To The Isle of Skye, From The Steading Country Inn Bed and Breakfast

From The steading country Inn, Skye is approximately 3 hours away about 113.2 miles via the A87 making the Bed and Breakfast a good base to stop for the night, have a home cooked evening meal a dram or two before Bed and in the morning a good hearty home cooked Breakfast setting you up for the day before you set off

Skye connects Scotland's Northwest coast by bridge, The bridge enables you to drive over to Kyleakin on the south-east tip of Skye which is 8 miles from Broadford, 24 miles from Armadale and 35 miles from Portree.

The Island is known for its rugged landscapes, picturesque fishing villages and medieval castles.

It is a great destination for watching the White Tailed Sea Eagle at the top of bird watchers lists, Otters, seals, whales, dolphins and red deer are just some of the other impressive creatures that can be seen on and around the Island,

The Island is a world class destination for walkers and climbers,

it is the largest of the Inner Hebrides archipelago, Here the stark rise of the jagged Cuillin ridge drops to the gentle white soft sand beaches,Inlets and bays.

The Cuillin Range offers 12 Munros - peaks above 3000ft, and The Trotternish Ridge offer challenging climbs and interesting scrambles, Ben Tianavaig to the south and Suidh Fhinn or Fingal’s Seat to the west, both about 1000ft (413m and 312m respectively) and Ben Chrachaig, much lower (144m) to the north, for the less experienced,there are many great walks on Skye to be enjoyed as well

The Islands create a complex lace work pattern with the sea. Tiny villages and historic keeps.

The town of Portree, a base for exploring the island, it is situated on the east side of Skye overlooking a sheltered bay, it is the capital of the island, It is surrounded by hills, it was created as a fishing village at the beginning of the 19th century by the then Lord MacDonald.

The name Portree or Port Righ, King’s Port in Gaelic, There is a regular daily bus service from Portree’s Somerled Square to Inverness and Glasgow and a local service round Skye.

There are also sight-seeing trips round the island by bus or car and boat trips from the pier.

The village hosts numerous annual events, such as the Portree Show, the Isle of Skye half marathon and the Islands largest event the Skye Highland Games drawing visitors and locals alike.

From the west coast of Scotland, there are 3 routes onto the island by bridge from Kyle of Lochalsh,the ferry from Glenelg, and Mallaig. The road, Kyle of Lochalsh is 75 miles north of Fort William, 80 miles south-west of Inverness, and 180 miles north of Glasgow

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