• Kyleakin, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Isle of Skye

The rugged, remote-feeling Isle of Skye has a reputation for unpredictable weather. But it also offers some of Scotland's best scenery, and it rarely fails to charm its many visitors. Narrow, twisty roads wind around Skye in the shadows of craggy, black, bald mountains. Drive around the appealing Trotternish Peninsula, visit a pair of castles, go for a hike in the dramatic Cuillin Hills, sample a peaty dram of whisky, and walk across a desolate bluff to a lighthouse at the end of the world.