Kilt Rock

Northern Skye Scenic Drive

Learn about the fascinating history and topography of the Isle of Skye on this scenic drive through the north.

Included in your cruise
  • Fascinating history
  • Stunning scenery
  • Rock formations and dramatic cliffs
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Difficulty level

    Level 1: For everyone*

  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Max. passengers


  • Booking Code


  • Notices

    Warm, waterproof clothing recommended.

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, featuring a waterfall tumbling to the pebbled shore below. Enjoy a short time here to absorb the scenery and take photographs. Continuing north, you’ll pass the township of Staffin, which overlooks the sandy Staffin Bay. You will then drive around the northern tip of the island, hearing more of the myths and legends of Skye. Upon arrival to the settlement of Kilmuir, you’ll learn some interesting facts before walking to the graveyard to see Flora MacDonald’s grave. Stand on this windswept and beautiful spot and look out over the Minch in the direction of the archipelago of the Western Isles. From there, Flora MacDonald and Bonnie Prince Charlie crossed the sea to Skye on a stormy Saturday night at the end of June 1746.

Practical information:

  • Remarks/requirements: Warm, waterproof clothing recommended.

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

  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes.

  • Language: English.