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Traveling around Isle of Skye

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Traveling around Isle of Skye

Hello My husband and I are putting yogether a trip to Isle of Skye in September...is it better to stay in one place? or spend 1-2 nights traveling from place to place? any favorite hikes or places to see? first time for us! Thank you!


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East Neuk of Fife...
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1. Re: Traveling around Isle of Skye

How many nights do you have? If is a week for example, you could choose two bases, one in the north and one in the south to save going back and forth each night. Portree is a good base if you want accommodation choice and places to eat. You also MUST secure accommodation before travelling.

Edited: 6 years ago
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2. Re: Traveling around Isle of Skye

If it's of use, these are my own favourite walks on Skye, based on many years of hiking and visiting the island.


Also check https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/skye/

I'd probably base in one area though it can work to be in two depending on what you plan to do.

For ideas on what to see, I could(and often do) go on forever!

My own suggestions for a couple of days.....


Edited: 6 years ago
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3. Re: Traveling around Isle of Skye

The island is big enough to warrant a stay of at least several nights. I do not personally think, however, that is is large enough to make it worth packing up and moving to a different place. The bigger concern is finding one place so late in the game. Good luck.

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4. Re: Traveling around Isle of Skye

I agree. Have one base and then explore from there.

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5. Re: Traveling around Isle of Skye

how is possible to visit all these places? Taxi or tour available? I'm going there in november and we are three girls

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6. Re: Traveling around Isle of Skye

I've spent time on Skye in November and daylight hours are limited. The weather can be cold and damp and windy. To see everything you really should consider renting a car. Is this a possibility?

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