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Lonely Planet (UK) - - Best Road Trips -

Start // Portree End // Ap­ple­cross Inn car park Dis­tance // 74 miles (119km) Get­ting there // The near­est ma­jor air­port is In­ver­ness, 129 miles (217km) away, where car hire is avail­able. The Skye Bridge means that the is­land is ac­ces­si­ble by road from any­where in the UK. Where to eat // Lunch or din­ner at the Ap­ple­cross Inn is a must, es­pe­cially the di­vine fish and chips, and fresh seafood plat­ters. You can stay the night, too, but will need to book in ad­vance (ap­ple­cross.uk.com/inn). Hot tip // Be­fore set­ting off, check that the Bealach na Bà route is open: it of­ten closes in win­ter. More info // There are help­ful tourist in­for­ma­tion of­fices in Portree and Ap­ple­cross.

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