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Isle of Skye 1 Day Trip

The Isle of Skye is the largest and most northerly of the Inner Hebrides, a spectacular world of inlets and sea lochs, castles and misty landscapes.

Do you wish to visit the Isle of Skye but you don’t have much time to do so?

That’s alright, you can still do this in just one day and see almost everything! The only thing is:

    • you must have a car
    • waterproof coat and boots
    • a camera
    • lots of energy, because it can be a tiring trip. But it will be the best in your entire life!


Here are top 7 places which you must visit:



It’s a pretty little town and the largest community on the island. It’s colourful houses around the harbour, where fishing and pleasure vessels are moored, are most attractive.

It’s also the place to stock up on food supplies and fuel in your car.

If you need inspiration, here is the list of short and rewarding walks on the Isle of Skye will get you sorted with some best ones out there!

Kilt Rock and Waterfall

Kilt Rock

Kilt Rock is a cliff formation of basalt rocks above the shore that resembles the folds of a kilt.

This is a popular stopping point on the road between Portree and Staffin and there is a large car park and a few picnic benches available.



Absolutely the highlight of the trip, it just can’t be missed! To visit Skye without experiencing the Quiraing seems unthinkable.

Part of the Trotternish Ridge, it was formed by a massive landslip which created high cliffs, hidden plateaus and pinnacles of rock.

The car park is located at the highest point of the single track road. Can I describe this place: breath-taking, supernatural, amazing, outstanding by any measure.

Claigan Coral Beach

Coral Beach

One of the most beautiful coastal locations and one of the wee gems of Skye. The beach is not made of coral at all. It is actually composed of pieces of desiccated and sun-bleached algae.

The white coral beach curves round in a crescent surrounding the turquoise waters. Behind the beach is wee hill from which great panoramic photos can be taken.

At the car park, there is an information board giving detail about the beach and the local walk.

Dunvegan Castle

Dunvegan Castle

Dunvegan Castle is probably the oldest inhabited castle in the north of Scotland. It has been occupied continuously by the Chiefs of the Clan MacLeod for more than 750 years.

Don’t forget to see the Fairy Flag, which is a piece of ancient looking fabric, that some say originally belonged to the fairies.

Castle is a picturesque place with wooded gardens. Be aware of the opening times as they do change and it is not open all year round.

Neist Point

Neist Point

It is the most westerly point on the Isle of Skye, giving stunning panoramic views over Moonen Bay to Waterstein Head and out over the Minch to the Western Isles.

It’s an amazing place that feels as though you are standing at the edge of the world. The path ends at the lighthouse, built in 1909, which is not open to the public.


Elgol Sunset

Driving over to Elgol you will experience some of Britain’s most magnificent scenery.

The road winds below the mighty Black Cuillins and beside Loch Slapin descending at an alarmingly steep rate into Elgol.

You can see across to the island of Soay, with Canna, Rum and Eigg to the south. From there you can watch if you’re lucky, a magnificent and dramatic sunset.

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