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Where should I stop between Skye and Edinburgh?
7 Amazing Stops on an Edinburgh to Isle of Skye Road Trip
- Calton Hill.
- Buachaille Etive Mor.
- Etive Beag, Scotland.
- Loch Atriochtan.
- Glen Shiel.
- Eilean Donan Castle.
- Old Man of Storr.
What is the scenic route to Skye?
There are two routes to the Isle of Skye. You can either drive through Invergarry or drive through Inverness. Driving through Inverness is only worth it if you also plan to visit Loch Ness, and you should know that this will be a very big day.
How long does it take to drive the length of Skye?
You can drive around the Isle of Skye in half a day without stopping. But because there’s so much to see, I recommend spending at least 2 full days. Plus you should schedule an additional half day to drive up from Fort William, and another half day to get back.
Do you need to get a ferry to the Isle of Skye?
Getting to Skye The Isle of Skye can be reached by car or public transport. You access the island via a road bridge (toll free) or ferry. Public transport is frequent, not that expensive and the recommended method to get to the island.
What are the roads like on the Isle of Skye?
Many of the roads on Skye are single track. These roads are only wide enough for one vehicle. They have special passing places. If you see a vehicle coming towards you, or the driver behind wants to overtake, pull into a passing place on your left, or wait opposite a passing place on your right.
How many days should I spend in Skye?
A minimum of two days is ideal. On a map, the Isle of Skye may look small, but there is a lot to do here. Even if you only have a day to spare, you still have enough time to see the best of the island. Those with three days or more have enough time to cover the majority of the Isle of Skye.
What is the best time to visit the Isle of Skye?
June is a good month to go because the Isle of Skye is usually not packed with visitors yet. April and May are the driest months. If you don’t mind it being chilly, these are great months to go to the Isle of Skye as well. You can visit the Isle of Skye during the winter.