Attractions

Top Choice Natural Feature in Trotternish

Quiraing

Staffin Bay is dominated by the dramatic basalt escarpment of the Quiraing: its impressive land-slipped cliffs and pinnacles constitute one of Skye’s most remarkable landscapes. From a parking area at the highest po…
Castle in Dunvegan (Dun Bheagain)

Dunvegan Castle

Skye’s most famous historic building, and one of its most popular tourist attractions, Dunvegan Castle is the seat of the chief of Clan MacLeod. In addition to the usual castle stuff – swords, silver and family port…
Visitor Centre in Kyleakin (Caol Acain)

Bright Water Visitor Centre

The community-run visitor centre serves as a base for tours of Eilean Ban – the island used as a stepping stone by the Skye Bridge – where Gavin Maxwell (author of Ring of Bright Water) spent the last 18 months of h…
Museum in Armadale

Museum of the Isles

Just along the road from Armadale pier is the part-ruined Armadale Castle, former seat of Lord MacDonald of Sleat. The neighbouring museum will tell you all you ever wanted to know about Clan Donald, and also provid…
Cave in Elgol (Ealaghol)

Spar Cave

Just west of Elgol is the Spar Cave, famously visited by Sir Walter Scott in 1814 and mentioned in his poem 'Lord of the Isles'. The 80m-deep cave is wild, remote and filled with beautiful flowstone formations. It i…
Natural Feature in Trotternish

Old Man of Storr

The 50m-high, pot-bellied pinnacle of crumbling basalt known as the Old Man of Storr is prominent above the road 6 miles north of Portree. Walk up to its foot from the car park at the northern end of Loch Leathan (2…
Museum in Trotternish

Skye Museum of Island Life

The peat-reek of crofting life in the 18th and 19th centuries is preserved in the thatched cottages, croft houses, barns and farm implements of the Skye Museum of Island Life. Behind the museum is Kilmuir Cemetery, …
Cultural Centre in Portree (Port Righ)

Aros Centre

On the southern edge of Portree, the Aros Centre is a combined visitor centre, book and gift shop, restaurant, theatre and cinema. The new St Kilda Exhibition details the history and culture of these remote rocky ou…
Area in Trotternish

Fairy Glen

Just south of Uig, a minor road (signposted ‘Sheader and Balnaknock’) leads in a mile or so to the Fairy Glen, a strange and enchanting natural landscape of miniature conical hills, rocky towers, ruined cottages and…
Beach in Dunvegan (Dun Bheagain)

Coral Beaches

From the end of the minor road beyond Dunvegan Castle entrance, an easy 1-mile walk leads to the Coral Beaches – a pair of blindingly white beaches composed of the bleached exoskeletons of coralline algae known as m…