It would be fair to say that Skye need make little extra effort to attract visitors, such is its wealth of natural good looks. In their absence, creative types tend to stake out the most picturesque plots and do their own thing, usually with one of two award-winning architecture firms in tow: Rural Design and Dualchas Architects. Most are designed to maximise views and minimise waste, with restful interiors that act as a foil to their windswept surrounds. No one could fault the result — the diminutive retreat has impeccable design credentials, including lighting by Louis Poulsen and Gubi, a Normann Copenhagen clothes rail and a healthy selection of HAY homeware. Yet it feels utterly at ease within its surroundings, just inland from a quiet bay where seals are spotted daily.
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Dating from the s, Frachadil House is situated in an elevated position in a stunning location. The Isle of Skye and the lighthouse at Ardnamurchan Point, the most westerly mainland point in Great Britain, are also visible from the house. The property, once the holiday retreat of former government minister Lord Rab Butler, benefits from a very picturesque and tranquil setting, surrounded by delightful grounds extending to approximately 10 acres. Mull remains one of the most popular of the Inner Hebridean Islands, with its dramatic scenery, diverse wildlife and wide choice of outdoor pursuits. The island is connected to the mainland by a choice of ferry services including from Craignure to the popular coastal town of Oban and from Tobermory to Kilchoan on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula.
Our 3 day Isle of Skye tour from Edinburgh takes you into the heart of the Scottish Highlands and to the Isle of Skye, the second largest island in Scotland which is home to the most dramatic and breathtaking scenery in the country. Travel in the comfort of a coach and spend two nights in Inverness, the capital of the Highlands. This 3 day Isle of Skye tour from Edinburgh is a fun, convenient, and cost-effective way of exploring Scotland, with departures throughout the week from Edinburgh. Update: This tour is running. We offer a range of different accommodation options for your 2-night stay in Inverness.
The island has been occupied since the Mesolithic period, and its history includes a time of Pictish, Celtic and Norse rule and a long period of domination by Clan MacLeod and Clan Donald. The 18th century Jacobite risings led to the breaking up of the clan system and later clearances that replaced entire communities with sheep farms, some of which involved forced emigrations to distant lands. Resident numbers declined from over 20, in the early 19th century to just under 9, by the closing decade of the 20th century. Skye's population increased by 4 per cent between and The main industries are tourism, agriculture, fishing and forestry.