Hotels on Isle of Skye
‘This is not just a good hotel but a very good hotel.’ High praise this year from a trusted reader, for every aspect of the hospitality at Lord and Lady Macdonald’s historic former hunting lodge on the Isle of Skye.
Across a galvanised footbridge, the huge windows of Neil Hope and Lesley Unwin’s modern, architect-designed B&B bring those ‘glorious views’ of Broadford Bay and the Cuillin mountains right into the house.
Isle of Skye: romantic hotels and gourmet restaurants with rooms
Have you ever been to the Isle of Skye? Connected to Scotland’s northwest coast by bridge, it is a place of awe-inspiring natural landscapes, beautiful fishing villages and medieval castles worthy of historic movies.
The largest island in the Inner Hebrides archipelago it has mountains and lochs peppered with hotels, pubs and inns that all have their own unique character befitting the intimate community that resides in such a magical place.
Arts, crafts and outdoor activities including hiking, fishing and water sports, boat trips and horse riding are all spectacular ways to see and explore this unusual part of the world, a completely unique asset in Scottish travel. Importantly on your visit to this part of the world it is a chance to see some of the area’s unique wildlife. Kayaking on its waters or traversing the Cuillin mountains are excellent ways to explore, and wildlife walks across the island, giving you the chance to spot majestic creatures including seals, otters, dolphins or even a whale if you’re lucky.
With a bracing climate comes exceptional hospitality, and while the climate is not known for its balmy temperatures, the greeting you receive when you arrive most certainly is embracing – take for example, Toravaig House overlooking the Sound of Sleat. When the weather is fine the owners will even take you out on their yacht to the islands of Rhum and Eigg.
Of course, food is of prime importance and the likes of The Three Chimneys couldn’t do it better, known for their local dishes with a Nordic accent, enjoyed in this whitewashed restaurant-with-rooms overlooks Loch Dunvegan.
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