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Isle of Skye, Scotland, United Kingdom

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How much money will you need for your trip to Isle of Skye? You should plan to spend around £114 ($142) per day on your vacation in Isle of Skye, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, £31 ($39) on meals for one day and £54 ($67) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Isle of Skye for a couple is £102 ($126). So, a trip to Isle of Skye for two people for one week costs on average £1,601 ($1,983). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

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A vacation to Isle of Skye for one week usually costs around £800 for one person. So, a trip to Isle of Skye for two people costs around £1,601 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs £3,202 in Isle of Skye. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Isle of Skye can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Isle of Skye? How much money do I need for Isle of Skye?

How much does a trip to Isle of Skye cost? Is Isle of Skye cheap or expensive? The average Isle of Skye trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Isle of Skye prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers to find the price of travel in the area.

Accommodation Budget in Isle of Skye
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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Isle of Skye is £51. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Isle of Skye is £102. This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Isle of Skye

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Isle of Skye based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $269. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Isle of Skye
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Isle of Skye is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent £54 per person, per day, on local transportation in Isle of Skye.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Isle of Skye
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Rental Cars in Isle of Skye
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Food Budget in Isle of Skye
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  • While meal prices in Isle of Skye can vary, the average cost of food in Isle of Skye is £31 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Isle of Skye should cost around £13 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Isle of Skye is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Isle of Skye
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  • Entertainment and activities in Isle of Skye typically cost an average of £19 per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Isle of Skye
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  • The average person spends about £7.71 on alcoholic beverages in Isle of Skye per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Isle of Skye On a Budget
Isle of Skye Isle of Skye, Scotland
The Isle of Skye is a series of islands lying off the west coast of Scotland, best known for their dazzling natural wonders. From the natural pools at the Fairy Glen to hiking Jurassic Period mountains, you'll never run out of beautiful sights to see. Spend your days wandering through the scenery that has been featured in various films and has inspired poets and artists throughout centuries. The best time to visit Skye is from May-August when temperatures are at their highest, in the 60's Fahrenheit, and rainfall is at its lowest.
Skye's natural beauty offers incredible, almost magical, sights to see. The first of which is the Fairy Glen; a bit of a hidden gem, this landslip is covered in intriguing rock formations like the Castle Ewan. Down the road from the Fairy Glen is Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls, a beautiful viewpoint where you'll see the Mealt Falls crashing into the ocean on the left and the kilt-shaped rocks on the right. Continue the tour of the beautiful island with a visit to Neist Point, a famous lighthouse situated on a long cliff that juts out into the sea. A visit to Skye isn't complete without a visit to Dunvegan Castle, a medieval castle which has been run by the MacLeod Clan for over 800 years. The castle features stunning rooms, meticulous gardens, and even boat tours on the loch the castle sits on.
Islands and Cities
Skye has a few islands, although the big two for tourists are mainland Skye and Raasay Island. On the mainland, the capital city is Portree, where you'll find the majority of accommodation and restaurants. There are many small villages throughout the mainland where the you can find the major attractions and a few small B&Bs. Raasay is a small island off the east coast of the mainland, in between Skye and mainland Scotland. It is home to the Hallaig settlement, an ancient village which offers amazing views of Applecross, Scotland across the bay.

One of the best activities on Skye is a hike to the Old Man of Storr, a pinnacle of rock that stands tall above the surrounding Storr mountain range. The hike to Storr involves a walk through a hilly path then a climb up a set of steep stone steps. From the top, you'll get incredible views of the surrounding Storr range which features landforms from the Jurassic Period. After a hike through Storr, take a cool dip in the Fairy Pools, a series of beautiful waterfalls that create natural swimming pools. If you prefer not to swim, you can still wander around the rocks and paths surrounding the waterfalls. If you want to spend a day like royalty, wander through Inver on Raasay Island, a beautiful wooded area that ends with a secluded beach where the Queen of England would picnic every year.

For more information about the area, including some great ideas with photos, check out this guide to an Isle of Sky Road Trip.
Food and Dining
Skye is one of the best places to have a seafood dish in Scotland, with some of the freshest scallops, shrimp, and fish available. The city of Portree is where you'll find many of the restaurants, with everything ranging from fish and chips from the Harbor Chip Shop to delightful cakes from The Granary. There are a few cafes and restaurants scattered throughout the island, most of which are located inside of hotels. Some of the best restaurants outside of Portree are the Islay Restaurant at Toravaig House Hotel and The Three Chimneys Restaurant, both of which feature fresh, local, produce in their dishes.

Seeing as there are no airports in Skye, there are a few different options for getting onto the island. One of the easiest ways to do so is by renting a car and driving across the Skye Bridge or taking the Calmac car ferry. If you don't want to rent a car, the City Link bus company has routes from Glasgow and Inverness into mainland Skye. As sights and activities are spread out across Skye, it is best to have a car to get around the island with. For local transportation options, the Stagecoach bus company operates throughout Skye, stopping at the majority of villages.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

Budget Your Trip is all about finding out how much everything costs so that you can travel cheaper and longer. Created by avid travelers Laurie and Bryan, our goal is to help you plan your next trip on the right budget. With average daily travel costs that are calculated from the budgets of real travelers, plus an analysis of hotel and tour prices, you can find out how much money you need to plan your next adventure. We also have plenty of travel advice, accommodation reviews, and activity suggestions.

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