The Skye Guide is an independent and personal view of the Isle of Skye. The things that are included in the guide are here because I like them - and because I think you might too. If something is not included, it may be because I would not recommend it to you, but it may be simply that I have not experienced it.
I am happy with that ambiguity...
Trumpan Church, Waternish
The ruins of Trumpan Church stand at the far north end of the Waternish Road, at NG225612. The site has a whole lot of stories to tell…
The Battle of the Spoiling of the Dyke
In 1578, Trumpan Church was the site of a revenge attack on the MacLeods by the MacDonalds of Uist. The MacDonalds crept up on the church, which was filled by a worshipping congregation. They barred the only door and set fire to the thatch, killing all the occupants save one young girl. She died of her injuries, but was instrumental in raising the alarm and thus securing the butchering of all the MacDonalds by the men of MacLeod of Dunvegan. The corpses of the MacDonalds were dragged back up the hill and then buried by collapsing a turf wall onto them – hence the conflict was named the "Battle of the Spoiling of the Dyke". It is said that human bones are turned up here to this day.
Northwest Skye - MacLeod's Maidens
Close to Idrigill Point, at the southern tip of the Duirinish peninsula, stand three very impressive sea stacks in an appropriately dramatic setting. These are the famous Macleod’s Maidens. The tallest stack – the mother – rises over 70m out of the sea. She is accompanied by her two daughters, standing just off the cliffs of Maidens’ Point (Rubha na Maighdeanan) at NG243362.
The 16km return walk to Macleod’s Maidens is one of Skye’s classic and popular trips. It is on an easy to follow path all the way until the final few hundred metres.
Sleat - Point of Sleat
This is a walk to the southernmost point of Skye. The route is around 8 Km in total, partly on a good vehicle track and partly on rough paths. There is an excellent beach on the way and, at the point itself, some wonderful rock formations, a lighthouse and great views to Eigg, Rum and the mainland.
The Three Chimneys, Colbost
The Three Chimneys holds long list of other domestic and international recognition and awards, including 5 Gold Stars from VisitScotland, a coveted Gold EatScotland Award and a 5 Star AA rating. It has had countless superlative critiques in newspapers and magazines and restaurant guides around the globe. It truly is "Skye's world famous restaurant".