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Isle of Skye Question

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Isle of Skye Question

We will be traveling to Scotland in June and will be in arriving at the bridge to Skye about noon on a Thursday. We have two nights scheduled to stay in or around the Isle of Skye before moving to the Glen Coe area on Saturday. Should we base in Skye or Plockton? We will have ½ day on arrival date, a full day, and then ½ day before leaving. Could someone recommend an area to base in and sites we shouldn’t miss while there?

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1. Re: Isle of Skye Question

"noon on a Thursday" sounds very precise. Where are you arriving from, and how are you getting around - car?

I don't think it matters too much where you stay, if you don't have a set place that you want to see in the area.

In every direction the scenery is stunning.

If we knew your route of arrival, we could advise on a different route to Glencoe, eg by ferry to Glenelg or Mallaig.

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2. Re: Isle of Skye Question

Thanks. We are arriving from Inverness in a car. I have reserved a room for 2 nights in Plockton but was concerned about driving on Skye all day Friday and then leaving the island and then exploring island again on Saturday before heading to Glen Coe.

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3. Re: Isle of Skye Question

Well, yes, if you do that, you may well cover some of the roads twice (or more).

However, you could always arrive via Applecross, and explore the glorious scenery around Torridon on your way to Plockton. This will also offer you great views to Skye.

Then on Friday, a full day exploring Skye. On Saturday, either leave via the A87 (Road to the Isles), or head down the Sleat peninsula on Skye to Armadale to take the ferry to Mallaig (and another Road to the Isles).

You could even, at some point, try the historic ferry at Glenelg.

All great options, and largely avoiding covering the same roads twice.

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