The Trotternish Peninsula has some of the most spectacular scenery on the island, and you can enjoy the dramatic landforms that naturally occur here, including sea cliffs, stacks, sea caves, and waterfalls.
Whether your interests lie in photography; walking; fishing; geology; galleries; nature; sport; or just getting away from it all; the Trotternish area has it all.
Here is a sample of places to visit, all within a short driving distance from the cottage:
- Old Man of Storr – 200 ft rock pinnacle – the views and rock formations here are dramatic
- Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls – This is a 200 ft sea cliff (with waterfall) which has the appearance of pleats in a tartan kilt. There is a viewpoint here
- The Quiraing – either walking or driving
- Trotternish Ridge walk – High-level walk. Spectacular views throughout
- The Skye Museum of Island Life – the thatched cottages show island life in the nineteenth century
- Kilvaxter Souterrain – underground stone-lined tunnel from the Iron Age
- Ceumannan – Staffin Ecomuseum is a museum without walls
- Staffin Museum – local geological and fossil specimens, as well as representative artefacts illustrating the prehistory and social history of Trotternish
- Flodigarry Country House Hotel – An award-winning hotel with excellent meals using local produce
- Flora MacDonald’s Grave; Flora was famous for helping Bonnie Prince Charlie escape from Scotland after the defeat of the Jacobites at the Battle of Culloden in 1746
- Trotternish Art Gallery – a short walk from the cottage, you will find Susie and Bill Lawrence who are photographer and artist respectively
- Duntulm Castle Ruins; during the 17th century it was the seat of the chiefs of Clan MacDonald of Sleat
- Whitewave Outdoor Centre – offers a wide range of outdoor activities
- The Isle of Skye Brewery – visit and sample the local beers in Uig
- Uig Pottery – why not try making pottery yourself?
- Skyelight Candles – handmade candles in the Staffin workshop
- See a variety of wildlife and breathtaking scenery around the sea cliffs and outcrops of the Trotternish peninsula. These cruises and fishing trips leave from Uig
- The Single Track café provides coffee and cakes to die for, so why not sample for yourself? The cafe is just a mile from our cottage
- The Outer Hebrides is easily accessible for any extra trips you may want to make
- On the beach at An Corran, Staffin, are some remarkable dinosaur footprints!
- Visit the Rubha Hunish Bothy for whales and dolphin spotting, and only a short distance from the cottage.
If all these activities are not enough, the island offers a variety of other interests including a Horse Riding Centre, Talisker Distillery, Dunvegan Castle, various galleries and many more attractions.