Visiting the Isle of Skye
Places to Eat
Broadford has a range of restaurants and cafés to suit all tastes and pockets – full list of venues and contact details in your room. They are within easy reach and offer a great opportunity to see the bay and enjoy the air. Full list of venues and contact details in your room.
Getting Organised …
Skye is a beautiful and surprisingly big island with lots to see and do. During the high season it can get busy so you may want to think about what you want to see and do, and in some cases pre-book or think about when you go somewhere.
Book CalMac ferries; These get very busy and it helps you avoid disappointment.
Book accommodation in advance; In the main season rooms are scarce and you may waste a lot of time trying to find rooms and miss out on enjoying the island.
Eating Out; Restaurant tables can be hard to get when the island is busy. Our advice is to plan ahead and either book a table in advance or eat early (experience suggests everyone wants to eat 7 – 7.30).
Large groups; If you are wanting to eat together as a group (generally 6+) book in advance – lots of places struggle with large groups if you are unannounced.
Trips and tours; Try to book in advance eg. some distillery tours can be booked up weeks in advance.
Timing; Some attractions can be very busy eg. Fairy Pools, Neist Point. Think about going early or late and avoiding the busiest times of the day.
Driving on Skye
It goes without saying, drive on the left.
Remember there are sheep, cows and deer on the roads so drive with caution.
Be considerate of other drivers. If you want to enjoy the scenery, pull over and let others go past – it avoids frustration and accidents!
For more information you can have a look a this very useful video by VisitScotland, A Guide to Driving in Scotland.