Road Trip in Scotland: Day 4, Becoming Harry Potter at the Glenfinnan Viaduct and hiking at the lighthouse on the Isle of Skye

Road Trip in Scotland: Glenfinnan Viaduct and hike at the lighthouse on the Isle of Skye ¦ Day 4

Hi there! Hope you’re enjoying reading about my the road trip in Scotland as much as I enjoyed it in real life! After visiting the Isle of Mull, it’s towards the Isle of Skye that I’m now heading.

In the footsteps of Harry Potter at the Glenfinnan Viaduct

As the drive to reach Isle of Skye is about to last 4:30, I stopped at the Glenfinnan viaduct. I was so glad being into my favorite childhood hero shoes, Harry Potter, while wearing my non-invisibility cloak! In the movies, you can indeed admire the Glenfinnan viaduct when the train goes to Hogwarts. Unfortunately I only wandered about 30 minutes (in the rain) around the place. Indeed, I had to leave early to go to my next destination Mallaig.

Taking the ferry to Isle of Skye and first hike at Nest point lighthouse

Fortunately I reached Mallaig right on time to take the ferry to the Isle of Skye. I took the boat at 2pm (you can buy tickets here) to give me enough time to enjoy my bewitching morning break, and to also to do a first hike in the north of the Isle of Skye: at the Nest Point lighthouse.

For a breathtaking view of the cliffs, a sunset over the lighthouse and a breath of fresh air (the wind is “just a bit” violent there) you are in the right place! It was the walk that pleased me the most in Isle of Skye. Indeed, Nest point is popular, but it’s easy to get off the main path and escape the stream of tourists. This is for me the best to appreciate the nature at its best.

My hotel and restaurants recommendations for your stay in Skye

To eat, I strongly recommend the Stein Inn which was the very first Inn to open in Skye! You’ll find a friendly atmosphere as well as fresh and local products. This should fill you up for a very reasonable price. Regarding hotels, I spent the night in this B&B Ardmorn Holiday in Dunvegan and the welcome I had with very friendly! Plus you can make your own breakfast (savoury or sweet)!

Click here to discover the next road trip destination: Hiking on the Isle of Skye and must see places (Kilt Rock, Portree and much more) ¦ Day 5

I’m curious to know which place you like the most in this article…please let me know in the comment section!

Boujou (the Norman way to say XOXO)



Infos :

Difficulty level

  • Glenfinnan: easy
  • Nest Point Light House: average

Stein Inn: ££

B&B: ££

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