The Scottish Highlands and Islands of Scotland have long been considered one of the UK’s most culturally unique and topographically dramatic regions, featuring a rich history of Norse, Viking, and Gaelic cultures, and dramatic scenery that can be found just a few steps from any hotel door. For those considering a trip to the region, a stop on the Isle of Skye is an absolute must, as this stunning gem of the Inner Hebrides is home to world renowned trekking; hike past landmarks like The Old Man of Storr and Kilt Rock, and wander through quaint coastal towns like the bustling port-town of Portree.
Visit Armadale Castle, the Home of Clan MacDonald
One of the most important parts of the rich Hebridean culture is the history of its clans, and Clan Donald, established on Skye in the 15th Century, was one of the region’s most prominent. Today visitors can explore the ruins of the clan’s old mansion, Armadale Castle. Clan Donald of Skye, who operate the site, also run a nearby museum and heritage centre that will be of interest to anyone tracking their genealogy to the region.
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