Things to do, places to see in Skye and Wester Ross

 The Bijou Hideaway is ideally situated to explore Skye and Wester Ross where you will be spoilt for choice with all the activities on offer.  From the apartment you can watch the wild rabbits sunning themselves next door and an abundance of marine life just a stone's throw away.  Whales, porpoises, seals, otters and many more are spotted around local waters every year. Situated amongst common grazing we often have visits in the garden from lambs in the Spring.  Ashaig beach is 10 mins walk. When the tide is out there is an expanse of golden sand, or walk into Broadford along the coastal walk wildlife spotting  on your way.


Red Skye restaurant is a 10 min walk from the apartment, serving local seafood and locally produced beers, you have to book in high season.

The Hebridean Hotel, on the outskirts of Broadford is also a excellent place to eat, their home smoked fresh locally caught fish is part of an extensive menu and they also serve locally produced beers.

Broadford, Skye's second largest town, is only 3 miles away,  it has pubs, hotels, restaurants, chemist, tourist information, 24hr petrol, bank, 2 atm machines, supermarket, off-licence as well as some Art and Craft shops/galleries.

Portree, Skye's capital has the Aros complex which includes a cinema/theatre, cafe, sea eagle exhibition and often has performances from local musicians as well as many hotels, bars, restaurants, banks, shops, petrol stations, arts/crafts, galleries and 2 supermarkets. Tippecanoe, Skye Batiks and the whisky emporiam are well worth a visit.

Skye is famous for it's hill walking and climbing with around 60 Munros in the Skye and Wester Ross areas.  There are local guides if you need them.  There are many museums and galleries around the area which are open throughout the season.

Kyle of Lochalsh is 10 minutes drive, over the bridge to the mainland, there you will find a well stocked Chemist, an Edinburgh woolen mill shop, for all things Scottish. Favourite things, a fabulous wee shop full of goodies and gifts. Merkai, tucked slightly behind the Main Street is a treasure trove of locally handcrafted items and gifts. As well as a supermarket, banks and petrol station.

For more local information see links below or the information pack provided in the apartment.

New in 2015 and right on your doorstep is The Kraft Kabin, this is where Angela makes and sells her jewellery, knits and crafts please ask Angela if you would like a look. 

https://www.facebook.com/kraftkabinskye/

The Kraft Kabin
Bluebells in the spring at Armadale Castle Gardens
Eilean Donan Castle
 
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