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Stories and Tips Isle of Skye

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Perfect Cove

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 18 Jul, 2013

The most popular attractions on the Sleat peninsula of the Isle of Skye are in the ferry-terminal village of Armadale and along the main road from Broadford, what with the Sabhal Mor Ostaig Gaelic college and Clan Donald visitors' centre as well as some popular…Read More

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Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 10 Apr, 2013

Broadford, the first bigger place on the Isle of Skye after driving off the bridge, is a long, sprawling settlement stretching for about a mile along A87. It's not a particularly lovely village, but it is the main service centre for the south of the…Read More

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Kyleakin & Castle Moil

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 10 Apr, 2013

Kyleakin is a small village that used to receive the ferries that departed from Kyle of Lochalsh to Skye before the Skye Bridge took over the task. About 200 years ago, Lord Macdonald planned developing Kyleakin as a model new town of "New Liverpool",…Read More

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Dunvegan Castle: 800 years of history

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 02 Oct, 2012

Dunvegan Castle is the principal historical attraction on the Isle of Skye, and a popular site to visit, a fixed point on the route of numerous tour buses but also frequented by many an individual tourist, particularly middle-aged Americans in search of their roots (immigration…Read More

Isle of Skye, Scotland

Written by krisdae on 03 Aug, 2005

We took a tour of the Isle of Skye, a northwest island off Scotland. It was a trip that was suggested to me by a friend, and I'm glad I took his advice.We took the train to Kyle of Loch from Inverness, and the…Read More

A rainy afternoon in Portree

Written by Mary Porcher on 03 Aug, 2002

Portree is a quaint seaside town that is easily walked and enjoyed. There is a central parking lot that charges an hourly fee, but if you drive around a bit, you'll find curbside spots without meters. Wherever you park, the shops and sights are only…Read More

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Hairy Coos

Written by bri on 16 Feb, 2001

"What in the world is a "hairy coo"?" I had to ask after we passed a backpacker hotel by that name on the road. Not nearly as common as sheep, "Hairy Coos" are the shaggy long hair cows you see all over the highlands. If…Read More

Skye's Capital: Portree

Written by UPSCWRU on 22 Jun, 2002

Portree is the administrative capital of the Isle of Skye. Although, with 1500 souls, it is the largest town on the island, it's actually very small in size. In existence for centuries, Portree is centered around a lovely harbor complete with fishing boats…Read More

Treasures at Breakish Byres

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 10 Apr, 2013

A couple of miles before Broadford coming from the bridge direction, just past the Red Skye restaurant, you will see a roadside sign advertising ''bric a brac and curios''. A hundred yards on, you will come to the yard of Breakish Byres, a wonderful second…Read More

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