Isle of Skye, March 2016 – Day 1: Eilean Donan Castle

Last month James and I had our five year anniversary! Whaaat! We decided to celebrate with a little weekend away to the Isle of Skye.

Eilean Donan Castle - Emma's Picture Postcards

We set off from Aberdeen around 9am, with a little pit stop in Keith (“The Friendly Town”) for petrol and snacks, and made it to Eilean Donan Castle around 2pm. Eilean Donan was built in the 13th century, in a key location to defend the Highlands and Western Islesย against Vikings and the English. It was restored in the 20th century and is now one of Scotland’s most beautiful and well-recognised landmarks.

Eilean Donan Castle - Emma's Picture Postcards

Eilean Donan Castle - Emma's Picture Postcards

Eilean Donan Castle - Emma's Picture Postcards

Eilean Donan Castle - Emma's Picture Postcards

Eilean Donan Castle - Emma's Picture Postcards

Look at that sunshine and stunning blue sky! What a great start to our trip…

…and then we went over the hill and into the cloud. Ha.

Kyleakin, Skye - Emma's Picture Postcards

Kyleakin, Skye - Emma's Picture Postcards

At least it was nice and atmospheric ๐Ÿ™‚ We stayed at the White Heather Hotel in Kyleakin, which isย a real home away from home. The rooms areย comfortable and clean, and the pictures above show the view from our bedroom! The owners are very friendly and helpful, and along with a good breakfast and in-room wifi, guests also have access to two living rooms and a little study complete with a computer, DVDs, books and board games.

White Heather Hotel, Kyleakin, Skye - Emma's Picture Postcards

White Heather Hotel, Kyleakin, Skye - Emma's Picture Postcards

For dinner we popped along the road to the King Haakon Bar, which was… fine. It’s a pub, with standard pub meals, and a nice view out across Kyleakin’s village square and over the water to the bridge. The bar is on the back of the Castle Moil restaurant, which we didn’t see open – I presume it was still closedย for the winter.

Pop back on Monday for Day 2 ๐Ÿ™‚

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