Isle of Skye is a remote island in north west Scotland which can be accessed by a flight to Inverness airport followed by a 2 hours’ car ride.
The drive in itself is rather astounding. I felt like I was in a set of Lord of the Rings driving through the majestic Scottish Highlands, treeless landscapes, steep cliffs and Hobbit like villages. You will share the roads with sheep that peacefully stroll along the landscapes and roads looking for grass.
Stay & Eat
We stayed at a simple Bed & Breakfast but you can also rent your own cabin with open fire, or go for more luxury and stay at a Kinloch Lodge nestled at the foot of Kinloch Hill beside the sea in Isle of Skye.
Kinloch Lodge hosts Brazilian-Scottish chef Marcello Tully’s Michelin-starred restaurant which refects Skye’s wealth of ingredients such as Scottish scallops (note: to die for) and Marcello’s signature dish: Hake fillet with tomato, chorizo and black olives. For the Bravehearts, - one of the appetisers they serve is black pudding. Have a bite and rinse it down with a strong gin and tonic.
Embrace the nature & local gems
Due to the awe-inspiring surroundings I would recommend you pull on your hiking boots and experience the breathtaking nature by foot. You can also jump onto one of the boats and ferries that will take you on island hopping and seal spotting tours.
When it gets too cold, there are plenty of cosy pubs serving local seafood and beer. Or even better: visit Talisker Distillery and warm up with some wee smoky whiskey shots.