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Best things to do in Na h-Eileanan an Iar

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Historic Site
“An obvious choice really. Go to Alpacacino after for coffee and cake. Just down the road. ”
18local recommendations
Point of Interest
“A beautiful location to enjoy the naturally formed water falls from the Cuillin mountains. ”
19local recommendations
Art Gallery
“Arts centre, cafe, restaurant, cinema, workshops, concerts. A lively centre in the middle of Stornoway We love An Lanntair. ”
22local recommendations
Restaurant
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“Best restaurant in the area. Consistently good quality for at least 20 years. You do need to book it”
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Premise
“The oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland and the ancestral home of the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod for 800 years. Situated on banks of sea loch of Dunvegan.”
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Distillery
“Great way to experience the process of creating the oldest single malt scotch whisky made by the sea”
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Restaurant
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“Within a short drive, over on the Duirinish Peninsula, the Three Chimneys is another fine dining venue that Skye has to offer.”
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Natural Feature
“You can do castles, scenery or whiskey but not all in one day! Big island with so many things to do from fantastic beaches, impressive mountains, gift shops and whiskey tasting. Go off the beaten track for the best places. ”
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Castle
“The Lews Castle is set in spectacular surroundings. The castle and the grounds around make a pleasant walk. ”
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Mountain
“Iconic scenery and one of Skye most visited areas so is generally very busy at peak times of the day.”
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Lighthouse
“Stunning views and rugged coastline. The lighthouse is now automated and does not have a keeper. Good level of fitness required due to the amount of steps down to the lighthouse. car parking can be tricky due to the limited space available and its popularity.”
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Pizza Place
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“A great break from the fish & chips/burger & chips of so many places, this does pizzas and nice snacks and good coffee. It is pronounced 'she-a'.”
23local recommendations
Lodging
“about 2 hours driving through spectacular scenery.. seafood. great pub and great views.”
22local recommendations
Museum
“Located on the Trotternish Peninsula this is a true insight into the way of life on the Isle of Skye through the centuries ”
19local recommendations
Restaurant
“Lovely, nostalgic and friendly. The Old Scool house is a great choice for eating, offering both midday and evening meals with a delicious menu ”
16local recommendations
Museum
“Great if you are interested in history, particularly the MacLeod Clan. Nice castle gardens in spring / summer and seal boat trips”
14local recommendations