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Wedding venue, perfect, romantic Skye.

Duisdale House Hotel is a gorgeous Victorian house set on a hillside in Sleat featuring bold modern colours, fabrics and wallcoverings. Superior rooms include four poster beds and wonderful views.  The restaurant is the perfect romantic setting, being candlelit and with log fires in winter. Be sure the check out the Skye langoustines or Scotch […]

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Dunorin House Hotel

MacLeod’s Tables are a beautiful sight at any time of day.  Dunorin House Hotel, just a few miles from Dunvegan Castle, features views of MacLeod’s Tables, the Cuillins, and Loch Roag.  Having such fantastic views is a good reason to consider staying at Dunorin House!  Note that the above photo was not taken from Dunorin […]

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Skye Hotels, Small Hotels and Country House Hotels

3 Types of Isle of Skye Hotels A Hotel, as distinguished by VisitScotland, will have at least 20 rooms and have the same standard offerings as Small Hotels, such as facilities, meals, and drinks. It”s extremely uncommon to not find lunch available at an Isle of Skye Hotel. The larger hotels will have personality and […]

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Ardvasar Hotel

Ardvasar Hotel is one of the oldest, if not THE oldest Isle of Skye Hotels, having been built just after the turn of the century, in the early 1800’s.  Its idyllic setting, with incredible views of the Knoydart Mountains and the Sound of Sleat, are quite noteworthy and show off the splendor of the West […]

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Sailing on Skye

Isle of Skye Yachting Whether you prefer to sail or motor, there selection is good.  Isle of Skye Yachts offer a wonderful skippered charter service, usually lasting a week, or bareboat charter service for those skilled already. Many people enjoy circumnavigating the Isle of Skye, dining either out on the boat, or at remote sites, […]

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Cuillin Ridge

Thanks again to the natural beauty found on the Isle of Skye in Western Scotland, as well as the wonders of Creative Commons licensed content on Flickr. While it’s doubtful that you’ll find these colours naturally, with the proper technique in HDR photoshoots, the Isle of Skye can come alive in vivid technicolour!

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Isle of Skye Cliffs

Where land meets sea is truly dramatic in many Isle of Skye photos. This shot clearly illustrates the striking contrasts, colours, and natural scenic beauty.

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Isle of Skye Sunset Revisited

There are few places in the world with as many possible sunset photo opportunities as on Scotland’s Isle of Skye. This shot, as found on Flickr’s Creative Commons section, highlights what can be done with the right camera (and possibly HDR techniques).

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Whitewave Outdoor Centre

Isle of Skye Activities include Whitewave Activity Centre which is a wonderful activity centre on the Isle of Skye. Included in the activities are kayaking, windsurfing, and hillwalking. The kayaking skills training courses are designed for anyone from beginner up to expert, and follow the BCU 1-3 rating system. Beginner windsurfers are encouraged to sign […]

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Diving off the Isle of Skye

There are many incredible sights when diving in and around Scotland, such as the the Edible Sea Urchin pictured above.  Thanks to Scotdiver and Flickr for sharing the great photograph! While there are a number of great dive shops to choose from in Scotland, if you are considering diving off the Isle of Skye, then […]

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Portree Harbour

Though not pictured with a sunny sky and throngs of cheering sunworshippers dotting white sandy beaches, Portree, particularly the harbour, is beautiful any time of year. Portree comes from the Gaelic Port-an-Righ which means Port of the Kings.  This is presumably due to King James V paying the Isle a visit in the 1500’s (along […]

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Borodale House – Raasay Hotel

Borodale House – Isle of Raasay Hotel Borodale House is a lovely, secluded, 3-star Isle of Skye accommodation set on the Isle of Raasay (Ratharsair).  To picture where it is located, imagine skipping a stone between the Scottish mainland, and the Isle of Skye.  Along the way, it would skip across Raasay.  The Isle of […]

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Grangemouth to Skye in 7 mins

Pretty cool time lapse video Grangemouth to Skye in 7 mins 34 sec, whats more Fort William at the 4 minute mark  it’s not raining!

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Sunset on Skye

This beautiful sunset was captured by by Mac ind Og and posted on his Flickr channel.  There are dozens of good places to get great shots, but they rarely turn out this amazing.  I think the framing of flowers in the foreground and mountains in the back are part of what makes this such a […]

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