The volcanic geography of the Isle of Skye created the UK’s highest mountain peaks, over 400 miles of unspoilt coastline and some of the best views in the world. This striking part of the Highlands is unlike anywhere else in the British Isles.
Base yourself at The Eyrie for the perfect Rural Escape – away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Located a short drive north of the island’s capital of Portree, The Eyrie has some of the island’s most famous landmarks and beauty spots on its doorstep, many of which have been made famous in some recent blockbusters. It’s just north of the iconic Old Man of Storr and powerful Lealt waterfalls and just south of the colourful rock formation know as Kilt Rock, Staffin beach – famous for it’s Jurassic footprints – and The Quiraing, made famous in the recent adaptation of Macbeth.
Other beauty spots, like the west’s Coral Beach, the enchanting Fairy Pools and the Cuillin Mountains are all within an easy drive. Similarly the island’s manmade attractions like Dunvegan Castle, The Museum of Highland Life, Talisker Distillery and Clan Donald are all under an hour away.
The Eyrie itself is nestled high on a hill just below the Trotternish ridge in the small hamlet of Culnacnoc. It’s a short walk to the rugged beaches and huge rock pools at Brother’s Point, the perfect place to spot an eagle or otter. The Skye Pie Café is a short stroll down the hill and the ideal place for a tasty lunch, or you can grab take-away pies for your supper.
How to find us
The Eyrie is in the small Hamlet of Culnacnoc, 13 miles North of Skye’s capital, Portree.
The Isle of Skye is connected to the mainland via a road bridge and the scenic drive from Inverness takes around 3 hours, it’s around 5 hours from Glasgow or Edinburgh. Direct flights to these cities are available from most UK, and many international airports.
In summer you may prefer to take the scenic ferry crossing from Glenelg on the mainland to Kylerhea on Skye. For those touring the Highlands Calmac also operates ferries from Mallaig to Armadale and Uig to the Outer Isles.