Welcome to Visit Waternish, the website for the Waternish peninsula on the Isle of Skye

The magic of Waternish begins with Fairy Bridge, just as you leave the road from Portree to Dunvegan. The spellbinding panorama of Loch Bay leads your eyes to Dunvegan Head, and round to the Minch and to North and South Uist on the horizon. From Trumpan and Geary the views move further north to Harris and Lewis – all these islands being part of the Outer Hebrides or the Western Isles.

Waternish offers more than beautiful views and landscapes. Enjoy the taste of Skye with some of the best fresh local food and drink the island has to offer, as well as some of its leading tourist attractions. Waternish boasts some of the best sunset and night sky gazing locations in Scotland, all of which you can do from the comfort of one of the many Self Catering and Bed and Breakfast accommodations within the area.

Step in and discover the magic… #visitwaternish

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Visit Waternish

The magic of Waternish begins with Fairy Bridge, just as you leave the road from Portree to Dunvegan. The spellbinding panorama of Loch Bay leads your eyes to Dunvegan Head, and round to the Minch and to North and South Uist on the horizon. From Trumpan and Geary the views move further north to Harris and Lewis - all these islands being part of the Outer Hebrides or Western Isles. This north-western corner of the Isle of Skye epitomises Scotland at its most rugged, beautiful & breath-taking. There are so many Things to Do from exploring the rich history & wildlife of the area, to visiting the many local shops (tucked away where you least expect them) - seeing artists and craftspeople at work. You may also stay awhile and have a meal at the reknowned sea food restaurant or at the Isle of Skye's oldest inn (pub). We have a variety of accommodation to offer, from Bed and Breakfasts to Self Catering Cottages. Scotland's only working Tannery, shopping galore and stunning sea views. A visit to Scotland is not complete without the Isle of Skye and a visit to the Isle of Skye is not complete without a visit to Waternish
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Visit Waternish2 days ago
Fun for all the family
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Visit Waternish shared Stein Inn's post.2 weeks ago
You may have seen in the news in the last few days, the launch of a great new development, The Hebridean Whisky Trail https://hebrideanwhisky.com This is fabulous news for whisky & Gin in the Hebrides. Of course an ideal place to come and stay and sample these whiskies and over a hundred others is Stein Inn. We wish the venture every success.
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Visit Waternish shared Skyeskyns's post.2 weeks ago
What more can we say!
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Visit Waternish shared The Boys Eat Scotland's video.3 weeks ago
Nice to see the boys are back on Waternish. Thanks for the mention.
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We are coming up to the time of year when we do 4-day breaks at Creagach Cottage Skye - All Skye's great restaurants stay open most of the year so you can dine well. The views become even more dramatic with the ever changing skies and the roads are quieter. It's a perfect time to visit Skye and especially Visit Waternish. Tag a friend who enjoys good food, wood burner snuggles and aurora spotting. Remember to click on the wee cog and select view in HD for the best quality images Full availability at www.creagachcottageskye.co.uk
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Visit Waternish shared Skyeskyns's photo.3 weeks ago
#ThrowbackThursday and a little nod to the members of the Associated Clan MacLeod Societies who are coming to the end of their 2018 Parliament:
We thought we'd share this photo of the formal opening of Skyeskyns in 1986 attended by two John MacLeods: Chief John on the right with the fleece, and John MacLeod, the first Skyeskyns tanner, on the left hand side holding the plaque. A plaque you can still see today just by the entrance to the tannery. On the right hand side is Clive Hartwell, who founded Skyeskyns with his wife Lydia.
#KeepingTraditionAlive #ComeHome2Skyeskyns
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Visit Waternish shared Creagach Cottage Skye's post.3 weeks ago
It’s the height of our summer season in Scotland with lots of folks from all over the world enjoying our beautiful country. We thank you for choosing Scotland, Skye and Creagach Cottage. Skye is so much more than the big 5 tourist focused sites where day tourists flock. Yes these sites are busy (but 95% of the Island is not as busy as you may have read by a few fake news reporters out there) We are lucky at Creagach Cottage to be tucked away in Skye’s most beautiful Waternish Penninsula with so much to see and do on the doorstep.

There’s lots for tips in the cottage on great places to visit on the island where you will find peace and quiet away from the main tourist hotspots.

September and October are lovely months to visit as the days are still long and the midges have gone, along with some of the day trippers! We have availability in both months. Don’t believe the dramatic reports that Skye is full! How many tourists can you spot in this picture? Come and Visit Waternish and Skye and chill out at Creagach Cottage.

"We came by the Fairy Bridge upon Waternish and I set down in my journal that we are entered into this enchanted world where land and sea and sky conspire to steal your heart and take your breath away... "