There are many places to eat on Skye from michelin-starred restaurants with celebrity chefs to informal inns and cafes. Here are some links to our favourite eating sites:
Robert Macaskill and his small team welcome you to the Restaurant @ The Rosedale, where a superb dining experience awaits. The restaurant, located within the Rosedale Hotel, offers a varied lunch and dinner menu to suit all tastes. Where possible, all produce is sourced locally using the finest selection of fresh ingredients available during each season. Go to website
At Glenview they take great pride in their food and strive to create honest, natural and tasty dishes whilst making everything on the premises with care, simplicity and attention to detail. The Head Chef, Simon Wallwork, was trained in Australia but has been settled in Scotland for over eight years, gaining experience in several rosetted restaurants before embarking on his own venture at Glenview. Go to website
We’d live on pies if we could! specifically Simon and Kirsty’s. They use local, organic and seasonal produce to create mouthwatering gourmet pies. Savoury and sweet, crunchy and flaky. The best in the business! Crush rock, catch waves then eat pies. Go to website
Singletrack Coffee Bar
We try to visit Indi and Lorrainne at Singletrack whenever possible. Without question, the best coffee on Skye , outstanding hot chocolate and homemade cakes, a great place to be after a refreshing dook in the sea! Go to website
SHOPS AND LOCAL BUSINESSES
Neil and Helen Urquhart have been designing and manufacturing outdoor clothing for individual customers since 1988. They have used their personal experience and feedback from customers, professional mountaineers, rescue teams and other organisations to develop a range of clothing which excels in all weather conditions.
Inside Out is an independent outdoor clothing and equipment retailer located in Portree. We stock a large collection of carefully selected outdoor clothing and equipment from the industry's top manufacturers, including Montane, Haglofs, Mountain Equipment and many more. We have done our best to ensure that anything you buy from us will provide you with performance and enjoyment, time and time again.
Ben Tianavaig is a distinctive terracotta-coloured house within the Portree conservation area. It looks out over Portree Harbour with panoramic views of the Cuillin, the Braes’, Ben Tianavaig hill, and beyond Loch Portree, to the Isle of Raasay.
Only a minute's walk from the centre of Portree, the town's shops, restaurants, bars, pubs, banks and harbour are all easily accessible from the B&B. Go to website
If you are looking for friendly Isle of Skye accommodation in a rural retreat that is just a little bit different, then Allt a Choire is the Skye B&B for you. Offering a touch of luxury, Allt a Choire is somewhere for you to relax and unwind following a day out exploring Skye.
Andrea & Ian have been welcoming guests to their comfortable, traditional family home on the beautiful Isle of Skye for several years now and it is their aim to provide you with a happy, memorable stay. Crossal House is centrally located on the Isle of Skye and has extensive views of the Cuillin Mountains. It's just 2 miles from Sligachan, Skye's premier walking and climbing centre and home to the Sligachan Hotel with its fascinating climbing museum. Go to website
Blà Bheinn (pronounced blah vane) B&B is located in the heart of The Isle of Skye and has lovely views of the Red Cuillins and the northern end of the Black Cuillin ridge. With large en-suite rooms, super-king or king sized bed and a double sofa in each room, plus use of an infrared sauna, you are assured of a relaxing and comfortable stay whilst visiting the island. Go to website
Trotternish Ridge is located at the north east end of the island which boasts splendid rock formations such as the `Old Man of Storr', the beautiful Quiraing and the impressive Kilt Rock. Museums, castles and sites of historical interest, as well as nature trails and gardens, are some of the many attractions of the Island. The area is also popular with walkers and climbers. Go to website
The Old Inn is a free house pub set on the shores of Loch Harport. Popular with locals as well as tourists and hill walkers, The Old Inn offers a warm highland welcome to all, including dogs. CAMRA recommended, the real ales flow and award-winning food is freshly prepared and served. Go to website
Portnalong offers a variety of accommodation, including a fully equiped bunkhouse, self-contained family units, twin rooms and heated wooden wigwams.
Located on a 12-acre croft in Portnalong, beside Loch Harport, the accommodation is ideally situated for all outdoor activities. The Cuillin mountains are easily accessible via nearby Sligachan and Glenbrittle, and there is a pier and slipway for launching boats 500m down the road. The pub is 500m up the road. Go to website
Torvaig has 90 pitches, spread over 3 acres of land. 25 pitches (hard stand and grass) have 230 volt, 16 amp electric hook-up points. The site has two toilet blocks, both with toilets, free showers, shaver points and hair driers. A chemical disposal point is also available. The laundry area is well equipped with sinks, washing machine and tumble drier. Go to website
Ashaig campsite is conveniently placed between Kyle of Lochalsh and Broadford, about 4 miles from the Skye bridge. There are also many exceptional places to visit from here, so it can be a perfect base for a longer stay. Apart from a lovely, safe, sandy beach five minutes walk away, there are beautiful views of the Cuillin, the mainland and various islands to the North. Applecross can be seen directly across the water. The site is on a working croft, although stock are not present on the croft during the summer season. Go to website
Mary and Neil welcome you to their new home 'Culnacreag' (Gaelic for behind the rock), which is built on the family croft about 200 yards from Loch Snizort shore. To take advantage of the elevated position of Culnacreag and the wonderful sea and mountain views, the house is of an ‘upside-down’ design - with the living space on the upper floor. As the house is set back slightly into the slope, the bedrooms also enjoy these uninterrupted, stunning sea and mountain views through their picture windows to floor level. Go to website
Number 12 is a 4 bedroom and 4 bathroom (sleeps 9) self catering 'holiday let' cottage centrally located in the Island's capital, Portree. The house is situated in a small crescent of similar houses off the main road and is a short walk to the village centre (5 minutes); the perfect base from which to explore the Island. Off-street parking for up to 4 cars is available on the large block-paved driveway. Go to website
Our lovely self-catering cottage in Sconser is the ideal base from which to explore Skye and all it has to offer. The cottage, with a stunning loch-side location, is centrally situated on Skye, but far enough away from the hustle and bustle for you to experience the peaceful island lifestyle. Ideally placed for exploring Skye by foot, or by car – with the famous Talisker Distillery and breathtaking Cuillin mountains all on your doorstep. Go to website
The Pink Guest House offers bed and breakfast accommodation in the centre of Portree, the "capital of Skye". Close to all the local amenities and attractions, The Pink Guest House provides an excellent Bed and Breakfast base for a fantastic holiday on the Isle of Skye. We are situated on the Portree Harbour with spectacular views across the sea to the Isle of Rasaay and Ben Tianavaig. Most of our 11 rooms enjoy superb sea views. Go to website
Perfectly situated for climbers, wildlife lovers, photographers others and people who just want to explore the beautiful Isle of Skye. We are dog and family friendly and our hotel bar serves great food made as much as possible with local produce. We specialise in Scottish gins and vodka and offer an excellent selection of single malt whisky as well as locally brewed real ale. Go to website
Bracken Brae is ideally located in the village of Ardvasar, just a couple of minutes drive from the Armadale ferry terminal, or a 30 minute drive from the Skye bridge. We are walking distance from many amenities including a pub, shop, cafe and Clan Donald Visitor Centre and Museum. We also run Armadale Bike Hire and Repair and offer a fantastic 1/3 off to our guests. This gives you the opportunity to explore the area from just £10 a day for an adult! Go to website
Kilmaluag bay is situated on north east Skye and the Trotternish peninsula on a stunning location. The place to be if you are looking for the outdoor life, breathtaking views, tranquillity and a relaxed atmosphere. Go to website
Shulista Croft Wigwams are situated at the very north of the Isle of Skye on the stunning Trotternish Peninsula. Shulista is a small, peaceful township within a traditional crofting community. After a day of exploring, why not relax outside your Wigwam in the peaceful surroundings of our croft, watching the sunset while listening to the song of our resident Skylarks. Go to website