Local Attractions

The beautiful Waternish peninsula is situated in the North West corner of the Isle of Skye. Eilean Isay cottage is located in the village of Lusta with a 10 minute walk to the village of Stein (on the lochside) with the famous Stein Inn (oldest Inn on Skye) serving coffees and  bar food.   Here you will also find the Michelin starred Lochbay Seafood Restaurant, a Diving School (Dive & Sea the Hebrides) offering  boat trips out on the loch and beyond and a small  craft shop. A short walk from the cottage will take you to the only exhibition sheepskin tannery & showroom in Scotland called Skyeskyns –  a 5 star visitor attraction.    There are also a number of local galleries in the area.
The famous ‘Three Chimneys’ restaurant is approximately 20 minutes drive away and ‘The Old School House’ restaurant in Dunvegan a 15 minute drive – highly recommended.  In Dunvegan you will find the historic Dunvegan Castle, the stronghold of the MacLeod clan with its beautiful gardens and historic fairy flag. There are also small seal boat trips that can be taken from here as well as fishing boat trips. Dunvegan village has a mini market, two bakers shops, garage selling newspapers, post office, several tearooms, fruit & veg store. From Dunvegan it is a short drive and walk to the lovely Coral Beach sands.
For more about the island, feel free to visit:https://www.isleofskye.com/

Loch Bay Michelin Star Restaurant

Loch Bay Restaurant is a contemporary Scottish restaurant with classic French influences brought to you by Chef Patron Michael Smith, his wife Laurence and front of house team led by Graeme Creamer.

The restaurant is based in Stein, an old fishing village on the scenic north west Waternish peninsula on the Isle of Skye.

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Three Chimneys Restaurant

The Three Chimneys Restaurant and The House Over-By have been offering the very finest of Skye, Land and Sea for over thirty years now. We are one of the best Retreat, Eat and Sleep experiences in the world. Wonderful hospitality and a very warm welcome awaits all of our guests.
Find us on the B884 road from Dunvegan to Glendale, the single-track road that leads to the most westerly edge of the Island at Neist Point Lighthouse . We are just a few miles from Dunvegan Castle and the beautiful Coral Beach

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Dunvegan Castle

Any visit to the Isle of Skye is incomplete without savouring the wealth of history offered by Dunvegan Castle and Gardens. Dunvegan is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland and has been the ancestral home of the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod for 800 years.

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Skyeskyns Link

Skyeskyns is the only remaining commercial woolskin tannery in Scotland. Based in Waternish on the Isle of Skye with an additional retail outlet in Portree, the business has been in operation for 37 years. It is now managed by the second generation of the Hartwell family producing and stocking high quality, hand-crafted sheepskin and woollen goods.
In 2018, the family identified a more environmentally friendly process by switching from mineral-based tanning process to a plant-based process known as veg tan which uses mimosa bark. This change would also lead to an increase in production and business growth.

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Portree Harbour

Portree is situated off the Sound of Raasay. Portree harbour has a sheltered deep water anchorage which provides good shelter from all winds. Portree has a diverse shipping clientele and is a popular destination for cruise liners. During the summer months cruise liners land their passengers. The harbour is also home to a flourishing fishing fleet and a busy salmon farming industry.

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Ruins of Trumpan Church

On the peninsula itself, the ruined church of Trumpan with its terrible and bloodstained history is worthy of a visit. Following the massacre of the congregation of Trumpan Church in May, 1578 by the MacDonalds of Uist, the ensuing battle between them and the men of the Clan MacLeod resulted in the annihilation of the MacDonald perpetrators.
The battle was named the ‘Battle of the Spoiling of the Dyke’ or ‘Blar Milleadh Garaidh’ – so called because, when all was over the MacDonald clansmen were buried by the toppling of a great dyke or wall of turf onto their bodies. A famous ‘pibroch’ or pipe tune commemorates the event.

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