Close Attractions

Dunvegan Castle

Castle opens all year (facilities Mar-Oct). Historic castle &gardens. Seal boat trips, restaurant and shops. 10am-5pm summer/11am-4pm winter. The home of the chiefs of MacLeod for nearly 800 years. Believed to be the oldest inhabited castle in Britain, and certainly the most significant on Skye. Dunvegan Castle is home to all manner of outlandish fiction and blood-curdling fact. Excellent water garden and a particularly cruel dungeon!

Wildlife

The area around Glendale is wonderful for wildlife, with excellent bird-watching on the sea cliffs and shore. Whales, porpoises and dolphins are regularly seen from Neist Point.

The fields around Milovaig and Glendale are carpetted with wild flowers.

MacLeod's Tables

Impressive flat-topped mountains, Healabhal Mor (1538 ft) and Healabhal Beag (1601 ft) rise in gentle contrast to the jagged peaks of the Black Cuillins.

The Coral Beaches

Formed from a rare form of calcified sea-weed, these gorgeous white beaches make a superb place for a picnic.

Borreraig Park Museum

Open all year. Acclaimed local history/heritage museum and purveyor of chanters, silver, knitwear, wool and other quality goods made on Skye by over 40 local craft workers. Open 10am-6pm.

The Northern Lights

The absence of light pollution makes Glendale an amazing place to watch the Night Sky, with the Milky Way clearly visible overhead after dark and Shooting Stars streaking overhead.

On Autumn and Spring nights, when conditions are right, the Aurora Borealis provides an awesome and very beautiful spectacle over Loch Pooltiel.

Diving & Shipwrecks

The crystal clear waters are excellent for diving and there are a number of well-preserved ship-wrecks on the ocean floor around the Duirinish Coast. These include the ss Chadwick which ran aground at the mouth of Oisgill Bay in 1892 and the ss Doris which crashed onto Neist Point in 1909.