Trotternish Peninsula

Trotternish is one of the most spectacular landscapes in Britain. The great ridge which forms its backbone is the longest on Skye, and its unique eastern escarpment has been broken by Europe’s largest landslides into a remarkable landscape including the Old Man of Storr and the Quiraing.

The coastline is equally spectacular. Whilst the Kilt Rock and its waterfall are well known, much of the rest of the peninsula is bristling with sea stacks and pinnacles, its hidden features revealed only by walking.

Totternish was home to Flora MacDonald, the Jacobite Heroine who helped Bonnie Prince Charlie escape after the ill-fated Battle of Culloden and her grave is at the windswept north of the peninsula.

The Sky Museum of Highland Life, a preserved hamlet of thatched cottages, is near the grave a well worth a visit for an insight into harsh island life at the end of the 18th Century.