PLACES TO GO
In the area
Must see sights include nearby Dunvegan Castle, the seat of clan MacLeod for 800 years. It is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland. When the weather permits, there are excellent seal trips from the jetty within the grounds. Continue along this road down the peninsula and you will come to the starting point of the walk for the Coral Beach, a beautiful white beach made entirely of coral, in stark contrast to the black beaches commonly found on Skye.
The pretty fishing village of Portree lies just half an hour away, and is arguably the main hub of the island. There are lots of little shops to explore and many guided tours and boat trips start from here, It's a great place to fill up on fish and chips sitting in the harbour.
In the north-west of Skye, a pretty drive through the village of Glendale takes you to Neist Point. With dramatic cliffs and a lighthouse, it is often cited as a photographers paradise. The walk down to the lighthouse and back up, takes around an hour, depending on how fit you are! It is very steep and it is slippery in the wet so it is better planned for the drier days on Skye.
In the north-east of the island, the trotternish peninsula is home to the world famous Quiraing, a great place for walking in breathtaking surroundings. It is also home to The Old Man of Storr, and Kilt Rock. The port of Uig, is also located in trotternish where the ferry terminal is for sailings to the Outer Isles.
Other pleasant days out include a visit to the Talisker distillery in Carbost, for a whisky tour finding out about the process of distilling and of course a tasting! (Booking is advisable). The Fairy Pools in Glenbrittle, are also reachable when touring this area.
Please ask if you would like any assistance planning your days out! There is plenty more to see.
Skye has a reputation as the "Foodie island" and it is easy to see why!
We are spoilt with the Loch Bay Restaurant just a few minutes away here in Waternish, Edinbane Lodge is a 15 minute drive and The Three Chimneys (25 minutes drive) in Colbost. (Advance booking for both of these restaurants is absolutely necessary.)
In addition there are great Inns such as the Edinbane Inn or the Old Inn in Carbost or of course our local Stein Inn for something more relaxed (now reopened as of 29 April 2021)
The Old School Restaurant in Dunvegan also offers a good range of dishes.
A whole host of great restaurants are available in Portree covering a range of styles and price brackets. Speak to us for recommendations!