Recently, travel bloggers Claire & Laura a.k.a Twins That Travel spent a week on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Here’s their guest post all about their trip.
The Isle of Skye is Scotland’s largest island, roughly 50 miles long. Part of Scotland’s ‘Inner Hebrides’, Skye’s name comes from the old Norse word ‘sky-a’: meaning ‘cloud island’. We think this summarises the island perfectly. Cloud and fog seem to permanently hang over this dramatic island, covering its most famous mountain range, the Cuillens, in a magical mist. It has a dreamy, enchanting feel that leaves you wishing you still believed in magic!
Skye’s landscape is spectacular, diverse and breathtaking and we would advise anyone visiting to take at least five days to explore all that this island has to offer. To help any explorers with their trip, we’ve listed our five top ‘must-sees’ below; each of which embodies an aspect of Skye’s many characters.
1) Fairy Glens
South of Uig, in Skye’s Northeast corner, sits a magical stretch of landscape known as the ‘Fairy Glens’. This is a surreal and intriguing place – almost like a miniature Machu Picchu. Full of tiny hills; pinnacles; tumbled down cottages; a waterfall; babbling brooks and its very own little Loch, it’s like someone took Skye’s landscape and shrunk it. It is a truly wonderful place to visit for an adventure. Re-connect with your inner child and let the magical quality of this place charm you (remember to make a wish!)