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Explore the best places for photography at Isle of Skye, Scotland, United Kingdom

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The Isle of Skye in Scotland, UK is a nature photographer’s dream. This island off the North coast of Scotland looks like a fairy tale come to life. Explore its mountain ranges, rolling hills, beaches, valleys, and quaint fishing villages.

We have compiled some landmarks that shouldn’t be missed. Read some of our top spots for photographers visiting the Isle of Skye to gain some inspiration for your next trip to this beautiful island in the United Kingdom.

The Isle of Skye is all about the outdoors. Put on a good pair of hiking shoes, a waterproof jacket, and bring some extra batteries and a memory card for your camera. Highland cattle, shockingly green grass, and windswept landscapes are waiting for you.

The Quiraing is a landslip with sweeping views of the surrounding countryside and beaches. A photographer could easily spend all day exploring this large area and walking along its cliffs.

The Neist Point Lighthouse is one of the most famous lighthouses in Scotland due to its dramatic location. Located on the edge of a cliff, looking out over the sea, it makes a truly postcard-worthy photo. If you want to catch it during sunset, get there early, the car park fills up quickly.

The Fairy Pools look exactly as they sound. Several waterfalls slip out of cracks in the hillside and fall into pools of beautifully clear water. You need to hike to see them and spend at least three hours shooting to catch it all. Kilt Rock is a sheer vertical waterfall, dropping from the cliffs to the beach below. Capture some vertigo-inducing shots here.

The Old Man of Storr is a tall rock pinnacle perched on top of the mountains. From here, you get amazing views of the surrounding lakes and beaches. Capture some amazing shots of the rocky beaches at Talisker Bay and Elgol Beach.

The cozy fishing village of Portree is picturesque with its brightly colored row houses along with the port. Portree is the capital of The Isle of Skye and it's worth spending some time photographing its old buildings and grabbing a pint at the pub.

Travel tips for Isle of Skye, Scotland

Don't travel around the Scottish countryside unprepared. The Isle of Skye is a rainy, windy place, even during the summer.

We recommend renting a car on the mainland and driving over the Skye Bridge to enter the island. You can take a bus or rent a ferry to reach the island, but getting around the island will be easier if you drive. Busses are not frequent here. During the summer, car parks for the popular hiking areas fill up quickly, so arrive early.

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