Isle of Skye Holiday Parks
Luxury Lodges, Caravans, Camping, Glamping Parks on Skye
The Isle of Skye in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland is a treasure chest of places to explore. Surrounded by pristine natural beauty, the holiday parks and camping sites on Skye are in high demand throughout the year.
Skye has many attractions that should not be missed when visiting the island. You can explore the grounds and gardens of the ancient castles that belonged to the Clan MacLeod and Clan MacDonaldor or even take a tour around the famous Talisker whisky distillery.
Whilst on the Isle of Skye, there are some spectacular villages to visit in addition to the colourful capital of Portree. Some of our favouries are....
Resting in the sea loch between Waternish and Durinish is the large village of Dunvegan towards the north end of the island. This area of Skye is basically 3 distinct peninsulas known as Trotternish, Waternish and Duirinish which boast towering cliffs that drop off into the sea. Dunvegan is another popular place on Skye for holiday parks given the large selection of cafes, bars and restaurants in the town.
The small settlement of Sligachan looks on to the Cuillin mountains on the west side of Skye. Its a place that you'll see on countless postcards - the wild river Sligachan, Sgurr-Nan-Gillean and Glen Sligachan. If you like adventure and mesmorising scenery, Sligachan is a must see village. As far as holiday parks go, there is a good touring site in the village where you can pitch a tent or park your motorhome - its not luxury but the on-site facilities are more than adequate.
Fairy Pools in Glen Brittle
The Fairy Pools in Glen Brittle are very popular for swimming in durinhg the summer months. The deep blue pools in the river were formed by the waterfalls coming off the Black Cuillin Ridge. These mountains were formed 60 million years ago and are the remains of a an eroded magma chamber of a very large volcano.
The closest village to the Fairy Pools is Carbost in Glenbrittle. From the carpark, the 2km hike follows a small river up to the Fairy Pools with plenty of opportunities for photos on the way up.
The Old Man Storr
This is properly the most famous walk on the Island and definitely the busiest. The ‘Old Man’ is a large pinnacle of rock that stands high and can be seen for miles around.
As part of the Trotternish ridge, north of Portree, the Storr was created by a massive ancient landside, leaving one of the most photographed landscapes in the world.
The small scattered hamlet of Elgol lies on the shores of Loch Scavaig towards the end of the Strathaird peninsula in the Isle of Skye, in the Scottish Highland and is very popular for hiking the Red and Black Cuillins. Situated 14 miles south west of Broadford, the village is reached by a dramatic road through the Red Cuillins and Strath Suardal with superb views passing the ruined Cill Chriosd.
Visitors can take a boat from Elgol across Loch Scavaig to the entrance of Loch Coruisk (meaning ‘cauldron of water’) - a glacial loch nearly 2 miles long but only a couple of hundred yards wide, lying in the shadow of the highest peaks of the Black Cuillin.
Portree sits on the east side of the island and is the capital of the Isle of Skye. A colourful town with a natural harbour and surrounded by Ben Tianavaig to the south, Suidh Fhinn or Fingal’s Seat to the west and Ben Chrachaig to the north. When visiting Skye, Portree is usually the first place people visit as there is plenty to see and do locally and there are some good camping opportunities close by.
The harbour is still used by fishing boats plus you can go on a boat cruise that takes you around the rugged coast. by fishing boats as well as pleasure craft. Portree also has a swimming pool, hiking trails and plenty of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants.