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Bothan Aonghais Self Catering

The local area is a haven for wildlife with Basking Sharks, Otters & Sea Eagles all spotted in the region.

Nearby places of interest include a fascinating “Museum of Island Life” which includes a set of nineteenth century thatched cottages, Flora MacDonald’s grave, the ruins of Duntulm Castle, an Iron Age “Souterrain” and a wee “fun” museum of local interest nearby – definitely worth a visit! The surrounding area is truly spectacular and an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise.

The area is known as the Trotternish Peninsula which has the amazing Quiraing mountain range with its dramatic rock formations, the Old Man of Storr and the magnificent Kilt Rock waterfall all within close proximity. One of the few sandy beaches on the island is located at Staffin on the east side of the peninsula. Also located in Staffin is the Columba 1400 centre with its own restaurant, which is highly recommended as a place to eat.

The Whitewave Outdoor centre just a short distance away offers a range of outdoor pursuits including kayaking, canoeing, sailing and guided walks and climbs across the hills and mountain paths.

The pretty fishing village of Uig is 5 miles away and is known as the gateway to the Outer Hebrides, with a ferry running from here to the Western Isles on a daily basis. Visitors can take a day trip from here to these fascinating isles. Uig has a number of excellent pubs and restaurants, a local bakery/shop and a pottery, all within walking distance. It is also the home of the Isle of Skye Brewery.

The island's capital, Portree, with its picturesque harbour full of boats, encircled by multi coloured restaurants and white washed cottages, is just 20 miles away. This bustling, atmospheric town boasts an excellent selection of interesting local shops, together with bars, restaurants and cafes. There is also a swimming pool and leisure centre. Boat trips run from Portree harbour to encounter the local sea life close to hand.

The area is a paradise for those who enjoy walking, climbing, fishing, sailing, kayaking, mountain biking, bird watching or just totally relaxing

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