Northern Skye Scenic Drive

Excursion

Free

Duration

3hrs

Season

Available all year

Min. number

0 travellers

Booking code

INCL-PRT2


Learn about the fascinating history and topography of the Isle of Skye on this Northern scenic drive.
  • Fascinating history

  • Stunning scenery

  • Rock formations and dramatic cliffs

  • Suitable for all abilities


Head North from Portree onto the Trotternish Peninsula, passing the curious rock outcrop known as the Old Man of Storr. You’ll see Kilt Rock – a dramatic 200-foot-high cliff marked in an almost tartan-like pattern caused by the rock strata, with a waterfall tumbling to the pebbled shore below.  Enjoy a brief time here to absorb the scenery and take photographs. Continuing the journey north, pass the crofting township of Staffin which overlooks the sandy Staffin Bay and drive around the northern tip of the island, hearing more of the myths and legends of Skye.  On arrival at the settlement of Kilmuir, you’ll learn some interesting facts before walking to the Graveyard to Flora MacDonald’s grave. When you stand on this windswept and beautiful spot you look out over the Minch in the direction of the archipelago of the Western isles. It was from there that Flora and Bonnie Prince Charlie were brought over the sea to Skye on a stormy Saturday night at the end of June 1746.

Practical information

Practical information: 

  • Remarks/requirements: Warm, waterproof clothing recommended.

  • Walking information: At guests' discretion, mainly flat and even.

  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes.

  • Language: English.