Going to Isle of Skye this September 2012. Ill be going in on a Sunday catching a train from Edinburgh to Kyle of Lochlash and staying 3 days.
Need advice, is this a good plan? I'll have two 65 yr olds in tow with me. I know it would make more sense to rent a car, but I'm chicken about driving on the otherside of the road.
Once we get to Kyle of Lochlash how hard is it to get to Isle of Skye via, foot, taxi or bus?
What region is best to stay in in relation for things for us to do?
Any advice would be great. I'm planning a 3 week vacation in the UK, Dublin and Paris and we all thought it'd be nice to spend a few days at the Isle of Skye to relax and maybe do some hiking.
There's a public bus to Portree, the main town of Skye. Think I caught it from the Kyle of Lochalsch. The're timed to connect with the trains from Inverness which is a train trip well worth doing since it's one of the railway journeys of the world so even though the buses are few & far between if you're getting a train to Kyle of Lochalsch it doesn't matter.
However from my limited experience on Skye, much it is really remote so unless you want to be paying for expensive taxis to drop you off in the middle of nowhere & arrange with them for a time to collect you, driving is your only option. The roads are quite remote with not the heaviest traffic so it wouldn't be the most difficult driving. However you'd need to keep your wits about you not to swerve over to the wrong side of the road. almost 6 years ago