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Experience

The Eyrie is the perfect base from which to explore all that the Isle of Skye has to offer.

Walkers

There’s a lifetime’s worth of exploring on Skye and staying at The Eyrie is the perfect base to start your adventure with many incredible walks right on your doorstep.

You can leave from The Eyrie on a coastal walk down to Rubha Nam Brathairean (Brother’s Point) and enjoy the epic rock pools and shore views of Skye’s east coast. Takes around 1-2 hrs: https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/skye/brotherspoint.shtml

Staffin beach is only a 15 minute drive from The Eyrie and boasts some of Skye’s greatest waves. You can take a walk along well defined paths to explore the village of Staffin and maybe even find some dinosaur footprints: https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/skye/staffin.shtml

Seek out more exceptional views with fairly gentle walking along the Quiraing, Trotternish Ridge and the glens of the Cuillin mountains, go it alone at low level or hire one of the island’s many guides to get up high in the hills.

For more experienced walkers, the Skye Trail starts only a half an hour’s drive north at Duntulm. Bask in some luxury at The Eyrie before taking off on the Skye Trail adventure, for more details check out the Walk Highlands website: https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/skye/skye-trail.shtml

Romantic Breaks

Stunning views, cosy nights in by a crackling wood burning stove, watching the sunrise through panoramic glass windows, gazing out to sea from your luxurious king sized bed and late night star gazing… what could be more romantic? The Eyrie is perfect for honeymoon retreats and romantic getaways.

Enjoy a superb meal in an intimate setting at Scorrie Breac restaurant in Portree, this local favourite serves lots of Skye and Scottish produce cooked in a modern European style by talented Chef Calum Munro.

Experience the iconic Skeabost Hotel with a couple’s game of golf or afternoon tea, only a 30 minute drive from The Eyrie.

Pick up a special gift for your other half at ÒR, located in Portree. Showcasing a variety of Scottish designers, craft makers and jewellery made by talented local jeweller Jen Pearson.

Adventure Breaks

Skye is every adventurer’s playground but you don’t have to go it alone, some of our good friends are adventure guides and activity providers;

Skye Adventure are a group of local friendly guides offering climbing, walking, gorge walking and coasteering trips. Unforgettable experiences with a bit of craic.

Skye Ghillie offers Wilderness Adventures, fly fishing and wild walks – which include history, wildlife and foraging.

For cyclists; Island cycles is a premier bike shop located in the island’s capital of Portree and hires out road and mountain bikes or Skye Bike Shack who supply coffee and cake with your bike hire – so you can peddle your way around the hilly landscapes of Skye.

See the island from the air on Skye Scenic Flights – a once in a lifetime experience.

Star Gazing

Skye enjoys some of the darkest skies in Europe. Free from light pollution, there are many spectacular things to discover in an evening. For more information on the best places to explore, have a look at the dark skies website or Glendale Skye Auroras.

Foodies

Often referred to as a ‘chef’s paradise’ Skye’s natural larder has allowed for an array of Michelin Starred restaurants, small locally run cafes, food vans and unbeatable pub dining: here are some of our top picks that we think you might enjoy whilst exploring Skye;

Only five minutes’ walk away, the quirky café and art gallery Skye Pie Café offers scrumptious meat, vegetarian, seafood and sweet pies for sitting in guests or takeaway.

Single Track Art Gallery and Espresso Bar boasts the ‘best coffee on Skye’ and serves hard to beat homemade cakes and soup of the day, only a 20 minute drive away from The Eyrie, via Staffin.

If you have Talisker Distillery on your list of things to do, why not tie it in with a visit to the popular Oyster Shed? Serving fresh, local seafood all day and roughly a 50 minute drive from your base at The Eyrie.

Heading over to Neist Point? Stop in a Café Lephin for some delicious home baking and coffee and enjoy a cosy seat by their wood burning stove.

On the same road to Glendale sits the world renowned Three Chimneys restaurant, serving the very best of Scottish produce in a warm and friendly setting.

Enjoy Skye’s enchanting sunset on the west coast with an evening trip to Stein, Waternish (an hour’s drive from the Eyrie) and seafood restaurant Loch Bay, where star Chef Michael Smith delivers contemporary Scottish dining with a classic French twist.

In Portree, the newly renovated Marmalade Hotel with Steak and Oyster Restaurant uses only the finest local ingredients.

Finally if you’re looking for some relaxed pub dining, the bustling Antlers Bar and Grill in Portree is the perfect place to go for some tasty pub grub, local ale and live music at the weekends.

Local facilities

There are two supermarket’s on Skye, the nearest to The Eyrie is the Co-op in Portree, where you can get most essentials.

There’s also a handy local shop, Staffin Bay Stores, where you can pick up all your basic groceries and other essentials, only a five minute drive away, open every day except Sundays.

For information on how to make the most of your trip to Skye, the Visit Scotland information centre in Portree is open all year round and offers friendly advice on walks, tours and local attractions. Located in Bayfield House, Portree.