Beautiful Isle of Skye Scotland, named ‘cloud island’ in Old Norse, is the second-largest of Scotland’s islands but undoubtedly the most beautiful. A jumbled mess of mysterious moors, jagged mountain peaks, deep lochs, and towering sea cliffs that has drawn tourists in for centuries — and today makes it Scotland’s most prominent tourist destination after Edinburgh!
There is a monument to Flora MacDonald, who helped Bonnie Prince Charlie escape “Over the sea to Skye”, in the cemetery at Kilmuir. It is inscribed with Dr Johnson’s epitaph for her: ‘A name that will be mentioned in history, and if courage and fidelity b
Sgurr Alistair in the Cuillin Hills is the highest point on Skye at 992m (3255 feet).
From Mallaig you can sail “over the sea to Skye” by modern ferry.
The Skye Boat Song recounts the tale of Prince Charles Edward Stuart’s flight from the government after his rebellion was crushed in 1746 at Culloden. He was helped to escape by Flora MacDonald who disguised him as her maidservant Betty Burke.
Skye’s distinctive skyline is the mountain range the Cuillins (or Cuillin Hills) which provide challenging walking and rock climbing. The main body of the Cuillins is known as the ‘Black Cuillins’, consisting of Gabbro with the lower ‘Red Cuillins’ of pin
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Neist Point is the most westerly part of Skye. The sound is that of the sea, the wind and the birds on the cliffs. In the distance the famous lighthouse. • • • #lighthouse #scotland #drone #sea #sunset #sunsetpoint #neistpoint #faro #travelgram #travelblogger #blogger #dji #positivevibes #travelling #scozia #skyeisland #skye