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Apr 2, 2010 03:21 AM

Isle of Skye, 3-4 nights

We're going to Scotland in early May for 10 days. We'll spend the first part with friends in Glasgow, then drive up to the Isle of Skye for a few nights. We're interested in eating (not terribly extravagant/expensive food-- but good, local eats), hiking/walking, and general exploring-- we've never been to Scotland before.
It looks like the Isle of Skye is rather large. Can anyone advise where to stay, eat, or hang out? Are some parts of the island more interesting than others?

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  1. i went in september and we ate at kinloch lodge, 3 chimneys and loch bay seafood. kinloch was my least favourite, 3cs was predictably great and loch bay was an unexpected, quite relaxed but still v busy delight. full review on my blog here: http://eattherightstuff.squarespace.c...

    the place we stayed was a dump so i can't help with that. we stayed quite centrally as our restaurants were quite spread out.

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    1. re: abby d

      Thanks abby d!
      To everyone: Is three chimneys really worth it? (We live in Paris, and have plenty of opportunities for meals of that caliber/price.)

      1. re: purpleceline

        I've no personal experience of the 3 Chimneys but the Good Food Guide gives it a Cooking 5 - which is certainly a good mid-range but I suppose it depends on what your normal restaurant experiences are like. In the whole of my metro area, we only have a two at 4 (one of which ain't worth it IMO) and a single 6, all other entries being 3 or less. So, for me, I'd relish the opportunity to eat at a 5.

        1. re: purpleceline

          i think 3cs is worth it. i live in london which is also full of opportunities to eat good high-end meals and i would happily return to 3cs.

          i wouldn't go back to kinloch as it didn't wow me with any of the dishes we ate.

      2. Here is a link to an article about driving thru the Scottish Highlands in the current issue of Travel & Leisure. It includes a visit to Skye: