Points of Interest

Anait

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Said to have been an Iron Age promontory fort and reputedly an early Christian church and settlement.

Visited by Boswell & Johnson in 1773. This site is regarded as one of the most important Christian sites in the Hebrides.

Dunhallin

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The fort on the hill: comes from Gaelic and Norse. It is a prominent pre-historic stronghold being an Iron Age dun (700 BC – c550 AD)

Fairy Bridge

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Where the fairy wife of the Chief of MacLeod is said to have left him to return to her own people.

Hallin Church

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Manse and Church of Scotland ascribed to Telford.

Knockbreck – Dark Skies

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Fabulous views of the stars, the planets and the Milky Way.

Sgorr

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Fantastic area for seeing wildlife and for a cliff-top walk.

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Stein

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Plans for the proposed designed village can be viewed in the entrance hall of Stein Inn.

Stein Jetty – Dark Skies

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Public car park with access to the jetty where on clear nights you can see the stars, planets and the Milky Way.

Trumpan

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Legendary testing stone in grounds of the late Medieval (12th to 16th C. AD) church.

Trumpan – Dark Skies

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Car park with superb 360-degree views of the sky, the stars, and the Milky Way.

Unish

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Early 18th century ruined house & settlement, reputedly developed by Fife merchant venturers. You will pass it on the way to Waternish Point.

Waternish Point

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Waternish Point is marked by a lighthouse with magnificent views out to the Western Isles.

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"And in another journal, at another time, Dr. Johnson, standing near Waternish, said to his friend: "Boswell, we came in at the wrong end of this island." "Sir, it was best to keep this for last." "I would have it both first and last.""