Things to do

Food and Drink

Stein Inn
The oldest inn on Skye serving excellent local beers and great bar meals

Loch Bay Restaurant
Contemporary Scottish restaurant with classic French influences. By Chef Michael Smith.  Awarded a Michelin Star for 2018/19

The Old School Restaurant – Dunvegan
Lovely restaurant in the old school in Dunvegan

Dunvegan Bakery 
Skye’s oldest bakery selling bread, cakes and pies – sit in cafe too

Fasgadh Stores in Dunvegan
Well stocked and a good selection of groceries, alcohol and wines. The Fruit and Nut shop across the road is also good for vegetables and fruit.

Lochside Crafts and Tearoom – Dunvegan
Nice selection of crafts, cakes and sharing platters with loch views

The Three Chimneys – Colbost
World-renowned restaurant booking well in advance recommended.

Cafe Lephin – Glendale
The perfect stop off on the way to Neist Point – teas, coffees, cakes, free wifi and local beers

Oystershed – Carbost
Visit the Oysterman for fresh seafood, game to take away or eat in – just up the hill from Talisker Distillery

Orbost Farm
Orbost Farm usually has a selection of local game, meats, sausages, burgers available. They don’t have a shop but give them a call or message and see what’s available

The Old Inn – Carbost (near Talisker Distillery)
Good bar meals. live music and CAMRA real ales

Edinbane Inn
Good Bar Meals and regular live music

Sligachan Hotel
Right at the crossroads of Skye – perfect for a dram in Seamus’s Bar, a bar meal or a coffee and cake when out exploring

Isle of Skye Baking Co – Portree
The Isle of Skye Baking Company bakes 12 flavours of shortbread and 8 of oatcakes, as well as gingerbread, biscotti, fruitcake, tablet, artisan breads and a range of jams and chutneys. They also do lunch beside their wood burner and have a beautiful gallery shop upstairs

Scorrybreac restaurant is set in a beautiful location, above the harbour in Portree, Isle of Skye. Chef Calum Munro aims to seek the finest local, seasonal produce, delivering modern Scottish cuisine, with French influences. Highly Recommended

Just Hooked
Freshly hooked fish and seafood from the pier shop.  You won’t get fresher fish!

Ellishadder Art Cafe
Fabulous cakes, loose leaf teas and shopping opportunities too!

Single Track Art Gallery and Espresso Bar
Excellent Coffee and delicious cakes

Skye Pie Cafe
Amazing homemade pies – visit after a visit to Kilt Rock (watch opening times!)

Kinloch Lodge
Kinloch Lodge is a wee bit of a drive to the South of the island but why not explore the area and book afternoon tea at Kinloch Lodge 

Cafe Sia – Broadford
Café Sia is situated near the foot of the Red Cuillin Hills in Broadford offering local meat and seafood and delicious wood-fired dishes including pizzas. The also serve first class coffee, roasted on the premises.

Honesty boxes along the roadside
Lots of crofts in Skye sell their fresh eggs, preserves and home baking in little boxes by the roadside.  Keep an eye out for them as you drive around the island.  Just pop the money into the honesty box and enjoy.

You can read about many of the places above in Boys Eat Scotland’s favourite places to eat in Skye here.

Shopping and Arts and Crafts

Just along the road and a 5 Star attraction – take your credit card as very few folks leave without making a purchase.  They also have a Yurt Tearoom to enjoy during the summer

Lynne’s Art Shed
Just along the road, you can visit Lynne’s Art Shed where she displays and sells her paintings and cards of the stunning sea views from Waternish to the Hebrides.

Dandelion Designs and Gallery
Situated in Stein with a collection of unique handmade arts and crafts from Skye

Cuckoo Tree Studio
Artist and designer Denise Huddleston creates stunning art, textiles, and jewellery at cuckoo tree studio 

The Skye Shilasdair Shop
The shop specialise in yarns which, having been naturally dyed by Shilasdair, the Skye Yarn Company, reflect the colours of Skye. Garments and accessories for sale.

Skye Weavers – Glendale
A small weaving and sewing business in Glendale. On their bicycle pedal-powered loom they weave a variety of woollen products including scarves, blankets, throws and wraps. They also make tweed, which they sell as lengths an make into garments, cushion covers, bags and accessories

Skye Silver
Located near to Neist Point Skye Silver have been designing and making jewellery for over 40 years.  

Isle of Skye Soap Company
Great smelling handmade soaps from their shop in Portree

Isle of Skye Candle Company
Be sure to pop into their shop in Broadford on your way home and pick up a Skye Candle to remind you of your visit,

Uig Pottery
Not surprisingly Uig Pottery is in Uig and they specialise in functional and unique pottery using their own clay recipe, with decorations inspired by the surrounding sea and landscape.

Love from Skye
Traditional and contemporary jewellery and gifts from Skye

Edinbane Pottery
Specialists in salt glazed and woodfired pottery. They draw heavily on the influences of living and working in such a stunningly beautiful environment.


Outdoor Activities

Diver’s Eye Boat Trips from Stein
A great selection of tours with Diver’s Eye from Stein.  Check out their menu of available trips. – Really handy for Creagach Cottage

Dunvegan Castle Seal Trips
Get up close to the seal with Dunvegan Castle’s Boatmen

Bella Jane Boat Trips
Sail from Elgol into Loch Coruisk and see the Cuillins and Seals close up

Exhilarating wildlife and whale watching tours on their offshore RIBS (Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats). Experience the remote and beautiful isles of Canna, Rum, Soay, Eigg and the Cuillin and Loch Coruisk. Breathtaking scenery, unique history and abundant wildlife – regular sightings of Minke whales, Basking Sharks, Seals, Dolphins, Porpoises, Otters, Sea-Eagles, Puffins and majestic seabirds in this rich marine environment.

Go To St Kilda
Visit St Kilda leaving from Stein, close to Creagach Cottage.  This is an unforgettable trip.

Skye High Wildlife
Book a tour with Stewart Dawber (max 6 folks) and get closer to eagles, otters and more.  Stewart offers wildlife watching and photography tours on Skye.

Skyak Adventures
Unique sea kayaking experiences for everyone in a world-class location.

Skye Bike Shack
Bike hire on Skye with Coffee and Cake available too!

Portree Riding Stables
Their friendly staff will take you out on their lovely horses and ponies; no matter your level of experience they will ensure that you have a great time!

Skye Ghillie
Fly fishing and wilderness adventures with The Skye Ghillie – book well in advance

Stardust – Portree Boat Trips
Stardust Boat Trips head out around Portree Bay and the Raasay Sound, perfect for wildlife watching or just to enjoy the views of Portree Harbour – No 1 choice to see white tailed eagles.

Isle of Skye Golf Club
A beautiful seaside course that looks out seawards towards the Isle of Raasay and inland towards the Red Cuillin mountains. Visitors very welcome.

Boat Fishing
Contact Diver’s Eye at Stein or check with Dunvegan Castle

Walk Highlands
Great Scottish website with lots of ideas for walks in the area

Indoor Activities

Giant MacAskill Museum in Dunvegan

Colbost Croft Museum

Dunvegan Castle and Garden
The oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland and well worth a visit


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