National Geographic named the Isle of Skye the fourth-best island in the world and it’s not hard to see why. Skye’s mix of rugged coastline, cascading cliffs, formidable mountains, and folklore captivates visitors. On an Isle of Skye holiday, you’ll be met not only with the raw natural beauty of a harsh land, but also with the warmth of Highland hospitality and many tales of the fairies who seem so active on this small isle. The largest of the Hebrides, Skye perfectly encapsulates all the Highlands have to offer. Home to 12 Munros–the name given to mountains in Scotland over 914 m (3,000 ft)–and surrounded by Atlantic waters, Isle of Skye gives the feeling of stepping into a storybook.

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