Isle of Skye
Discover Isle of Skye
Home to twelve Munros, including the famous Black Cuillin range with Britain's most notorious climb, the Inaccessible Pinnacle, The Isle of Skye is the ultimate playground for the outdoor enthusiast. There's another side to Skye which includes its world-class restaurants, art studios, castles and crofting museums, charting the tumultuous history of its people, from clan battles to the Highland Clearances. Skye is captivating on so many levels.
Visit incredible landmarks - from the Old Man of Storr to the famous Kilt Rock, with its spectacular waterfall cascading into the sea. Follow the dinosaur footprints at low tide on Staffin Beach or head to the Quiraing, an iconic landscape made famous by films such as King Arthur Legend of the Sword, Prometheus, The BFG and Game of Thrones.
Nature lovers can go otter spotting in the harbour or take a boat trip to look out for the sea eagles, porpoises and seals that live off the coast. Travel to Waternish and take a boat trip to St Kilda, famous as the UK's only UNESCO world heritage site, and home to nearly a million seabirds, including the UK's largest colony of Atlantic puffins.
The Isle of Skye is home to three great youth hostels, Portree Youth Hostel all year round, and our two seasonal (March-September) youth hostels - Broadford and Glenbrittle. We also have Ratagan Youth Hostel on the mainland, from where you can take the ferry across to Skye, extending your holiday for that extra day.