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Hello!

My fiance and I are thinking of spending our honeymoon in Scotland (June 2012). We really enjoy nature- hiking, kayaking, etc. and thought Skye looks like the perfect place.

How long do you think we should spend in Skye? Is a full week "too long"? i.e., do you think 3-4 nights is better and then spend the other portion of the week exploring other parts of the country?

Would you recommend we rent a cottage or stay at a B&B?

Can you think of anything we should know about before we commit to this trip?

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If you enjoy outdoor pursuits then you will easily find enough to do in a week on Skye - so long as the weather is kind (or you don't mind...!). At that time of year it will be light from about 03.30 - 22.30 so you'll be able to stay out late if you want (..perhaps not on honeymoon..!). There is, of course, plenty more great countryside around that area apart from Skye - it depends what you want to do and see. Again, the Cottage / B&B question is down to personal choice - do you want to be looked after, or do things yourself...?

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In my opinion a week is perfect. It's a big island and you won't see it all in 3 or 4 days. You'll struggle to get a self catering place for less than 7 nights in peak season so if you only have a few days you might need to go for a B&B or hotel. There are lots of good accommodation options on Skye.

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A week is perfect, I agree. The pros and cons of B&B/hotel vs self-catering are for you to decide, but there are some wonderfully remote cottages around Scotland, and for honeymooners, being alone in a remote place is very romantic....... So if you don't mind looking after yourselves, a cottage has a lot going for it.

Worth hiring a car while you're on the island, I think, but you can easily get there from Glasgow by train and/or Citylink coach.

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A week is perfect

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... but a month would be better!

:-)

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boston
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Indeed, a month would be fabulous!

Thank you for the information, I cannot tell you how excited we are for June to come.

When you say hire a car do you mean hire someone to drive us or around or rent a car for us to drive ourselves?

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Driving yourself would be far more economical. Driving is fairly stress free on Skye and you would have the freedom to go anywhere

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I meant rent a car to drive yourselves. There are two or three local car hire companies on the island. Try http://www.hm-hire.co.uk/

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perfect, great to know and thanks for the link!

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Theresa, I agree that a week is a good length to be on Skye. In June the weather can easily go either way for you. We were there in Late May this year and will be there in Mid-May next year.

I suggest looking at some of the self-catering cottages. Last year we stayed here:

http://www.willowbankportree.co.uk/self-catering/index.asp

and it was terrific. Convenient to town and very private. We'll be there next year for two weeks. There are also a number of rental flats in Portree that are quite convenient.

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Hi Theresa,

here's a few links to help with your planning:

http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/

http://www.scotland-inverness.co.uk/

http://www.cottageguide.co.uk/skye/

http://www.skye.co.uk/default.php

http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/

http://www.isleofskye.net/

oh and for car hire/taxis, you could also try http://www.skyecarhire.co.uk/

Hope this all helps a wee bit! Have a wonderful Honeymoon!

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