Skye Bridge, Highlands

Skye Bridge, Highlands, Scotland

This morning we left our Kyle of Lochalsh lodgings and drove across the bridge to Skye and then about 50 mins to the island capital of Portree. Here we stopped for a stroll around this attractive little town with colourful harbour-side houses.

Next, we drove north passing some interesting peat cuttings to Kilt Rock and Falls, a spectacular waterfall over volcanic cliffs.

Peat Cuttings, Skye

Peat Cuttings, Skye, Scotland

Old Man of Storr, Skye

Old Man of Storr, Skye, Scotland

Kilt Rock and Falls, Skye

Kilt Rock and Falls, Skye, Scotland

Next, across the north tip of the island to the stunning scenery of the Quiraing where we stopped to admire this ancient volcanic landscape moulded by glaciers from the various ice ages.

Quiraing, Skye

Quiraing, Skye, Scotland

Next, we continued across the north of the island to the ferry port of Uig where we stopped for lunch at a harbour-side restaurant affording good sea/harbour views.

Next we continued round the island to Dunvegan Castle, home of the Chief of Clan Macleod. Group toured inside of the castle and the well maintained and colurful gardens.

Dunvegan Castle, Skye

Dunvegan Castle, Skye, Scotland

Garden scene at Dunvegan Castle

Garden scene at Dunvegan Castle, Scotland

Next to Dun Beag Broch, the remains of a circular, lighthouse type, high status dwelling of about 2000 years ago. Vantage point provided superb views across the landscape including the Cuillin Mountains.

Dun Beag Broch, Skye

Dun Beag Broch, Skye, Scotland

Cuillin Mountains, Skye

Cuillin Mountains, Skye, Scotland

Next, we continues our circular tour, following the road down to Broadford and then a brief visit to Kinloch Lodge to visit the shop of celebrity chef Claire MacDonald.

Finally, we repaired to our Kyle of Lochalsh lodgings after a fulfilling tour of Skye during which the weather had proved very favourable.

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