Hi friend, welcome back! Today I’m sharing the last part of our trip which was a three day trip to the Isle of Skye from Edinburgh. I have so many pictures to share that it’s going to have to be two posts 🙂 The Isle of Skye is a small island in northern Scotland and about a five hour drive from Edinburgh. It was one of the most beautiful drives I’ve ever seen! We left around 8:30am and took quite a few spots along the way.
Our first stop was at Loch Lomond, it was actually the same exact stop from our tour the previous day. We stocked up on coffee and took in the view. The coffee is so much smaller in Scotland!
We drove through the Highlands most of the drive and I was mesmerized by the beauty of all the mountains. Everywhere you looked was so pretty!
The background almost looks fake!!!
Glencoe was the main city that we were driving through, and this is one of the places I’d love to go back to one day. I’d love to hike up the mountains and soak in the breath taking views!
Portree is the biggest city on the island, but it’s quite small. One strange thing was that the ice cream store closed by 5pm and the coffee shops didn’t open until 8:30. Very different than NYC!
It was so peaceful and serene in the bay, and the sun stayed up pretty late because it’s so far north. I wish I had time to have coffee and read a book on the shore. It was so beautiful!
For dinner we went to Scorrybreac Restaurant and it was delicious and cozy! Most restaurants on the island have about 8 tables, and there aren’t too many restaurants, so it’s surprisingly difficult to get a reservation in Portree. If you’re going, definitely book a few days ahead of time!
We started off with Cullen skink soup which I’d never heard of. It has potatoes, haddock, and onion in a creamy broth. For our entrees I got the salmon to no surprise, and Jon got smoked salmon alfredo.
We were so exhausted from our day that we crashed after dinner. It was the perfect day! Stay tuned for my final Scotland post about our two year anniversary on the Isle of Skye.