The Skye Guide is an independent and personal view of the Isle of Skye. The things that are included in the guide are here because I like them - and because I think you might too. If something is not included, it may be because I would not recommend it to you, but it may be simply that I have not experienced it.
I am happy with that ambiguity...
Sornaichean Coir' Fhinn
Sornaichean Coir' Fhinn
This pair of standing stones can be found near Kensaleyre, overlooking Loch Eyre at NG414525. It is said that they were erected here by Fingal and his fellow hunters to suspend a pot in which whole deer were cooked over a fire to make venison stew. Whatever their origins, they sit in a fine spot.
Access is fairly easy by a gate from the A87. If you arrive by car, parking close by is not easy to find. You'll need to walk a bit further.
An Crubh, Duisdale
If you are travelling up or down the backbone of Sleat on the A851, the cafe in the Duisdale community hub, An Crubh, is a great stop for refreshments. You'll find it just south of the turn off to Eilean Iarmain, set back on the west side of the road.
They offer breakfasts and brunch in the morning, soup and sandwiches from 11:00, and hot lunches from midday. There's local seafood, inventive vegetarian options, tasty burgers and excellent fish & chips.
Also in the buiding is a Post Office and a small shop selling local fruit and veg, interesting specialist foodstuffs and the usual general store range.
Camas Daraich, at the far south of Skye, is one of the best places on the island to spend a warm, sunny day. It's a bit of a walk from the nearest road though....
Red Hills - Marsco
Marsco is one of the classic hills of Skye. Its distinctive pyramidal profile dominates the view southwards from Sligachan. The views from its 736m summit are great, with a panorama of the main Cuillin Ridge, close views of Bla Bheinn, Garbh-bheinn and the rest of the Red Hills, and a wide outlook over the mainland.
There are several good routes to the top. The usual one leaves Sligachan following the Loch Coruisk path for about 3km.
Talisker Distillery, Carbost
Talisker is the only big distillery on the Isle of Skye. There are regular tours where you can watch the distillers at work, creating good quality single malt whisky. There is an small admission charge which includes a dram before you start and a discount voucher, redeemable in the distillery shop. The shop can sell you a bottle of the usual, excellent, Talisker. It will also tempt you with some fairly expensive – but highly desirable – rarities. If you have a taste for the best whiskies, watch your credit card!