Isle of Skye Travel Guide

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Isle of Skye Local History

Many ancient stone monuments attest to the fact that the Isle of Skye was once inhabited by stone age man. From the 9th century the inhabitants of Skye were frequently harassed by the Vikings until the Scottish finally defeating their efforts in 1263.

Time progressed fairly uneventfully after this with life returning to normal for the residents. The island is popular with tourists thanks to its good facilities.

Isle of Skye Attractions

Top Attractions

Dunvegan Castle - This extremely popular castle is the seat of Macleod, and has been continuously inhabited for the past 750 years. The castle includes battlements and a dungeon as well as a kitchen that dates back to 1360. The family portraits in the dining and living rooms are fascinating and cover the entire family. The castle is open from late March to late October from 10 am to 5.30pm.

Aros Heritage Centre To get a feel of the history of the island, head to this Heritage center in Portree where you will find a host of models and exhibits featuring the history of the island. The center is open daily from 9am to 6pm.

Museum of Island Life Located in a cluster of restored cottages and buildings, this quaint museum contains a number of artifacts and memorabilia of the island. You will find the museum in Totternish; it is open from April to October Mondays to Saturdays from 9.30am to 5.30pm.

The Lodge Hotel & Restaurants A lovely quiet place to eat and drink the place is set in one of the oldest building on Skye it really is quite beautiful. The food is exceptional and most of it homemade, we had the local fish which was excellent. Will be going back definatley.
submitted by Michael Kinsey, 10/01/07

Sea Breezes Just fab! Simple fresh food. The cook puts some love into the cooking. What more can I say.
submitted by Mike Wood, 05/06/06

Isle of Skye Restaurants and Bars

The Scottish are avid bakers and you will delight in the many tearooms that bake all their own cakes and scones. The most famous baked goods is undoubtedly shortbread, which you will find in abundance. Heather honey is less well known but definitely worth a try.

Isle of Skye Restaurants

Chandlery Restaurant This fine restaurant serves an assortment of mouth-watering dishes prepared to perfection. A prime example are the king scallops with garlic butter and crispy bacon. Reservations are recommended, you will find the restaurant at the Bosville Hotel in Portree.

Coruisk House Seafood Restaurant - Since the start of the last century people have been eating fresh seafood caught by local fishermen at Coruisk House. The fish and shellfish are selected every evening by Robin, the owner and chief, to be served in the restaurant later. So you'll not find it any fresher. While you eat you can enjoy the warmth radiating from the log fires in both the lounge and the dining room.

Three Chimneys Restaurant This multiple award-winning restaurant is set in an old stone cottage. The menu includes a selection of seafood and game dishes that are second to none in flavour and quality. The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner, except for Sunday, which is dinner only. You will find the restaurant in Dunvegan.

Isle of Skye Bars & Clubs

The Kings Arms This charming pub is situated in the village of Kyleakin with scenic views across Loch Alsh to the mainland. The prices are not expensive and the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly.

Dantulum Castle Hotel Pub Situated on the northernmost tip of the island, the pub's location makes it a popular spot for drinks after walks along the scenic coastline.

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