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health1_au :

Three of us are going to the Isle of Skye for three days July 12-15. Do we need to make hotel reservations? We are pretty flexible - and the last few times I've been to the UK it was easy just to show up at a pub and get a room - however I've never went anywhere too touristy during high season. Someone from Skye or VERY familiar with Skye - let me know please - will everything be pre-booked in July on Skye? We will have a car, by the way, and no set schedule. Plus, we not too finicky - a regular BnB will do. Thanks!

Snowbunny :
"I think it could be busy and would take a tent, there are a few great campsites on skye, and that will guarantee you a place...or hire a yacht with a skipper and you won't need accommodation...try and you can go anywhere in the local area..."
health1_au :

Three of us are going to the Isle of Skye for three days July 12-15. Do we need to make hotel reservations? We are pretty flexible - and the last few times I've been to the UK it was easy just to show up at a pub and get a room - however I've never went anywhere too touristy during high season. Someone from Skye or VERY familiar with Skye - let me know please - will everything be pre-booked in July on Skye? We will have a car, by the way, and no set schedule. Plus, we not too finicky - a regular BnB will do. Thanks!

fi ♠ :
"Skye is pretty busy in july, and i would definately book in advance, just in case, accomodation is sporadic as i'm sur you know so you could be travelling about quite a bit to find somewhere, contact tourist information in Portree, they are a wealth of informaton and will happily sort you out with exactly what you are looking for Room for another 1???? i love Skye!! have a great time"
Fraser :] :
"Skye can be VERY busy in the summer so yes, book a room to avoid disapointment! I don't know if you have been before but there is a nearby village called Balmacara which has a nice big hotel there that you could book. It's about 10 - 15 minutes drive away from the bridge over the water to Skye. Enjoy your trip! :)"
Sawbuck :
"Definitely need to reserve. If you go to Scottish Tourist Board website, you can search their directory of approved and inspected accommodations. Their site will even show you which ones have rooms available for the dates you want! You can then contact the place directly yourself, make the reservation, and save the STB 3.00 booking fee. Go to the website, fill in the accommodation search on the left side of the home page (just put "Skye" in as a location), and then have fun searching the listings. Be sure to click open the names of different B&Bs, guest houses, etc. -- many have photos, website links, etc., along with prices and room descriptions in the new window that will open."
raisingirl78 :

I'm planning a trip to Isle of Skye, Scotland. I live in the US. What's the easiest, cheapest way to get there? I'm thinking of taking a flight to London, then perhaps a train from London to Kyle of Lochalsh. I was also considering flying from London to Glasgow and driving from Glasgow to the Island. Anyone ever been there and traveled from either the US or from London? Any suggestions on what route and methods of transportation would be most cost efficient? Thanks!

Sinners :
"I would certainly fly to Scotland directly and avoid going to any of the London airports. (they are all a long way from the city and you will need a couple of days at least to see any of the sights) The quickest train journey I found is nearly 13hours with 2 changes (Not including the transfer from the airport, and that only gets you to Kyle!). By car from Glasgow's two airports would be 4h 15m from Glasgow Airport or, 4h 45m from Glasgow Prestwick International Airport. and that would be the time to Portree, the main town on Skye. You will need a car there anyway as the island is quite large and remote."
darren m :
"cheapest way......Don't go...and i do not mean Scotland...its a very beautiful country and i go there very often with my job...but if can-fly direct to Glasgow airport .. and unless you have just got the latest James Bond car that can go under water for a long time. you will need to hire one. or get boat ,flight ect...don't go via London unless you are loaded with money.as will be £££'s to get to Scotland. all you need to do is visit ,www.goscotland.com or any other site that's there...."

 

Comments on Isle of Skye

andrew01
Date: 2008-02-05 02:10:42

We traveled to Scotland in 1998 with another couple, Jan and Don, and spent a month traveling all around Scotland. Our home base was in Dunbar, and we traveled out from there, spending time in the Orkneys, Isle of Skye, the Highlands, and I especially wanted to spend time on the Isle of Islay


ahuddy
Date: 2008-02-05 02:10:42

An introduction to the romantic Isle of Skye in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. Lovely photographs.


Chalz
Date: 2008-02-05 02:10:42

Special event on the Scottish Isle of Skye


cdpm
Date: 2008-02-05 02:10:42

It appears to be located on the Isle of Skye, on the northwest coast of Great Britain. Perhaps someone from the UK could verify its existence?




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