Train to Skye from Kyle of Lochalsh
This tour caters for the day trippers that come on the Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh Train (#train ticket is not included in the tour price).
From the train that pulls into Kyle of Lochalsh at 11.30am we will be waiting for you on the platform, you can join our Skye Tour, we will have you back at the station 15 minutes prior to your return train at 17:13.
The Kyle line goes across the country from East to West through dramatically-varying scenery. This line runs initially through fertile East-coast territory to Dingwall from where the Kyle line branches off through territory so sparsely populated it could never support a rail line.
It was built to provide a jumping-off point to the Island of Skye and to the Isle of Lewis. The territory was so difficult so the line originally terminated when it reached the West Coast at Stromeferry. Then it was eventually extended to Kyle of Lochalsh some dramatic engineering was involved. A day spent on this return journey will leave a lifetime’s worth of memories to ponder over at leisure.
Highlights of the Best of Skye locations:
The Old Man of Storr
The Old Man of Storr is one of the iconic natural features of the dramatic Trotternish Ridge.
The ridge is a mighty inland cliff, the longest in the UK, rising to a height of 720m. This amazing landscape should be part of any tour to the island and has made Trotternish the most popular visitor destination on Skye. The Old Man is a 200ft stone pillar, which has detached itself from the highest point of the ridge, creating a fantastical landscape of twisted rocks, looming shadows and swirling mists.
We take the opportunity to drive right up to the Trotternish ridge at the Quiraing, lying in the far North of Skye.
The Quiraing is a landscape used in many sci-fi films, known for its wonderful rock formations and stunning coastal views. This is a place like no other, part of the largest landslip in Europe.
Come to the cliff edge with us and see it for yourself!
Kilt Rock with the distinctive pillars and beautiful waterfall with views across to the Torridon hills on the mainland, this weird landscape is used as a film location for many Sci-Fi movies, and is known for it’s amazing rock formations.
Home to the dinosaurs of Skye’s ancient past and home to the most traditional people on the Isle of Skye. Only hear will you experience stunning vistas, swirling mists and shifting suns around you.
The Trotternish coastline is the most famous on Skye. It dates from the Mid-Jurassic period, formed 175 million years ago and is the dinosaur stamping ground of Scotland. The beaches are rich in fossils, the rocks are ancient and twisted. The whole coastline has been designated as an outdoor museum. Interpretation panels bring the area to life, explaining the unique geology of this land. As part of the tour we will visit an indoor museum*. The dino museum has an internationally important collection of dinosaur fossils: here you can see their footprints embedded in stone, taken from the local beaches.
Come with us and see for yourself why Skye has been voted by National Geographic as the fourth greatest island visitor experience in the whole world!
This is the most important meeting place of the fairies on Skye. Wander between countless conical mounds, known in the Highlands as fairy knowes; put your ears to the grass and listen for the fairies at work inside.
Bend down to search for elves in the glen’s miniature forests, take the twisted path to the top of the fairy castle or walk the faun’s maze and have a wish granted!
We will be taking a lunch break and there will always be a cafe or shops for you to buy lunch or just bring a packed lunch.
Please bring cash, as some places do not accept cards.