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Inner Hebrides and Isle of Skye
Travel Guide

Isle of Skye featuring a lighthouse, mountains and rugged coastline

The western isles of Scotland are one of the country’s most unique and scenic regions, where you can experience all the charms and delights of the friendly Gaelic culture. Each of the western isles has its own individual personality and features, from the castles of Mull and the sandy beaches of Tiree, to the heathered bluffs of Isle of Skye and the historic abbey at Iona. Whether you’re keen to island hop and discover all the offerings, or want to settle-in and get to know a place, you will soon find that the Inner Hebrides are a destination you’ll long to return to.

Find Hotels on the Isles of Mull, Tiree and IonaThe Isle of Mull sits just offshore from the fishing and port town of Oban, from which ferries run to a variety of Hebridean Isles including Mull. The main village is Tobermory, whose colourful houses overlook the sea, and give you an insight into traditional harbour towns in this area of the country. There are hotels, guesthouses and bed & breakfasts available here and throughout the isle, and they can be booked using the Expedia's handy search tool. Tobermory is the perfect place to stay and relax before setting off to explore the ruined and baronial castles at Glengmore, Duart, and Torosay.

The outermost island of the Inner Hebrides, Tiree, is a gently rolling landscape of rich green machair, bogs blooming with flowers, and pristine beaches, such as that of Balephuil Bay. Each year many of the world’s best windsurfers flock to Tiree for the UKs most prestigious surfing competition. The Isle of Tiree is the perfect destination to explore and stay if you're wanting to be active, whether you’re joy is swimming, surfing, cycling, or golf.

While it is in no way the biggest, perhaps the most famous of the Inner Hebrides is Iona, where St. Columba founded Iona Abbey in 563, a site that can still be visited to this day. The Abbey might be one of the oldest and most important religious centres in Western Europe, but sightseers will also quickly discover the amazing natural highlights of Iona’s rocky hills, sandy coves, and beaches can rival any historical site.

Stay on the Stunning Isle of SkyeSkye is the largest of the Inner Hebrides and perhaps also the most dramatic of its landscapes, featuring huge rock cliffs and promontories overlooking the sea and surrounding isles. Both the coast and the interior of Skye are perfect places for trekking, and are home to natural wonders such as the strange rolling and cone-shaped hills of the Fairy Glen, the famous pointed rock known as The Old Man of Storr, and the hidden Cave of Gold. Portree is the largest town on Skye and has a quaint harbour-front street that is perfect for strolling on a sunny day, but accommodations are also available throughout most of the isle’s smaller villages, including Uig in the north, where you can catch a ferry to the Outer Hebrides.

The Inner Hebrides are the perfect destination for anyone looking to get out and explore the natural wonders and historic landscape of Scotland, so book your trip now.

Where to stay in Inner Hebrides and Isle of Skye

Tongadale Hotel
Tongadale Hotel
3 out of 5
WENTWORTH ST, Portree, Scotland
The price is £100 per night from 16 Jun to 16 Jun
Located in the heart of Portree, this hotel is steps away from Somerled Square and Portree Harbour. Old Man of Storr and Skye Riding Centre are also within 12 ...
3.8/5Good! (158 reviews)
"Very welcoming & friendly staff"

Reviewed on 10 Jun 2021

Tongadale Hotel
Uig Hotel
Uig Hotel
3 out of 5
Uig, Portree, Scotland
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £135 per night from 17 Jun to 17 Jun
Situated in a rural location, this hotel is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Uig Pottery and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from The Fairy Glen. Flora Macdonald's Grave and Skye Museum ...
4.2/5Excellent! (745 reviews)
"We had a lovely time. This is an excellent hotel; it is well run. There are always friendly and helpful staff about to assist. Last time we stayed, the staff impressed us; this time, they were even better. The rooms are great, and the food is better. Excellent. We will be back."

Reviewed on 6 Jun 2021

Uig Hotel
The Bosville
The Bosville
4 out of 5
9 - 11 Bosville Terrace, Portree, Scotland
The price is £214 per night from 19 Jun to 19 Jun
Situated in Portree, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Somerled Square and Portree Harbour. Old Man of Storr and Skye Riding Centre are also within 12 miles ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (121 reviews)
"Great room lovely staff and good food parking is only on street but was plenty around"

Reviewed on 18 May 2021

The Bosville
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Skye Cabins
Skye Cabins
2.5 out of 5
Beinn an Righ, 34 Bernisdale, Portree, Scotland
Situated in Portree, this golf cabin is 2.8 mi (4.4 km) from Skye Riding Centre and within 9 miles (15 km) of Portree Harbour and Edinbane Pottery. Somerled ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Perfect quiet retreat, centrally located on Skye
"Cabin is located on the back section of the owner’s historical family property, overlooking the bay. Very peaceful and quiet. Owner checked us in, gave us very helpful area tips and advice and left us with a sweet welcome basket of goodies. Highly recommend these cabins if you want to explore Skye ..."

Reviewed on 23 Mar 2020

Skye Cabins
Port Charlotte Holidays
Port Charlotte Holidays
4 out of 5
15 School Street, Port Charlotte, Islay Island, Scotland
Situated near the beach, this cottage is within a 10-minute walk of Wildlife Information Centre and Museum of Islay Life. Port Mor and Port ban are also within ...
Port Charlotte Holidays
Kirkapol Beach Apartment
Kirkapol Beach Apartment
2 out of 5
Kirkapol House, Kirkapol, Tiree Island, Scotland
Situated in Tiree Island, this apartment building is 2 mi (3.3 km) from An Iodhlann and 8.6 mi (13.8 km) from Cul Sgathain Sand. Tràigh Thorastain and Breachacha ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
"The apartment was very modern, clean and there was plenty of space and facilities for the two of us who stayed there. You are facing right on to a beautiful Gott Bay and only a couple of minutes walk form the Lodge Hotel. The owners were lovely and very helpful and we would definitely go back to ..."

Reviewed on 11 Aug 2020

Kirkapol Beach Apartment
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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