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Waternish (or Vaternish) is a historic district on the Isle of Skye in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland situated on the peninsula to the north-west of the Isle with Loch Dunvegan to the west and Loch Snizort to the east. ‘Waternish’ comes from the Norse for ‘Vatnenes’ meaning ‘headland of the pond’ the area is made up of the small hamlets of Trumpan, Gillen, Hallistra, Hallin, Stein and Lusta all influenced by a mix of Gaelic and Viking culture. Well-known as the homeland of the historic Clan MacLeod, the area is steeped in Scottish Folklore; access to Waternish is across the Fairy Bridge, believed to be the site where the magical Fairy Flag was bestowed upon the Chief of the Clan MacLeod. With Ben Geary standing 284m high and stunning views across to the Outer Isles, Waternish is a popular tourist resort particularly for outdoor activities; it has the oldest inn on Skye dating from 1790, self-catering and b&b accommodation, an award winning sea-food restaurant, shops and amenities. Historic sites include the Dunhallen prehistoric stronghold and Rubha Dubh the site of an ancient battle between the MacLeods and the MacDonalds. Visitor attractions include Scotland’s only Exhibition Tannery and Arts and Crafts studios and galleries. There is a picturesque walk to the lighthouse at Waternish Point, which is an idyllic spot to watch whales, dolphins and seabirds in their natural habitat




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Shorefield Guest House (5.73 miles)

Shorefield Guest House
Shorefield House offers luxury accommodation in a quiet, loch side village location. Situated close to Dunvegan castle, the Waternish Peninsula and Portree, it offers an ideal place to stay to tour the island. Many excellent ... More | visit website
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Carters Rest (7.73 miles)

Carters Rest

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We are a purpose built guesthouse situated in one of the most beautiful areas of Skye and only ten minutes from the world famous Three Chimneys restaurant. The guesthouse offers ... More

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Bayside Gallery (9.35 miles)

Bayside Gallery

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Skeabost Country House (10.00 miles)

Skeabost Country House

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Skeabost Country House Hotel stands within large private grounds at the edge of Loch Snizort. The hotel is an ideal base for exploring the surrounding Scottish highlands and visiting the ... More

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Marmalade Hotel (15.08 miles)

Marmalade Hotel
Portree House is a grade ‘B’ listed building, which means it is protected by various rules and regulations set out by Historic Scotland controlling the development of old premises. Designed by the architect James Gillespie, the ... More | visit website
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Bosville Hotel (15.51 miles)

Bosville Hotel

Situated in Portree, the Islands Capital, our quality Hotel offers fresh, stress free accommodation with many rooms overlooking idyllic Portree harbour. We have an unrivalled reputation for superb, award winning cuisine created using the freshest ... More | visit website

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Dunsgiath Apartments (15.56 miles)

Dunsgiath Apartments

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- 4 Star apartments on the beautiful Isle of Skye - Free Wireless Broadband Access - LCD Satellite TV, CD & DVD player - Spectacular ... More

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Cuillin Hills Hotel (15.63 miles)

Cuillin Hills Hotel

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Superbly situated with breathtaking views over Portree Bay towards the grandiose Cuillin Mountain range. A very fine hotel, open all year round enjoying an excellent location for exploring the island.
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Flodigarry Country House Hotel (15.71 miles)

Flodigarry Country House Hotel

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Scottish ‘Country House Hotel of the Year’, Taste of Scotland/Macallan Award. Fine historic mansion house in secluded wooded grounds. Unsurpassed sea and mountain view. Superb en-suite bedrooms, log ... More


Old School House (15.78 miles)

Old School House
This traditional Victorian house dates from 1870 and is situated on the Isle of Skye. ... More

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