Things to do on Skye

OK, you are interested in coming to Skye but, you or your family might be wondering what’s on offer so here’s some ideas of things to do.  There’s links to more detailed guides with details of providers of specialist services and experiences.  We hope there’s something for everyone here.

Take a boat trip

Elgol is one of Skye’s premier embarkation points for boat trips and this is going to be at the top of most people’s list of things to do on Skye.  Go to the truly stunning Loch Coruisk, set in the heart of the Cuillin Hills, or visit the nearby Small Isles, including Rum and Canna. Boats operate from Portree to see sea eagles and you can cruise round the Small Isles from Armadale. There’s more in our guide to Skye boat trips.

Get married on Skye!

Skye has a reputation for being a romantic place and getting married has become a popular thing to do on Skye.  There are people providing services and facilities for all types of weddings  so, if you are thinking about a wonderful setting for your marriage, take a look at our guide to getting married on Skye.

Eat and drink

Great meals, fabulous fresh local seafood and locally produced drinks can all be enjoyed on Skye. From high quality restaurants to seafood shacks, Skye has a wide choice of places to eat.  There’s a brewery and several distilleries to visit.  Our guide to eating and drinking on Skye has the details.

Enjoy the craic

Gaelic culture is very much alive in Skye and there are several venues where events and activities are staged to promote it.  Music events take place regularly throughout the season. Our guide to Gaelic and entertainment has the details.

Bag a Munro

Mountains higher than 3,000feet are known as Munros and are popular walking and climbing objectives for visitors to Skye.  Some are a lot harder than others Our Skye walking and climbing guide has details of mountain guides who can advise you. For those without a head for heights there are plenty of coastal and lower level hill walking opportunities on offer. There’s details of low level routes in the vicinity of Springbank Cottage in the guide.

Go wild swimming

Fancy a very refreshing dip? The mountain burns of Skye offer considerable potential for a plunge pool in a stunning landscape. The Fairy Pools have won considerable interest in recent years but if you want to avoid the crowds and find a bit of privacy in less well known mountain pools, our guide to wild swimming on Skye has a few suggestions.

Paddle a kayak

Kayaking on the open sea is a great way to experience many of the nooks and crannies of Skye.  Take a course with a training centre or bring your own kayak and use Springbank Cottage as a base for exploration. Our guide to sea kayaking on Skye has the details.

Pedal a bike

Mountain biking is also becoming popular as a thing to do on Skye with some tough routes.  You can hire a bike locally or bring your own and use Springbank Cottage as a base to explore. Our guide to mountain biking on Skye has all the details.

Go fishing

With all that water round Skye there’s plenty of opportunities to fish.  Sea fishing from the shore is a great way to spend a day and we provide sea fishing tackle at Springbank Cottage.  It’s all in our guide to fishing on Skye.

So, if you are thinking about a trip to Skye there’s plenty to do near where Springbank Cottage is located.  And, if you want more than just a “standard” holiday cottage, take a closer look.  We hope you will be surprised by how much is on offer during a stay at Springbank Cottage.

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