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THINGS TO SEE & DO
A selection of things to see and do in and around the Dunvegan area.
For history lovers:
Dunvegan Castle, seat of the Clan MacLeod. After a tour of the castle, where you can see the Fairy Flag (the treasured possession of the Clan MacLeod), you could walk through the beautifully maintained castle gardens and perhaps take one of the regular seal-spotting boat trips out along Loch Dunvegan.
For the more energetic:
What could be better than to climb one of the two MacLeod's Tables or, for those who prefer their walking to be less of an uphill struggle, perhaps take a leisurely walk out to the MacLeod's Maidens.
For lovers of wildlife and nature:
In addition to the spectacular sunsets we experience here in Skye, from time to time we are treated to amazing displays of the Northern Lights.
Skye is a fantastic place to view sharks, dolphins, porpoises, otters, seals, sea eagles, golden eagles, buzzards, merlins, sparrowhawks, herons, highland cattle and, of course, the inevitable sheep.
For art lovers:
Skye in general is home to many talented artists and Dunvegan is no exception. Well worth a visit are the Croft Studio in Dunvegan, the Dun Studio in Roskhill, Orbost Gallery, the Raven Press Gallery in Colbost and Skyescape Gallery in Harlosh..
For museums with a difference. :
Giant MacAskill Museum and Colbost Croft Museum.
For water lovers:
Fresh water loch trout fishing, sea angling trips, rock fishing and diving are all available locally.
There are beaches at Varkasaig (black volcanic sand) and Coral Bay (not actual coral but tiny fragments of a type of seaweed, giving the beach a brilliant white appearance in bright sunshine).
For food lovers:
The Three Chimneys Restaurant at Colbost, The Old Schoolhouse Restaurant In Dunvegan and the Lochbay Restaurant and Stein Inn, both in Waternish.
For freshly baked rolls for your breakfast and fruit scones for your afternoon tea:
For spectacular scenery:
Finally, just in case you are tempted never to leave Dunvegan, there are fabulous views at some of our favourite places in Skye - The Old Man of Storr, Fairy Glen, Kilt Rock, Loch Coruisk, Neist Point, Waternish Bay and, of course, the magnificent Cuillins - and that's just the north end of the island.