The largest of the Inner Hebrides, the Isle of Skye in Scotland is named from the Norse ‘sky-a’, which means ‘cloud island.’ With the Cuillin Hills often shrouded in mist, it’s an appropriate name, but it could also be called simply magical. Verdant moors, rugged cliffs and mountains, glistening lochs and stunning coastline- Skye truly has it all in the nature department, and the best way to discover it is in a motorhome hire Scotland. Add to that enchanting castles, interesting museums, lively pubs and fine restaurants, no wonder it’s one of Scotland’s top holiday destinations!
Though it has been a popular destination for visitors for centuries, the opening of the Skye Bridge in 1995, and the end of the tolls a decade later, had a profound effect on the island, boosting trade and tourism and making it easy to reach it in a motorhome hire Scotland.
Though there is plenty to do in the inhabited parts, the most profound rewards come from close encounters with the seascapes and landscapes, from little Talisker Bay – which shares its name with the island-produced Talisker whisky – to the Trotternish Ridge, guarded by the imposing rock tower of the Old Man of Stoor.
Motorhome Hire Scotland – Culture & Scenery
Those seeking culture in a motorhome hire Scotland will find lots to love in Skye. Charming Portree is the capital, but there are plenty of other quaint villages to explore, such as Dunvegan, Edinbane, Staffin and Armadale. History buffs can’t miss Dunvegan Castle and Gardens, the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland- it’s been the ancestral home of the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod for 800 years. The magnificent 20,000 acre Clan Donald Skye estate offers a memorable experience, with historic gardens, woodland trails, a castle and museum. The brooding ruins of Knock Castle on the east coast of Sleat are one of the lovliests spots in Scotland for a picnic and photo op while out in your motorhome hire Scotland.
Skye is most famous for its natural scenery, with plenty of opportunities to spot wildlife and get out in the pristine air throughout your motorhome hire Scotland adventure. White tailed sea eagles, whales, dolphins, otters, seals and red deer are just some of the species that can be viewed on the island. Those eager to walk and climb will find Skye to be a world class destination. The Cuillin Range and Trotternish Ridge offers challenging scrambles. For those who prefer to enjoy a stroll, there are many great walks.
The famous Fairy Pools are at the foot of the Black Cuillins near Glenbrittle. These crystal clear azure pools attract brave swimmers (the water is cold!) and photographers from around the world. From dynamic culture to bucolic tranquility, the Isle of Skye promises the holiday of a lifetime in a motorhome hire Scotland!
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