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Best place to stay in Skye to access multiple photo sites

Planning a photo trip to the Isle of Skye in early June. Interested in sunrise/sunset photos at Doodle Door, Blackchurch Rock, Fairy Pools, Kilt Rock, Quiraing, Old Man of Storr and Neist Point.
Is there one place I can stay to access these quickly and easily or am I looking at booking multiple places close to each?


  • HorizonsHorizons Member, VisitScotland Ambassador ✭✭✭✭
    Both Durdle door and Blackchurch Rock are not on Skye but in England whereas the others i.e. Fairy Pools, Kilt Rock, Quiraing, Old Man of Storr and Neist Point are on the island. If your trip is to Isle of Skye, you can easily cover these 5 spots within an hour of driving from Portree, the main town on Skye (also my recommendation on where to stay). If you want to camp in a scenic location, I cannot recommend Sligachan and Glenbrittle campsites enough. But book your accommodation ASAP to avoid disappointment, Skye is super busy during the summer (including campsites if you have a car). Fairy Glen is also a nice spot to photograph.

    If you don't have a car, you can take a daytrip with one of the local tour guides. Skye Scenic Tours has my personal recommendation, I've taken them 4 times. They can also do a bespoke day tour as a private hire. Public transport does exist to Kilt Rock and the Old Man of Storr but it is not very frequent.

    Hope this helps, happy to answer follow-ups.
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