Things to do on Skye

Skye & Lochalsh offers a whole variety of different activities:

visiting castles (some in ruins, others still standing & one still lived in!)

outdoor activities such as golf, pony trekking, walking, climbing, kayaking/canoeing, fishing and wildlife watching, both on land or at sea, with one of the many boat trips!!

indoor activities may take you to one of the many arts & crafts workshops, galleries & shops or maybe one of the local museums or visitor centres

Skye & Lochalsh is great for touring because the scenery round every corner is just stunning, so the journey itself becomes a highlight of the day and not simply a means to an end! The destinations simply slot into the driving route, rather than become the focal point - for instance, Eilean Donan Castle simply becomes part of a day tour round the Glenelg peninsula (using the original Skye Ferry at Kylerhea to leave the island), visiting the Iron Age Brochs, round to the stunning Loch Hourn, out over Mam Ratagan Pass, round Loch Shiel, by Kintail and up to Dornie where Eilean Donan can be visited along with the village and it's stunning mountainous surroundings, where Loch Long, Loch Duich & Loch Alsh all meet, before travelling back to Skye, perhaps through the idyllic little village of Balmacara, through Kyle and back onto Skye over the iconic Skye Bridge!

Within the Things To Do section we aim to provide you with lots of information and web links that will help you get the most from your visit to this beautiful area.

If you are wanting to pre-plan your days, then we would recommend buying the Philips Red Book for Skye & Lochalsh (map) - can be purchased from Octopus Publishing Group.

For a very brief overview of the area, you can simply check out our own map of Skye & Lochalsh.

Finally, why not keep up to date with what's happening in the area by checking out our Facebook page, which you can now do without logging in from our Welcome page!