Whether you are looking for a destination to spend your honeymoon (or a second honeymoon), somewhere that is breathtakingly beautiful or somewhere that is filled with silence, an Isle of Skye & Lochalsh holiday is the perfect choice. Although there are some activities available in the area, the emphasis is on rest and relaxation, which is easily achieved in a fantastic Isle of Skye & Lochalsh holiday rental cottage. This peaceful area will leave you with some wonderful memories of your time away from it all.
The number of activities on an Isle of Skye & Lochalsh holiday is limited as the focus is on resting and relaxing. Should you be feeling energetic there are activities available such as swimming, fishing, sailing, paragliding, diving, cycling and canoeing. Of course, with the rugged terrain it is also possible to go hiking and mountain biking. Nature lovers will also love an Isle of Skye & Lochalsh holiday as there is an abundance of wildlife to be seen. With such beautiful countryside and landscapes, this type of holiday is also perfect for enthusiastic photographers and artists.
If you can tear yourself away from the comforts of your Isle of Skye & Lochalsh holiday rental cottage, then there are plenty of interesting towns and villages to be visited in the area. This includes the town of Dunvegan in the northern part of the Isle of Skye. The town is most famous for its castle, which is home to the chief of the Clan MacLeod and has been the only castle in Scotland to have been continuously lived in since it was built. Visitors can tour the castle and its estate which has had other famous visitors such as Sir Walter Scott and Queen Elizabeth II.
An Isle of Skye & Lochalsh holiday means that you will experience some milder weather than some other parts of the country. The warmest months of the year tend to be July and August where the maximum daily temperature is 15°C. The coldest months of the year tend to be January and February, when the daytime temperature reaches around 3°C. The average annual rainfall for the area is 53 inches, with October generally being the wettest month with 6 inches of rain for the month.
Travellers on an Isle of Skye & Lochalsh holiday can arrive at Inverness Airport (INV) which is approximately 70 miles away from the area. Airlines offering cheap, regular flights to the area include Flybe and easyJet. Passengers can depart from several other UK airports such as Birmingham (BHX), Gatwick (LGW), Southampton(SOU), Bristol (BRS) and London Luton (LTN). If you are continuing on from Lochalsh to the Isle of Skye, you will have to take a short ride on the ferry from the small village of Glenelg, which is 40 minutes away from Lochalsh or drive over the Skye Bridge.