Tested Travel spent three magical days on the Isle of Skye. We wished it had been more!
Places to Stay: The Isle of Sky has many lodging options -- modest size hotels, B&Bs, out of the way lodges, crofts, huts camping and more! We had the great fortune of staying at Sconcer Lodge.
Top Sites: Some of our favorite places are both on the beaten and off the beaten path!
Eats: While some don't think of Scottish food as high cuisine, we had some fabulous meals on the Isle of Skye.
Of special note is the restaurant at Sconcer Lodge. Fantastic! See our review under "places to stay."
Tested Travel also ate sandwiches at the Highland Games fair. Delicious!
Shopping: Isle of Skye has a great shopping district! Centrally located in Portree you can wander through souvenir, wool sweater, tweed, pottery and other fun shops!
Tested Travel wandered into Ten 10 Creations and fell in love!
Good to Knows: These are a few tidbits that are just helpful (or fun) to know!
Good to Knows
Like a lot of travelers, Tested Travel did laundry on the fly while visiting the Isle of Skye (excellent rhyme!). Next door to the Portree Independent Youth Hostel is a small, but fully operational laundry. It is operated by tokens which can be secured from the front desk of the hostel. Tested Travel spent several hours doing laundry, catching up on reading, and chatting with the other travelers eager to be wearing clean gear!
Like most Scottish towns, Portree has a wonderful community center -- the Fingal Center. Located walking distance from downtown Portree on Viewfield Road, the Fingal Center has a gym, pool and fitness classes. These are open to the public (for a fee). Tested Travel rented some gym time for pick-up basketball on a rainy afternoon. Perfect!
Visit them on Facebook to see what is going on: https://www.facebook.com/fingalcentre/
Driving on the Isle of Skye is an exhilarating experience. Very narrow lanes, sweeping vistas, rain and the tricks of light are just a start. The real thing to look our for....... sheep. They roam carefree across many rural roads. Keep your eyes peeled!