What to see and do in our area

Kilmuir has something of everything; for the walker the Trotternish ridge is on our doorstep and for the less intrepid, there are lovely coastal walks. Ornithologists will find much of interest - there are golden eagles in the hills behind the house and the rasping call of the elusive comcrake, one of the rarest birds in Britain can be heard on neighbouring crofts.

The famous Quiraing, part of the Trotternish Ridge, a walker's paradise

For those interested in the past, Kilmuir has a lively involvement in its history; we, the community, have excavated a 2000 year old Iron Age souterrain (underground passage) about a mile from Kilmuir House.  Visitors are welcome- a torch is provided!  The community is also involved in a project to restore the crumbling ruins of Duntulm castle which are set on a spectacular headland three miles to the north.

Duntulm Castle ruins
The Flora MacDonald monument, Kilmuir

For the more energetically inclined, sea kayaking is available locally and mountain bikes can also be hired. During the summer,there are day trips to the Outer Hebrides from Uig (3 miles away) which include a bus tour to places of interest on the Western Isles.

The Skye Museum of Island Life, a collection of thatched cottages displaying the way of life in days gone by, is just up the road from us, as is the monument and grave of Flora MacDonald, the Highland Heroine who helped Prince Charlie escape "over the sea to Skye".  The place where they landed is visible from our windows, looking just as deserted as it did in those days.

Part of the Skye Museum, Kilmuir

For futher information about our area please visit the links below

Official Skye Website
Isle of Skye Virtual Tour

Trotternish - The Scenery
Skye Birds
Plant Life of Trotternish
Skye Museum of Island Life

Nature Notes from Skye
Travel Links To Skye & Lochalsh
Winter In Skye & Lochalsh
Isle of Skye Access Panel

Red-throated diver
on a Trotternish loch