Things to do on the Isle of Skye

Cuillrigh is ideally located for visiting the Isle of Skye 


Portree sits on the East of the island and just 4 miles from Cuillrigh. The colourful harbour is a great place to start your day in Skye's largest town. From there you will find everything you need with shops, a supermarket, 24hr petrol station, tourist information centre, swimming pool, bakeries, food, drinks and two fish and chip shops. 

A walk around the cliff hugging Scorrybreac Trail is a must along with exploring the views from the path up to The Lump which is a walking trail with gorgeous panoramic views and tall Scot's pine trees.  



Top Attractions

There is so much to see and do on the Isle of Skye. The Old Man of Storr, Sligachan, Braes Beach, Trotternish Peninsula, The Quiraing, Neist Point, Talisker, Uig, Broadford, Dunvegan Castle, The Fairy Glen and the Isle of Raasay are all within easy reach.  

From the house itself a short 5 minute walk will take you to the peaceful shores of Loch Portree, hike across the heather to the black sands of Camas Ban beach or climb up the 413m high Ben Tianavaig which sits directly behind the property. 


The Isle of Skye is a great place to spot some wildlife. Sea eagles and golden eagles are often soaring above Cuillrigh. A 5 minute walk to the shores of Loch Portree and you can find grey seals, herons, oyster catchers and many other birds. 

Right behind the house is Ben Tianavaig where red deer roam the heather. Further afield at Ullinish look out for the Highland cows that wander the beach.  

The many woodland areas are home to red squirrels and the elusive pine marten.

The entire coast of the island is perfect for spotting dolphins, otters, basking sharks and minke whales. If you are lucky you might see a puffin nestled into a cliff face. Plus there are plenty of boat tours that leave from Portree harbour.  

Food and Drink

With a wide range of restaurants and cafes to suit all budgets and tastes, to some of the best seafood in the world, the Isle of Skye has it all!

Tuck into fresh oysters, langoustine, crab and lobster from The Oyster Shed at Carbost or indulge in fine dining at the iconic Three Chimneys on the shores of Loch Dunvegan 

Pick up your morning pastries and oatcakes from The Skye Baking Company in Portree or sip on a flat white made with locally roasted beans from The Skye Coffee Roasters. 

Enjoy the fresh locally produced food served up at Deli Gasta in either Broadford or Portree. Or Sample Talisker whisky in the oldest working  distillery on the island.  


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