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Driving Scotland's Highlands

Broadford to Portree (70 miles)

Heading northwest the next morning, continue on the A87 to Portree, with its tiny harbor and pastel-colored cottages. For lunch, stop at Harbour View Seafood Restaurant (lunch for two $50) for briny Loch Harport oysters on the half shell. Behind the wheel again, hop on the A855, which follows the coast of the Trotternish peninsula, and keep your eyes peeled for the Old Man of Storr, a fingerlike rock formation on your left side. Just past the village of Staffin, turn left onto a road marked Quiraing, a 10-mile mountain route that winds through some of Scotland’s most scenic and untamed terrain. On the other side, follow signs for the A87; from here it’s a 16-mile drive back to Portree, home to Skye’s first boutique property, the Bosville Hotel (doubles from $205).

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