26 March 2023

The Isle of Skye

The Isle of Skye is the biggest island in Scotland and together with Edinburgh and Loch Ness, one of the top three Scottish destinations. This is a fantastic place to spend some days because it has a little bit of everything : beautiful landscapes, winding coastal roads, haunted (or not) castles, impressive mountains and nice towns.

We found a bed and breakfast not far from Portree, which has an interesting harbor with nice local architecture around.


As it was raining, we went to visit Dunvegan Castle where we could  see how the clan  Mc Donnald lived in the XIXth century. I preferred this visit to the one in Eilean Donan Castle.


From Portree we did a nice excursion by car through Trotternish Peninsula, with many spots along the coastal road. The Old Man of Storr, an impressive basalt pinnacle, and other rocky formations were our first stop.


Back on the road, we went on until Duntulm Castle, a ruined Mc Donald castle apparently haunted and full of ghosts. Not far from these ruins there is the Skye Museum of Island Life, already closed, where we stopped to take some pictures of traditional thatched cottages. At that point we turned around because it was late and we were hungry. Dinner time was spent at a local pub at Portree where a  super hamburger and ale were waiting for us.