Top things to do in Trotternish

Top Choice Natural Feature in Trotternish


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…
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, …
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…
Cafe in Trotternish

Single Track

This turf-roofed, timber-clad art gallery and espresso bar will be familiar to fans of British TV's Grand Designs – it was featured on the Channel 4 series in 2012. The owners are serious about their coffee, and it'…
Museum in Trotternish

Staffin Dinosaur Museum

In an old stone barn by the roadside, this museum houses an interesting collection of dinosaur footprints, ammonites and other fossils discovered in the local Jurassic sandstones, which have become a focus for dinos…
Area in Trotternish

Fairy Glen

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

Duntulm Castle

Near the tip of the Trotternish Peninsula is the ruined MacDonald fortress of Duntulm Castle, which was abandoned in 1739, reputedly because it was haunted. From the red telephone box 800m east of the castle, a fain…
Food & Drinks in Trotternish

Isle of Skye Brewery

If you’ve time to kill while waiting for a ferry at Uig, the Isle of Skye Brewery shop sells locally brewed ales by the bottle, as well as gifts and souvenirs.