The Isle of Skye off the west coast of Scotland is a stunning and magical place to visit that often tempts you back for more after you've left.
With it's abundance of history, wildlife and natural beauty Skye has so much to offer that it can be tricky to fit it all in to one trip.
The island at (639 sq miles) is also much larger than you imagine and with its unpredictable weather planning the perfect trip can be tricky.
The thing to bear in mind when visiting anywhere in the scottish highlands is the weather, but for Skye in particular if your planning on taking advantage of the wonderful walks and hikes around the island such as the world renound Cuillin mountain range, or the old man of Storr you should be ready for anything as you can often get very changeable weather unless you hit just the right time of year.
Getting to Skye is relatively easy since with the Skye Bridge (which is toll free) connects Skye to the mainland at Lochalsh.
Thereís no airport on the island but you can fly to Inverness and then take a bus directly to the Portree town Square or train to Lochalsh.
The Island is dotted with hundreds of B&B, guest houses and hotels so itís well worth checking about and planning your trip ahead of time to find the best accommodation for you.
Scotland has always been a very popular holiday destination and the Hebrides are a captivating area with some of the most spectacular landscape and opportunities for walking, hiking, canoeing and camping to be found anywhere in the Highlands.