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we are heading off on our first tour in Scotland in May. One of the places we are visiting is Skye. What are the roads like for touring in Skye. There seems to be a loads of places to see but worried that a 7m motorhome will struggle on poor roads or no motorhome parking places. Anyone got experience or advice?
 
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There are loads of motorhomers on skye its getting very busy now for easter, skye has one main road really,
It runs from top to bottom from kyle to portree is great then it becomes single track with passing places it loops back around to uig to portree
Theres good parking at kyleakin and broadford and portree and some campsites, loads to do and see
Enjoy, i might be there too
Either working or in hamish
 

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Lots of beautiful out of the way spots to park up on Skye ...it's a lovely island. If you like hill walking the old man of stor is a must and easy for even the least experienced ( I managed it )
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we are heading off on our first tour in Scotland in May. One of the places we are visiting is Skye. What are the roads like for touring in Skye. There seems to be a loads of places to see but worried that a 7m motorhome will struggle on poor roads or no motorhome parking places. Anyone got experience or advice?
A word of warning tho, stock up on food in fortwilliam morrisons or aldi, as skye is really dear,
The chippy in broadford is ok and bakers in portree
But the restaurant are very expensive there is a co op in broadford and portree,
Fuel at either end too if it helps
 

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we are heading off on our first tour in Scotland in May. One of the places we are visiting is Skye. What are the roads like for touring in Skye. There seems to be a loads of places to see but worried that a 7m motorhome will struggle on poor roads or no motorhome parking places. Anyone got experience or advice?


Last time went to Skye I was on the bike
It is a lovely place and I saw many many motorhomes..
Like most of Scotland the people are very welcoming.. Some of the roads could be daunting in a big motorhome, but I do not think I found any that were even as bad as driving through a big town :)
Go for it, and enjoy !

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A word of warning tho, stock up on food in fortwilliam morrisons or aldi, as skye is really dear,
The chippy in broadford is ok and bakers in portree
But the restaurant are very expensive there is a co op in broadford and portree,
Fuel at either end too if it helps
Spoken like a true Scotsman.:LOL:
 

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And LPG at Uig .
If you want to use the campsite at Glenbrittle , which is really nice, choose your time carefully. The road to it goes past parking for the fairy pools whivh are a major attraction. On a nice day it gets very congested with cars parked in passing places and on the verges.
 

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A word of warning tho, stock up on food in fortwilliam morrisons or aldi, as skye is really dear,
The chippy in broadford is ok and bakers in portree
But the restaurant are very expensive there is a co op in broadford and portree,
Fuel at either end too if it helps
This is why folk in these places object to motorhomes wildparking though as you're putting nothing back in to the local economy
 
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I seem to be the only one who really doesn't see the attraction of Skye. But Harris and Lewis - and Mull - now you're talking!

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I do like skye i work there three months of the year my company pays 2 grand a month for a cottage all year round its a beautiful place and the people are friendly, we once paid £185 a night for a twin round in a b&b, and that was my point really, it is so expensive, it actually costs me money to work there,
Less hours and more cost
But i still go up, had some great, nights over there.
I agree with harris, lewis , mull too
 
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Re the OP ...
We were in Skye last year on our way to and from the Outer Hebrides via the Uig ferry. No problem with a 8.5M Motorhome on the roads from Armadale (in the south) to Uig (north west). None of that is single track, by the way. If it helps, arctic lorries manage the route daily without difficulties. If heading north from Portree on the road to Uig, then just around Borve, there is a road to the left that takes you west to Dunvegan. This, too, is a normal two lane road and not a single track road.
Hope this is helpful.
 

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