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18 Reasons The Isle Of Skye Is Probably The UK’s Most Epic Destination

This island in the Highlands is a real-life fairytale.

Photo: visitscotland.com.

Scotland is widely considered to be home to the most epic scenery in the UK. Of course, the Lake District in England and Snowdonia in Wales aren’t too shabby but, pound for pound, we think Scottish landscapes take the biscuit. Honestly, head north of Glasgow and Edinburgh and you’ll wind up taking enough eye-melting photos to break Instagram in half.

But where, in this country of epic-ness, is the most epic place of all? Going in blind and trying to find Scotland’s most epic place on the wing of a prayer, is like trying to find an epic needle in a haystack of epic. Around every bend, around every loch and tree, there’s a pretender to the crown; a view so good that it might make you forget the awesome view you saw a minute earlier.

Screen Shot: Google Maps.

We hopped in our car recently and drove 647 miles from South East London to the Isle of Skye. We did this to see for ourselves whether the Isle of Skye was Scotland’s, and therefore the UK’s, most epic destination. The drive might have taken 16 hours, with numerous coffee breaks along the way, but when we got there we instantly forgot the deep ache in our clutch-pushing leg and knew in our heart that the journey had been worth the effort.

We’ve compiled together our own photos, with some of the best the internet has to offer, in a bid to prove once and for all why Skye is an absolute must visit for outdoor adventurers everywhere. Prepare your eyes for some seriously epic #EarthPorn.

1) Epic Reflections.

Photo: Jack Clayton.

 

2) Epic Old Man (Of Storr).

Photo: Jack Clayton.

 

3) More Epic Reflections.

Photo: Jack Clayton.

4) Epic Place For A Road Sign.

Photo: Jack Clayton.

 

5) Epic Place For Some Sheep.

Photo: Jack Clayton.

 

6) Epic Place To Stand.

Photo: Imgur.com (via Distractify.com).

7) So. Much. Epic.

 

8) Epic Roads.

Photo: Raiden 316 (via deviantart.com).

 

9) Epic Hiking.

Photo: livefortheoutdoors.com.

10) Epic Cliff Faces.

Photo: thousandwonders.net.

 

11) Epic Tree.

Photo: Russell Sherwood.

 

12) Epic Mist. Epic Clouds. Epic.

Photo: petebarnesphotography.co.uk.

13) Epic Danny MacAskill.

Screen Shot: The Ridge (featuring Danny Macaskill).

 

14) Epic Old Man Of Storr (Again).

Photo: Buchowski (via imbuchowski.tumblr.com).

 

15) Epic Lord Of The Rings Vibes.

Photo: stewartsmithphotography.co.uk.

 

16) Epic Footpaths.

Photo: Jack Clayton.

 

17) #Epic #CheckOutTheEpic

Photo: Jack Clayton.

 

18) Epic Water.

Photo: thobareisen.de.

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