Pocket Rough Guide British Breaks Isle of Skye & the Western Isles

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These expert-curated pocket guide books shine a spotlight on more unusual British city break, coastal and island holiday destinations, with a wealth of practical information on what to see and do. Each area or neighbourhood in the destination is explored in-depth with detailed coverage of the points of interest, shops, restaurants, cafes and bars on offer. Excursions to surrounding areas give plenty of options for those looking to enjoy a longer stay.

The Pocket Rough Guide Isle of Skye & the Western Isles covers: Skye, Small Isles, Lewis and Harris, North Uist, South Uist, Benbecula and Barra.

Inside this travel guide you will find:


Experiences for every kind of trip to Isle of Skye & the Western Isles, from off-the-beaten-track adventures in Eigg to family activities in child-friendly places, like Isle of Lewis or or chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas, like Skye.

Covering Skye, Small Isles, Lewis, Benbecula and Barra and more, the practical Places section provides all you need to know about must-see sights and the best places to eat, drink, sleep and shop.

The routes suggested by Rough Guides' expert writers cover top attractions like The Cuillin and Callanish Standing Stones and hidden gems like Dunvegan Castle and Gardens and Gearrannan Blackhouse village.

Venture further afield to St Kilda or Raasay. This tells you why to go, how to get there, and what to see when you arrive.

Written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, our expert writers will help you make the most of your trip to Isle of Skye & the Western Isles.

Packed with pertinent practical information, this is a convenient companion when you're out and about exploring Isle of Skye & the Western Isles.

Features fresh magazine-style layout, inspirational colour photography and colour-coded maps throughout.

Includes invaluable background information on how to get to Isle of Skye & the Western Isles, getting around, tourist information, festivals and events, plus an A–Z directory.


Free eBook download with every purchase of a printed book to access all the content from your phone or tablet for on-the-road exploration.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781789196481
Series: Pocket Rough Guides
Publication Date: 9/30/2020
Next Edition Due: Q4.2023
Pages: 136
Dimensions: 100 x 191mm


This title is a part of Pocket Rough Guides

Pictorial, compact travel guides series to countries, cities and regions with a pull-out map and factual travel tips perfect for short trips and travellers seeking concise travel information and practical listings.

  • Concise practical travel information includes getting there, getting around, climate and safety tips, accommodation, food & drink advice and shopping essentials 

  • Things Not to Miss at the beginning of each guide

  • Colour-coded places chapters with key coverage of places and sights in points-of-interest structure

  • Recommendations for accommodation, restaurants, shops and leisure activities for all budgets

  • Pull-out detailed maps with marked-up key sights or listings

  • Printed on paper from responsible sources verified to meet FSC’s strict environmental and social standards

  • Free eBook with each purchased printed guide from May 2019

Format: 102 x 190mm

Price: £7.99-£8.99 | $12.99-$13.99

Extent: 128–208 pages


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4.3 out of 5, 7 global ratings

Amazon Customer

Gift purchase

Reviewed on August 08, 2022
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Bought as a gift. Had a quick peak and the book looks really good. So much so, I think I want to visit Skye as well now. Arrived promptly and in good condition.

Amazon Customer

Great little guide

Reviewed on June 08, 2022
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Great little guide to help you see aisle of Skye in all its glory Really useful to help plan your trip

Amazon Customer

Great little book,

Reviewed on February 17, 2022
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I am very happy with the information in this book,looking forward to using it this summer.

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