Here in the UK, we have some of the most beautiful and stunning scenery in the entire world, and with popular pastimes like hiking in Skye, cycling, surfing, and much more besides, all becoming even more popular, enjoying a holiday right here in the UK, is now more appealing than heading abroad for many people. Yes, ok, we don’t exactly bathe in tropical temperatures and enjoy clear blue skies on a daily basis, but even so, when you consider some of the natural beauty that the country has to offer, you can easily get past the fact that you aren’t guaranteed a tan when you head away on holiday. The Isle of Skye for example, is one of the most beautiful locations, not only in the UK, but in the entire world, making Scotland a keen holiday destination for people from all across the globe. If you’re thinking of visiting Skye and are struggling for ideas of what to do, here are a few handy suggestions to help liven up your visit and have you wanting to return again and again.
Hiking in Skye
As mentioned, one of the most popular pastimes in Skye is of course, the hiking, and rightfully so. Skye is home to some of the most breathtaking scenery and countryside that you are ever likely to experience in your life, and when you compare it to city life and urban living, the two seem lifetimes apart. If you enjoy the great outdoors and are visiting Skye, hiking in Skye will be one of the first things you should consider doing as not only will you get to take in some of the most stunning rural and wild settings on the planet, you will also get some very beneficial exercise and physical activity in, in the process.
Visit a Distillery
Scotland is not only famous for its stunning wildlife and scenery, it is also famous for its Whiskey, and if you’re partial to a “wee dram” or two, a visit to the Talisker Distillery should be one of your primary objectives. The distillery regularly provides enjoyable tours, in which experienced guides will provide you with fascinating stories about how the stunning malt whiskey is produced, why the Scottish highland spring water used to produce the whiskey makes such a difference, and much more besides. Oh, and don’t worry, you will get the odd sample, although if driving, you may be better visiting the gift shop and purchasing a bottle or two that you can enjoy back home, or at your hotel room, when you don’t need to get behind the wheel.
Visit the Three Chimneys
The Three Chimneys in Skye offers world class cuisine for very reasonable prices, in stunning surroundings and settings, providing you with the ultimate dining experience. A former Michelin starred restaurant, the Three Chimneys uses only the finest and freshest of ingredients, and to emphasize just how fantastic the food is, the restaurant has been voted as one of the top 50 restaurants to visit in the entire world.