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Best things to do in Skye

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Point of Interest
“Wonderful scenery with the Cuillin mountains in the background. You could go for a swim if you’re brave!”
21 locals recommend
Distillery
“If you like Scottish Whisky, and interested in how it’s produced, why not take a tour of the Talisker Whisky Distillery?”
24 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Within a short drive, over on the Duirinish Peninsula, the Three Chimneys is another fine dining venue that Skye has to offer.”
25 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“You can do castles, scenery or whiskey but not all in one day! Big island with so many things to do from fantastic beaches, impressive mountains, gift shops and whiskey tasting. Go off the beaten track for the best places. ”
18 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
Restaurant
“Lovely, nostalgic and friendly. The Old Scool house is a great choice for eating, offering both midday and evening meals with a delicious menu ”
17 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. ”
24 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
Pizza Place
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“A great break from the fish & chips/burger & chips of so many places, this does pizzas and nice snacks and good coffee. It is pronounced 'she-a'.”
23 locals recommend
Museum
“Experience the history of the Macleod's, see the Fairy Flag, take a boat trip to see seals. It's a great day out for people of all ages”
16 locals recommend
Bar
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“Atmospheric, good entertainment, great location, friendly staff, food served all day and a great selection of Whisky ”
20 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Atmospheric, unusual, interesting and beautiful. You could easily spend a full day exploring this weird and wonderful glen.”
10 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Probably the most famous walk on the Island and definitely the busiest. The ‘Old Man’ is a large pinnacle of rock that stands high and can be seen for miles around. As part of the Trotternish ridge the Storr was created by a massive ancient landside, leaving one of the most photographed landscapes in the world.”
10 locals recommend
Pub
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“You’ll receive a warm welcome from this firm favourite at Edinbane, just a short drive from Lovaig View. Booth drinks and delightful menus at midday and in the evening ”
16 locals recommend
Café
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“A great theatre space reminiscent of the Globe in London. Lots of good traditional and modern Scottish music. Also live cinema opera and drama from London.”
14 locals recommend
Premise
“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.”
16 locals recommend