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Isle of Skye
Skye is surely the best known and most emotive of all Scottish islands and is steeped in romance and history. It is a mecca for climbers, walkers and sailors amidst breath taking scenery with a wide variety of rare wildlife in its own mild microclimate.
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An Enchanting Island
There is so much to do here. You can climb in the Cuillins, go whale spotting, visit the otter hides, picnic on the machair, visit historic Dunvegan Castle or Flora Macdonald's home at Flodigarry or enjoy a meal at one of the acclaimed eating establishments.
Access to the island is via the A87 over the Skye Bridge (the bridge replaced the ferry from Kyle of Lochalsh to Kyleakin, the former home of the author Gavin Maxwell, where the Gavin Maxwell Longroom Museum and the Bright Water Visitor Centre are situated). There is also a car ferry crossing from Glenelg to Kylerhea where there is an otter hide.
There are ferries from Mallaig to Armadale in south-eastern Skye where there is the excellent Armadale Castle Gardens and the Museum of the Isles (set within the partly ruined Armadale Castle, former seat of the MacDonalds of Sleat) which is most informative about the clans and the Clearances.
The views of the mountains between Broadford on the east coast and Elgol on the west coast are magnificent and there are boat trips from Elgol to the remote Loch na Cuilce to view the seals, otters and porpoises. To the west is the Talisker Distillery near Carbost where there is a wonderful sandy bay.
Lots to see and do
Portree is the main settlement on Skye - its attractions include the Aros Experience which includes CCTV coverage of nesting eagles, a theatre and cinema, an art centre and wildlife boat trips and the Isle of Skye Highland Games are held in the town in August.
The Trotternish Peninsula north of Portree has magnificent scenery, including various geological features such as the Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock, Quiraing and the Needle.
Visitors are also attracted to Kilmuir for the Skye Museum of Island Life and Macurdie's Exhibition. The area also provides opportunities for windsurfing, archery and kayaking.
|Date||Product||Score||Customer Comment||Our Response|
|29-Nov-2020||Dunedin Cottage DF5 (overall)||It was well organised and executed from beginning to end,taking into account re-scheduling as a result of lockdown due to Covid -19 .|
|26-Nov-2020||Chisholm Cottage AB8 (overall)||Everything went smoothly with the booking and the details about the cottage etc.|
|25-Nov-2020||Dairy Cottage CB2 (overall)||The welcome with the flowers and wine..the caretaker was so welcoming even in these uncertain times. The cottage its self was so brilliant and words can't really reflect how wonderful the whole experience was...such a bright note in an otherwise very grim year.|
|23-Nov-2020||Whitmuir Steading Cottage CE6 (overall)||Great communication re key collection and housekeeping refund. Cottage as described. Would book again with Unique.|
|23-Nov-2020||The Oat House EA5 (overall)||We’ve booked several cottages through UC and have never had an issue - have already booked another.|
|23-Nov-2020||Canmore Cottage BD7 (overall)||We have stayed here before and would happily stay there again. It was very clean and logs were provided for log burner (which was well used by us). Great garden for our dog too. Everything we needed for our stay was provided.|
|23-Nov-2020||The Doctor's Bothy EX2 (overall)||No problems - easy process|
|22-Nov-2020||Swan Cottage DR4 (overall)||The service was good as usual. The only improvement would be the time frame from when a booking is placed and confirmed (I realise they need to check with the owners, but at times it can take a few days).|
|22-Nov-2020||Fortingall Schoolhouse AA6 (overall)||Fantastic service, very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend.|
|22-Nov-2020||Crann Tara AR7 (overall)||Excellent service, very easy to book and the team were extremely helpful|