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Owner address: Graeme & Elma Wood, Don Cottage, Bridge Road, Kemnay, Aberdeenshire, AB51 5QT     01467 268941    
Property Address: Aird Cottage, 6 North Duntulm, Isle of Skye, IV51 9UG


Trotternish Guide

The Trotternish Peninsula has some of the most spectacular scenery on the island where you can enjoy the dramatic land forms 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.

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 award winning hotel with excellent meals using local produce.
  • Flora MacDonald's Grave
  • 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
  • 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?
  • Fishing and Boat trips are available in Staffin visit the seal colony at Flodigarry Island and see if you spot any whales or dolphins.
  • Skyelight Candles - handmade candles in the Staffin workshop

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.

Rubha Hunish from Ben Volovaig

Rubha Hunish from Ben Volovaig
(by Colin Wilson)

Skye Museum of Island Life

Skye Museum of Island Life

Duntulm Castle and Tulm Bay

Duntulm Castle and Tulm Bay

 

The Cuillins from Portree, which is easily accessible from Aird Cottage by car or by bus.

The Cuillins from Portree
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