Isle of Skye
Skye’s sharp hillsides and cragged outcrops rise imposingly above its mirror-like lochs and velvety green moors, their mist-shrouded peaks inspiring the Norse title ‘sky-a’, or ‘Cloud Island’ and adding a certain drama to its already atmospheric landscape. Home to playful otters, sea eagles, seals and porpoises, its wild, empty topography is a rich habitat for a wealth of wildlife.
While Skye is now the very epitome of peace, a tour of its castles and the Museum of the Isles takes you back to a more fraught time of clan warfare between the two rival families. After exploring its troubled past, experience the peaceful present as you hike across windswept moors and past soaring rock faces, kayak on tranquil lochs or simply hibernate in the corner of a cosy pub.
Isle of Skye, Scotland, United Kingdom
Kinloch Lodge is a warm and welcoming spot on the water's edge on the Isle of Skye. Completely off-the-beaten-track, in this cosy retreat you'll find comfortable guest rooms and roaring fires, as well as delicious meals in the Michelin-starred restaurant.