafood pizza , absolutely yummy and great coffee. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bar
“This is a very nice restaurant with a great menu and a nice bar with beers from the local brewery.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
“This local bar and restaurant serve good food and often has live local music ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“An amazing experience to dine here in Micheal Smith's Michelin starred restaurant. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
“Local langoustines, salmon and hand-dived scallops, served in a 19th-century quayside building. Address: Quay St, Portree IV51 9DE Hours: 5:30pm - 9:30 Phone: 01478 612016”
  • 13 locals recommend

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