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Isle of Skye
Island and Lochalsh - Eilean a' Cheò. Here the stark rise of the
jagged Cuillin ridge drops to the gentle white of a soft sand
beach. Inlets, bays and islands create a complex lacework pattern
with the sea. Tiny villages and historic keeps are familiar and
fascinating. A place where time means nothing, and beneath every
footstep lies 500 million years of history.
Among the places to visit in the Isle of Skye is Descend Glen
Shiel, one of the most breathtaking experiences in the Highlands,
to beautiful Loch Duich, the gateway to a unique and inspiring
Here are some facts about the Isle of Skye:
Internationally renowned single malt 'Talisker' is a native
of the Isle of Skye. Famous for it's higher than average peat
content, it's also a key component of both Johnnie Walker whiskey
and the liqueur Drambuie.
Built in 1830, the Talisker Distillery on the Isle of Skye
is still operational and open to tourists, despite stopping production
briefly in World War II.
Bonnie Prince Charlie came to Britain in 1745 to launch
his Jacobite rebellion and return his father to the throne, what
he didnt he realise was that a year later he'd resort to being
smuggled onto the Isle of Skye as supporter Flora Macdonald's
maid 'Betty Burke'.
After time in prison for her exploits trying to help Bonnie
Prince Charlie, Flora Macdonald died and was buried on the Isle
Unusual for an island in the Hebrides, there are several
palm trees growing on the Isle of Skye, the town of Plockton is
famous for them. The cause is the warm Gulf Stream air that reaches
English novelist and Bloomsbury Group stalwart Virginia
Woolf set her novel To The Lighthouse on the Isle of Skye. Although
the lighthouse that she describes is actually in Cornwall, the
Ramsay family featured in the novel are holidaying in Skye.
The singer Donovan lived with his family on the Isle of
Skye (his daughter is named Ione Skye) and in 1972 Beatle George
Harrison came to stay with him to escape the pressures of fame.
Also, Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull owned an estate at Strathaird,
while DJ and producer Mylo is a native of the Isle of Skye.
The 2007 movie 'Stardust' used the Isle of Skye as a main
location, the Kingdom of Stormhold. Cast and crew fell in love
with the island and location so shooting was extended.
Here are just
some places to visit in and around The Isle of Skye:
Pride Glassbottom Boat Trips 5 Scullamus Breakish,
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Dunvegan House Dunvegan
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The Old Mill. Broadford.
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Holmisdale House , Glendale
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Isle Boat Trips
Sealladh na Mara Elgol
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