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 Waternish21 hours ago
Mmmm.... lucky guests!
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Visit Waternish1 day ago
We are having some lovely auroras at the moment. In this photo by Andy Stables you can make out the curtaining effect. Waternish has 3 UK Dark Sky Discovery sites to view our wonderful night skies. But if you are staying on Waternish and it is a clear night you can probably just switch the outside lights off, get acclimatised to the dark and enjoy! (Maybe do a bit of research the best way to look at the sky)
#visitwaternish #skye #darksky
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Visit Waternish2 days ago
So the dark skies are back. Late cancellation means we have availability at half term.
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Visit Waternish is at Isle of Skye.5 days ago
On our journey around the businesses of Waternish we come to our final member Lynne Forrester, Artist - or she might be the first business you come to as you arrive on Waternish! At the moment please see Lynne’s work on her website or from 12th October at an exhibition at the Steadings Gallery, Balmacara Square IV40 8DJ. She is renowned for her soft, atmospheric landscapes and cloudscapes from her view in Lochbay, Waternish. At present though she is doing something different ‘30 Paintings in 30 Days’.
#visitwaternish #visitscotland #skye

https://www.visit-waternish.co.uk/listings/lynnes-art-shed/
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Visit Waternish5 days ago
Good morning!
If the weather holds, we'll be open next weekend. Keep your fingers crossed! We're definitely open this weekend though so you can get one last Yurt 2020 experience in 😊

Today Skye Cakes Biscoff cake for treats with tomato, lentil and thyme soup for lunch.
See you soon x

#skyetime #yurtday #cakeandcoffeetime
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Visit Waternish6 days ago
A wonderful aurora Andy!
#visitwaternish #darkskies

"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... "