Isle of Skye in Scotland

Do you dream of visiting the Highlands of Scotland? If yes, then you are in the right place. The 3-day tours from the city of Edinburgh, Scotland, will take you to some of Scotland’s most sensational and alluring scenery, the most famous landmarks and attractions. Let us see some of the must-visits of the Scottish Highlands.

Glencoe Village

Most 3-day tours from Edinburgh, Scotland, take you to this main settlement in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. The village lies on the southern bank of the River Coe, where it enters Loch Levan. It falls within the Skye, Rss and Lochaber part of the Highlands. The village is on the site of the Massacre of Glencoe in 1692, in which 38 members of the Clan MacDonald of Glencoe were killed by forces acting on behalf of the government of King Willian III. The glen is often referred to as the Weeping Glen.  

Glenfinnan Viaduct

This is a railway viaduct on the West Highland Line in Glenfinnan. The Glenfinnan Viaduct is located at the top of Loch Shiel and overlooks the Glenfinnan Monument and the waters of Loch Shiel. It was built in Fort William. It is a Highland gen surrounded by mountains on the shores of Loch Shiel. It is a tranquil spot from where the 1745 Jacobite Rising, one of the most important events in Scottish history, began. The 18-m high monument was built as a poignant reminder of the clan members who gave their lives to the Jacobite cause. You can explore all of Glenfinnan attractions, like the popular railway viaduct, the beautiful Church of St. Mary and St. Finnan, the train station and museum, the lochside, and the riverside, or you can go for mountain walks.

Silver Sands of Morar

Scotland has a stunning string of white sandy beaches that give spectacular views of the Small Isles of Eigg, Rum, Canna and Muck. The Silver Sands of Morar are a spectacular destination and a popular place for walkers. The beaches are accessible from the road and can be enjoyed as a trail. You can begin the walk from Morar and head to Bourblach, Sgeir Mhor, and Sgeir Dubh.

Portree

This is the largest town on the Isle of Skye. The city has a harbour and a pier designed by Thomas Telford that is fringed by cliffs. Some major attractions of the town include the Aros centre that celebrates the island’s Gaelic heritage, villages like Staffin and Achachork, and a rocky landscape of the Storr that reaches a landslip of the Quiraing. Portree has a natural harbour and is a popular tourist destination.

The harbour boasts of excellent leisure facilities that include poly-trekking, a swimming pool, and boat cruises with plenty of shopping opportunities. The town is also a cultural hub for Skye. The Trotternish Ridge draws many tourists with its spectacular scenery. The town also has some wonderful rock formations like the Kilt Rock, Old Man of Storr, and the pinnacle of the Quiraing.

Final Take

These are some of the must-visit destinations in the Isle of Skye that no visitor should miss out on. The Isle of Skye is a top location for visitors with its mesmerising scenery and landscape and a rich history.

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