Knott cottage is ideally situated for accessing the delights that the Isle of Skye has to offer. Many of Skye's most notable visitor attractions are within a 30-minute drive.
Walking / climbing: Skye is a perfect location for mountaineers and walkers / hillwalkers of all abilities From mountains (the Cuillin Range) and hills (Trotternish) to more gentle walks directly from Knott Cottage including an interesting stroll along our mussel strewn foreshore.
Fishing can be enjoyed from the headland of our bay, the River Skeabost, various inland lochs and numerous other points around the Island. Inland lochs include the Storr Lochs where boats for fishing are available for hire. Fishing trips are available from Portree and other piers around the island.
Horse Riding and Trekking is on offer within walking distance from Knott Cottage at the Isle of Skye Riding Centre.
Golf courses are situated at the Skeabost House Hotel 4 miles from Knott and at Sconser. Both welcome visitors.
Sea Kayaking, Canoeing, Windsurfing and Archery (with tuition when needed) are all available at Whitewave Outdoor Centre.
Boat trips can be taken from several points including Portree, Dunvegan Castle and Staffin.
Paleontology and Geology: The Isle of Skye is an excellent natural laboratory for observing geological matters and fossils. Skye (particularly the Trotternish peninsula) is one of the richest locations for dinosaurs and fossils in the UK. The Staffin Museum (near the famous Kilt Rock) is where some of the dinosaur finds can be viewed.
History: Dunvegan Castle with its glorious gardens is situated 12 miles to the west. The castle, home to the chieftain of the Clan Macleod, is the oldest inhabited castle in Scotland and the most visited destination on the Isle of Skye.
St Columba's Isle at the head of the River Snizort has the remains of a chapel dedicated to St Columba - the best known of many saints associated with Skye. It also has the traditional burial place of the chiefs of the Clan Nicolson.
The legend of Bonnie Prince Charlie and Flora MacDonald is commemorated in various places in NW Skye.
Follow in the steps of Boswell and Johnson who undertook their "Hebridean Tour" in the 18th Century.
The Aros Heritage Centre in Portree houses a theatre/cinema with a varied programme of concerts including traditional and modern Scottish music, plays and films as well as live webcam footage from sea eagle and other birds' nests. There is also a family friendly restaurant and a large retail area.
Arts and Crafts - A wide variety of local arts and crafts can be viewed and purchased in numerous workshops, studios, galleries and shops throughout Skye.
The Skye Museum of Island Life at Kimuir comprises 7 thatched cottages depicting the lifestyle of a crofting community of a century or so ago.
The Toy Museum, Glendale is a family friendly experience where many of the games and toys can be demonstrated and played with. Handmade games, traditional toys and crafts can be purchased.
Talisker Distillery on the shores of Loch Harport. Take a tour and have a sample of Skye's own single malt whisky.
The Skye Serpentarium, Broadford. Please believe that even if you have a snake phobia, you will enjoy and learn a lot from a visit to this unique attraction.
There is a Public Swimming Pool in Portree.
Evening Entertainment regular performances of Theatre, Film, Traditional Music, Ceilidh are held on the Island.
Food and Drink
There is a wide choice of Restaurants, Cafes and Hotels to suit all budgets, many featuring fresh Isle of Skye produce. Among the local choices are Edinbane Inn and The Lodge Hotel in Edinbane, Café Arriba in Portree, The Old School House Restaurant in Dunvegan and the Stein Inn and The Lochbay Seafood Restaurant, both in Stein.