the view from Neist Point - Edinburgh to the Isle of Skye Tour Highlights

The view at Neist Point on the Isle of Skye

The Isle of Skye is the third most visited destination in all of Scotland and before I was asked if I wanted to visit there I actually had never heard of it before. I quickly learned however that it and the drive on the way there is one of the most beautiful parts of the whole country.

sheep on the Isle of SKye - Edinburgh to the Isle of Skye Tour Highlights

Sheep galore on the Isle of Skye

Home to roughly 10,000 people tourism is actually the number one form of income followed by fishing. Also known as the misty isle the Isle of Skye is home to tons of beautiful lighthouses, waterfalls, sheep and snow capped mountains. Parts of it are even fairytale like and almost unbelievable in their beauty.

rabbies tours - Edinburgh to the Isle of Skye Tour Highlights

To visit the Isle of Skye I was on the Rabbies Isle of Skye 3 Day Tour from Edinburgh. The tour included a small coach that holds roughly 15 people with a bus drive/tour guide and the whole tour was highlighted with Scottish music playing the whole way. There were plenty of photo stops of the gorgeous sights and our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable.

waterfall at Kilt Rock Staffin - Edinburgh to the Isle of Skye Tour Highlights

A waterfall by the famous Kilt Rock (seen in the distance) in Staffin

On the tour we spent two nights in the small town of Portree at the Tongadale Hotel. A small and quaint hotel with ok wifi but don’t expect anything too fancy, but it offers more than enough for a short stay.

Cailin O'Neil on the Isle of Skye, Scotland black cuillin mountains - Edinburgh to the Isle of Skye Tour Highlights

black cuillin mountains - Edinburgh to the Isle of Skye Tour Highlights

The stunning Black Cuillin Mountains

Highlights of the tour included: Glencoe, Eilean Donan Castle, Quiraing mountain pass, Isle of Skye, Nest Point, Five Sisters of Pintail, Loch Ness and the Black Cuillin Mountains which were by far my favourite.

To see more from the tour watch a video of highlights that I made here:

 

 

If you are looking for a great day trip from Edinburgh I highly recommend taking this tour or another offered by Rabbies.

Special thanks to Unique Events, Edinburgh’s Hogmanay and Rabbies for this experience. As always all views expressed and experiences had are my own.