Fairies,myths & legends
The dictionary definition of a fairy is 'a small supernatural being with magical powers. '
On this spectacular Fairies, Myths & Legends tour we delve into the whimsical fairy realm, meeting fairies both good and bad in legend and literature. In Scotland fairys have been around since Celtic times, and fairy forms, both good and evil, were very much a part of Celtic folklore.
Even after many Celtic beliefs were banished as 'pagan' with the coming of Christianity, people still believed in fairies - indeed, they enjoyed quite a high profile in the romantic Elizabethan era appearing in plays and poems. But it was the sentimental Victorians who really gave fairies their everlasting place in society.
On this tour we will visit a number of enchanting places on the spectacular Island of Skye. The tour is based upon a number of legends, historic otherworldly locations and events that are part of the mythology and foklore of Skye.
The Fairy Glen: A supernatural wonder of bizarre and beautiful miniature grassy cone-shaped hills, the distinctive peak is known as Castle Ewen.
St. Columba Island: Ancient sacred Burial Ground and site of the cathedral church of the Bishops of the Isles from 1079 to 1498. This burial ground is the resting place of 28 MacNicol chiefs. Here you will find ancient ruins and graves, stretching back over many centuries.
The Fairy Bridge: This is where a MacLeod Chieftain bade farewell to his wife of 20 years. She was of fairy kind and wanted to go back to her own people, bidding farewell at the fairy bridge.
Dunvegan Castle: One of Scotland's oldest inhabited castles. Home to the chief's of Clan MacLeod for over 850 years, see and hear the famous fairy flag stories.
Giant Angus MacAskill Museum: Angus was the tallest recorded scotsman ever to have lived. Standing at 7ft 8in tall and weighing 425lbs.
Dun Beag Broch: Remains of a high status dwelling from the Iron Age, with incredible views over Loch Bracdale.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Visit Scotland Portree Information Centre, Bayfield House,
End location: Will be at the same place as the meeting point.
Duration: 7 hours 30 min.
2016 Vauxhall Zafira Tourer with plenty of room to accomodate six passengers comfortably. The light, bright clean interior makes every journey a plesent one.
Included in the tour is your local guide/chauffer/historian. Expertly led fully guided tour. All admission fees, along with light snacks and refreshments. Throughout the tour we also provide whisky as and when requested. In the vehicle we have a very interesting collection of faerie, mythology and foklore books to browse over.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
5 GBP - Souvenirs
Any items of personal purchase and meals.
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Michelle is amazing - her knowledge of the area and history was 5 star. The tour was everything I wanted. THANKS!