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Skye: The Island of Adventure & Discovery

Below you’ll find inspiration for an awesome Autumn adventure on our spectacular island. Whether you’re looking to test yourself on a hiking expedition or looking to relax with local food, whisky and log fire… we’ve got something for you this Autumn!

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Skye: The Island of Adventure & Discovery

Below you’ll find inspiration for an awesome autumn adventure on our spectacular island.

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Eilean a' Cheò in Autumn

Skye is one of the most beautiful places on earth to visit at any time of year. However, the Autumn months traditionally offer some of the best weather of the year and the changing light provides new perspectives on iconic landscapes. The days are still long enough to enjoy a guided hike in the Cuillin, a leisurely kayak trip around the coast or an adrenalin fuelled jump into the sea on a Coasteering adventure. For those who prefer less active pursuits there are quiet beaches, art galleries and cafes and restaurants offering traditional highland hospitality and fine local produce.

Our November ‘SkyeConnect Member Of The Month’ is Cafe Sia. 
Cafe Sia is a restaurant situated near the foot of the Red Cuillin Hills in Broadford on the Isle of Skye, offering local meat and seafood and delicious wood-fired dishes including pizzas.

Skye inspiration..

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Skye Adventure

Book an experience with one of our expert guides Climbing Mountains, Hill Walking, Canyoning or Coasteering. 

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Exploring Skye

Head out with a local ghillie or guide and see Skye’s wilderness burst into life with  a local expert!

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Relaxing Skye

Skye hospitality is even better than highland hospitality. Put your feet up, relax and let us look after you. 

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Tasting Skye

We have some fantastic local tastes to explore on Skye. We have award winning food and whisky right on our door step!

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They say the best things in life a free and that is what makes Skye such an extraordinary place to visit. Around every corner there is a new view to take your breath away. These views evolve hundreds of times a day as the ever-changing light and weather reshape our take on the landscape. From sun drenched seascapes to snow-dusted peaks Skye is a photographers dream. And when you have finished exploring for the day, there is nothing better than sitting with a glass of Uisge beatha (the water of life) and watching the sun go down as it paints the with vivid colours. Skye is beautiful anytime of year, so start planning your journey and preparing to make memories to last a lifetime.

If you are looking to really test yourself in the great outdoors, Skye can provide some exciting challenges. There’s no need to stay inside when we have some of the best guides and experts on hand to take you safely into the stunning wilderness.

Raasay House offers exhilarating experiences from Kayaking and Coasteering to  Sailing, Climbing, Archery and Sailing. Raasay House also provide bike hire so you can enjoy a cycle around the stunning Island of Raasay.

Or why not learn a new skill with a Half day (2 hour) beginners kayaking trip in single sit on top kayaks with Highland Experiences. You enjoy amazing scenery, learn about Skye’s past, its wildlife and even a little Gaelic.

If you’re looking for an adventure at a more relaxed pace hop on board a Seaflower Skye boat trip. Trace the stunning coastline of the Isle of Skye from the water on one of their luxury sea tours. Enjoy a unique view of landmarks such as The Storr and the breathtaking Cuillins, all while enjoying a glass of wine and some locally caught seafood.

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EXPLORING

Tours will take you the entire length of the island, and to each stunning view and attraction along the way.

Here, you can explore and photograph our geological uniqueness.  You can uncover the fascinating story of Skye’s natural life and captivating history. 

A visit to Dunvegan Castle & Gardens will uncover wealth of history and clan legend. Visitors can enjoy tours of an award winning castle and Highland estate, delight in the beauty of its formal gardens and take a boat trip to see the Loch Dunvegan seal colony.

You can head out on wildlife walk with local Ghillie Scott Mackenzie Head Gamekeeper Stalker at Fearann Eilean Iarmain. Why not finish your walk with a local dram in front of the fire at Bar Am Praban on the Eilean Iarmain estate.

Skyefari offers a full day of exploring the wildlife hotspots of the Isle of Skye searching for eagles, deer, otters and seals.

For those looking for complete flexibility and the comfort of your own warm cabin, book a private tour with Gus. Or if you a looking for a fantastic tour with expert guide contact Skye Trak Safari.

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RELAXING

In Skye there are plenty of fantastic unique places to relax and unwind. One of the most unique ways to Experience Skye is on a Redmoon Cruise. Redmoon offer private, bespoke cruises around Skye & the Scottish West coast.

House of Juniper is the islands’ newest hotel, and is the perfect mix of modern and traditional Skye. The hotel also has attached mini home cabins for those looking for their own space. m

The Sonas Collection is offers mini-break deals at any one of their three award-winning Skye hotels. You can enjoy afternoon teas at Skeabost Hotel. At Duisdale you can enjoy, ‘Tales From The Fireside’ with Coinneach Maclean our local historian, archaeologist and guide.

Eilean Iarmain Hotel in the south of Skye offers all the cosiness and warmth of a highland hotel, with great opportunities to go out and explore with the estates Head Ghillie. During your stay, you’ll be able to work your way through the Eilean Iarmain’s fantastic range of Gaelic Whiskies and Gins.

For those looking to be close to the main town in Portree, the Cuillin Hills Hotel offer the perfect stay. With luxurious rooms, fantastic views, a log fire in the lounge and an impeccably stocked whisky bar – you’ll not have to lift a finger.

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TASTING

We’re famous for our world-renowned island whiskies. Join us this summer to feel the warmth of our famous uisge beatha’ (‘Water Of Life’). 

Both Torabhaig and Talisker Distilleries are open for tours, tastings and gifts. Visiting both will help you uncover the incredible variety and flavour of two great whiskies made only a few miles apart. No two whiskies taste the same, and this will prove it!

If you are looking for stunning Michellin Guide food, look no further than Coruisk House. Located in the stunning village of Elgol, Coruisk House is the perfect place to switch off, relax and enjoy the very best of Skye produce served with served with style and simplicity.

Nestled on the shores of Loch Dunvegan with the dramatic backdrop of the Duirinish peninsula of Skye, lies the iconic Three Chimneys Restaurant. The team work closely with local crofters, suppliers, and fishermen to develop new dishes that reflect Skye’s stunning culinary diversity. 

As you travel around the island you’ll also have the opportunity to stop in at the Cuillin and Isle of Skye Breweries to pick up some local ales. In Portree, you can stop by the Gin School and taste the award-winning Misty Isle Gin. 

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