I'm attending a good friend's wedding in Elgin and am trying to figure out a few things to do prior to the wedding. Specifically, I'd really like to try to get over to the Isle of Skye. However, in reading several of the forum posts, it seems like Skye may need a couple of days? Also, not sure if travel time will throw a wrench in the whole thing. Here are the details:
I'm flying into London (from the States) 3 days prior to the wedding and am supposed to meet up with friends the next evening in Inverness. Unfortunately, these evening plans break up the few days that would've been perfect for visiting Skye (but as its with the bride, I can't say no!). That leaves me with 3 options:
- Try to squeeze in a visit to Skye on the way from London to Inverness (roughly 24-36 hour period)
- Head from London straight to Inverness, visit with friends and then try to squeeze in a visit to Skye the day before the wedding (though this would require going from Inverness to Skye then back past Inverness to Elgin)
- Skip Skye completely and just explore around Inverness
The other challenge is transportation as I've read that you really should have a car when traveling to Skye. At this point, we've yet to decide on mode of transportation (i.e. train/flight/car) for getting from London to Scotland - open to suggestions! Would love to hear any advice or thoughts on how achievable it would be to go to Skye or if its better left for another time. Also, if Skye doesn't make sense, what are other potential options (I'm considering Loch Ness/Castle Uruqhart)? Definitely would love to hear general advice on getting from London to Scotland as well (budget friendly preferred!)...