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.

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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 Waternish shared a post.13 hours ago
What can I say!!!
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Visit Waternish shared a post.2 days ago
Have a relaxing winter guys!
A super day out to something so amazing! But you would really be advised to book in advance ... and to bear in mind the weather up here!
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Visit Waternish shared a photo.2 days ago
Well done to all involved.What a night!
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The Milky way and an aurora from Hazelbank, the night skies around the island are stunning at the moment, suceded and preceded by superb sunrises and sunsets.
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Visit Waternish shared a post.2 weeks ago
Roger, one of our members from Hazelbank, has headed for one of our 3 dark skies site at Trumpen Church to take a stunning picture of the church, the milky way along with the aurora.
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Visit Waternish shared a post.3 weeks ago
Divers Eye based at Stein recently hosted Susanne Arbuckle as part of her - "Adventures around Scotland" trip, which is part of the campaign leading up to 2020 Year of Coasts and Waters - here is the link to her epic trip https://www.adventuresaroundscotland.com/scotland-travel-blog/west-coast-scotland-roadtrip?fbclid=IwAR1-eG1qDhJST16gq_gWVg6yK00HMIYqrx42e668SjxtkdDRK0GrWiQArGg

"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... "