Listed below are some of the many things to see and do on Skye, as well as information on day to day requirements, from boat trips and bicycle hire to restaurants and post offices.



This is just a short list which we hope will be of use, but it is by no means exhaustive and we have included links to other websites providing more details, if required. We will be adding to it in due course.

Bicycle Hire:
Fairwinds Bicycle Hire: S S Donaldson, Fairwinds, Elgol Road, Broadford, IV49 9AB. Tel: 01471 822270.

Bird watching:
For those with a keen interest in bird watching, the following website provides details on the many different species that can be seen on Skye: www.skye-birds.com

Boat trips:
Several boats operate from Elgol which is a short drive from Drinan Dun.
www.bellajane.co.uk
www.acquaxplore.co.uk
www.mistyisleboattrips.co.uk

Castles:
Dunvegan Castle
Armadale Castle and Gardens (incorporating the Clan Donald Centre)

Museums:
The Skye Museum of Island Life is open from Easter to October and provides an inetersting insight into the island's cultural history: www.skyemuseum.

Other attractions:
Talisker Distillery
Skye Brewery

Restaurants:
Coruisk House, Elgol, IV49 9BL. Tel: 01471 866330 www.seafood-skye.co.uk
The Three Chimneys, Colbost, Dunvegan, IV55 8ZT. Tel: 01470 511258 www.threechimneys.co.uk

Shops and Post Offices:
The Elgol shop is the closest shop to Drinan Dun and provides a good selection of everyday items. It can be found on the left hand side as you descend the hill into Elgol. Opening Hours: Summer (April-September) weekdays 10am-5pm, Saturday 10am-1.30pm, Sunday closed. Winter (October-March) Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 10am-1.30pm, Sunday closed. It offers various postal and other services, including internet access. Tel: 01471 866329.  There is also a post office in Broadford.

The Co-op in Broadford is the closest supermarket. It is connected to the 24-hour petrol station and offers a wide variety of consumables (*the Co-op is not open 24 hours).

Tourist Information:
There is a Scottish Tourist Information Centre in Broadford, just next to the service station.

Walking:
Skye offers some of the most amazing walking in the world. If you are visiting Skye for the first time, or if you are considering a more challenging route, you may wish to hire a guide: www.skyeguides.co.uk