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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
“Wonderful scenery with the Cuillin mountains in the background. You could go for a swim if you’re brave!”
  • 22 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“The drive to Skye is just simply stunning, the scenery on the island is spectacular with many places of beauty and interest for everyone. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Historic Site
“If you are visiting Harris and Lewis, it would be a crime to miss the amazing neolithic standing stones at Callanish. ”
  • 19 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
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.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Excellent restaurant in Stornoway featuring local produce and a good wine list. ”
  • 16 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?”
  • 25 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Arts centre, cafe, restaurant, cinema, workshops, concerts. A lively centre in the middle of Stornoway We love An Lanntair. ”
  • 21 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
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
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
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
Transportation
“Atmospheric, unusual, interesting and beautiful. You could easily spend a full day exploring this weird and wonderful glen.”
  • 10 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
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
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

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Within a short drive, over on the Duirinish Peninsula, the Three Chimneys is another fine dining venue that Skye has to offer.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Excellent restaurant in Stornoway featuring local produce and a good wine list. ”
  • 16 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
Bar
“Atmospheric, good entertainment, great location, friendly staff, food served all day and a great selection of Whisky ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“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
Seafood Restaurant
“Excellent and within walking distance. *Chef Michael Smith was the chef who made The Three Chimneys famous, before leaving to open his own superb restaurant. Loch Bay Restaurant quickly earned Michael a Michelin star. Book well in advance as it is small and deservedly very popular..”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
“This is a very nice restaurant with a great menu and a nice bar with beers from the local brewery.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“ 2 minutes walk from Claigan, fresh locally caught fish and shellfish, highly recommended ”
  • 13 locals recommend

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