The Isle of Skye is the most visited island in Scotland. Situated across The Skye Bridge from mainland Scotland, the Isle of Skye is incredibly easy to travel to making it the perfect place to visit in Scotland.
Glamping in Scotland is a fantastic way of enjoying a bit of luxury on your trip to the Isle of Skye.
So if you are looking for where to stay on the Isle of Skye, look no further as we share with you the best places to go glamping on the Isle of Skye.
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Must Visit Glamping on the Isle of Skye - Top 5 Places to Stay
One of the most popular places for both Scots and visitors to Scotland alike is the Isle of Skye, also known as the Misty Isle. So in this guide, we are sharing a unique side of where to stay on the Isle of Skye as well as how to prepare for your trip to the island.
- Allt Yelkie Pod Dha, Earlish
- Allt Yelkie Pod Ceithir, Earlish
- Tigh Beag na h’aibhne, Broadford
- 40 Bernisdale – The Sabhal, Skeabost
- 40 Bernisdale – The Shepherds Hut, Skeabost
- Preparing for your trip to the Isle of Skye
Allt Yelkie Pod Dha, Earlish
Allt Yelkie Pod ‘Dha’ Luxury Glamping is located in Earlish, 12 miles from the central town of Portree. This chalet has a garden and private parking is offered.
There is a fully equipped kitchenette, with a microwave and a fridge, within the accommodation, as well as one bedroom and a flat-screen TV Towels and bed linen are offered for guests in this accommodation.
Allt Yelkie Pod Ceithir, Earlish
Situated in Earlish in the Isle of Skye region, Allt Yelkie Pod Ceithir is a luxury glamping accommodation located in Earlish on the Isle of Skye, 12 miles from Portree. This accommodation has a garden and there is free private parking onsite for guests.
Allt Yelkie Pod Ceithir has one bedroom and a seating area with a flat-screen TV. There is also free WiFi within the unit.
A kitchenette is featured within this chalet that comes complete with a microwave and a fridge. You will also have your own private bathroom with a hairdryer. Towels and bed linen are available.
Your trip to Scotland will be a lot more comfortable with a midge net and midge spray. These little biting bugs can be enough to ruin a trip if you don’t have the equipment to protect yourself from them. A repelling candle can also be helpful if you are sitting oustide.
Tigh Beag na h’aibhne, Broadford
Tigh Beag na h’aibhne is situated in Broadford on the Isle of Skye. This pod style accommodation offers beautiful mountain views from the terrace. There is a bedroom and bathroom within the pod and bed linen and towels are included in the price of the stay.
There is a fully equipped kitchen in the accommodation as well as a dining area, lounge area and TV. The highlight of this accommodation is that guests are welcome to use the hot tub outside of the glamping pod making your stay that little bit more relaxing.
This accommodation is 26 miles from Portree.
40 Bernisdale – The Sabhal, Skeabost
40 Bernisdale – The Sabhal is set in the Skeabost region on the Isle of Skye, 8 miles from Portree. This quirky accommodation on the Isle of Skye offers free WiFi and free private parking for guests.
Within the chalet there is a small kitchen area which comes complete with a fridge, toaster and a stovetop. There is even a coffee machine in this unit. There is also a private bathroom with a shower and hairdryer within this accommodation.
Get comfortable in the seating area in front of the flat-screen TV with satellite channels.
40 Bernisdale – Shepherds Hut, Skeabost
This unique accommodation is situated in Skeabost, around 8 miles from the town of Portree in the Isle of Skye. Inside the Shepherds Hut there is one bedroom and a bathroom with a shower and hairdryer.
There is also a small kitchenette with a fridge and a stovetop. Free private parking is available for guests at 40 Bernisdale – Shepherds Hut.
Before You Leave on Your Trip to the Isle of Skye
Before you leave on your trip to the Isle of Skye there are a few things you will need to get organised to ensure a smooth and enjoyable trip. These include how to get there and around the island, what to pack and where to stay, all of which are discussed below.
How to Get to the Isle of Skye
The Isle of Skye is connected to mainland Scotland by the Skye Bridge, a free road bridge, from Kyle of Lochalsh to the village of Kyleakin on the island. In high winds, the bridge will close to high vehicles and on days of particularly extreme weather, the bridge may close to all vehicles.
Another option is to get the ferry over to Skye which typically takes around 30 minutes, leaving from Mallaig on the mainland to Armadale. You can check the timetables online as there is typically only a morning and afternoon ferry running.
If you are travelling to Skye without a vehicle, buses run from Scotland’s major cities, Glasgow and Edinburgh direct to Isle of Skye’s capital, Portree. Buses to the Isle of Skye run from other areas in Scotland and you can plan your bus journey to Skye here.
Once you are on the island, you can book onto a tour that departs from Portree and takes you around the best sights that there are to see on the island. Read more about this tour and book your place right here.
Where to Stay on the Isle of Skye – Alternative to Glamping
These recommendations may vary depending on what activities you are wanting to do whilst on the island. We have based these accommodations close to the centre of the island and near Portree. In the summer Portree is extremely busy and we would recommend that you look to stay elsewhere if you want to avoid the crowds and traffic.
In the winter months, however, Portree is a pleasant and central location from which it is easy to get to many of the sights around the island.
Luxury – If you are looking for a comfortable apartment stay to come home to after a day exploring, Quayside Apartment is the perfect place for you. With spectacular views and a good central location, this accommodation is comfort plus for your next trip to Skye.
Mid-range – The Portree Hotel is a great central location for your stay in Skye. This hotel overlooks the main square in Portree and during the winter months, there are wood-burning stoves to keep you warm after a day of exploring.
Budget – If you are looking for a budget place to rest your head but still have a great view, The Pink House is the place to stay just for that. A continental breakfast is included in your stay and you can book a room with a great view out to sea.
If hostels are more your scene, you can check out the hostels available in Isle of Skye here.
If you are looking to rent a cosy, reliable and luxurious campervan for your trip to the Isle of Skye, we recommend hiring through Spaceships.
Also Read – All the Best Free Things to do in Glasgow
What to Pack for the Isle of Skye
When it comes to packing for a trip to Scotland there is one item of clothing that you are going to need all year round: a waterproof. It rains in Scotland on average 250 days a year, meaning that during your trip to the Isle of Skye in winter, you can expect rain at some point. Due to this, the number one item on your packing list is a good waterproof jacket.
Second to that, another item to not leave home without is a good pair of warm and, if possible, waterproof boots. A lot of the best sights on Skye require a bit of walking to reach them and the conditions underfoot can become very muddy. You do not want to ruin a good pair of white trainers so pack some sturdy boots.
You will definitely need a hat and gloves during the winter months as the wind chill can be bitter.
Given the beautiful sights and scenery that you are no doubt going to see around the Isle of Skye, we highly recommend packing a good camera for your trip. If you want to read more about the cameras we use and why we love them, check out the link below.
Microphone – Shure VP83 Condenser Shotgun Microphone
Main Lens – Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8
Zoom Lens – Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8
Camera Tripod – ZOMEI Z669C Camera Tripod
Gorilla Pod – JOBY JB01507-BWW GorillaPod
Drone Camera – DJI Mavic Pro 3
Sturdy Phone Tripod & Selfie Stick – ATUMTEK 61″ Selfie Stick Tripod, Sturdy Phone Tripod Stand with Wireless Remote
What is the Best Travel Insurance for Scotland
I know travel insurance is the least enjoyable thing to purchase and look at when you’re planning a trip, however, you wouldn’t want to be without it in the event that something happened. Accidents can happen anywhere and the extortionate medical bills will ruin your trip if you are not covered.
To ensure you have a stress-free trip with no worries about potential medical bills, make sure you cover yourself when you travel. We can recommend using Safetywing, a backpacker-friendly and cheap insurance company that provides good coverage and support.
So there you have it, your guide to where to stay on the Isle of Skye, glamping edition. If you are visiting this incredible place and have any other questions on what to expect, leave us a comment down below. We love to chat about this stuff! If you have already been, let us know how it was! Did you get a clear day to see the sights? Did you manage the trip without getting caught in the rain? Let us know in the comments below!
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