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Skye Museum of Island Life

Kilmuir, Portree IV51 9UE, UK

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About Skye Museum of Island Life

The Skye Museum of Island Life is a museum in Kilmuir, Skye, Scotland, dedicated to preserving a township of thatched cottages as they would have been on Skye at the end of the 18th century.



Attractions near Skye Museum of Island Life

Quiraing6.44km from Skye Museum of Island Life

The Quiraing is a landslip on the eastern face of Meall na Suiramach, the northernmost summit of the Trotternish on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. The whole of the Trotternish Ridge escarpment was formed by a great series of landslips; the Quiraing is the only part of the slip still moving – the road at its base, near Flodigarry, requires repairs each year.

Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls12.95km from Skye Museum of Island Life

The spectacular 55 metres (180 ft) tall sea-cliffs of Kilt Rock are made of dolerite rock strata in many different colours. Kilt Rock boasts a dramatic waterfall- Mealt Falls, created from the outflow of Loch Mealt. Mealt Falls plummets from the top of the cliffs to the rock-laden coast below.

The Storr20.32km from Skye Museum of Island Life

The Storr is a rocky hill on the Trotternish peninsula of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. The hill presents a steep rocky eastern face and gentler grassy slopes to the west. The area in front of the cliffs of the Storr is known as the Sanctuary. This has a number of weirdly shaped rock pinnacles, the remnants of ancient landslips. Most day-trippers wander around the Sanctuary, admiring the pinnacles and gazing up at the Storr's eastern cliffs. Walkers can easily ascend to the summit as well. The S

Dunvegan Castle & Gardens27km from Skye Museum of Island Life

Dunvegan castle is built on an elevated rock overlooking an inlet on the eastern shore of Lake Dunvegan. The castle was first built in the 13th century and developed piecemeal over the centuries. In the 19th century the whole castle was remodelled in a mock-medieval style. It is the seat of the MacLeod of MacLeod, chief of the Clan MacLeod.

Neist Point35.46km from Skye Museum of Island Life

Neist Point is a viewpoint on the most westerly point of Isle of Skye. Neist Point Lighthouse has been located there since 1909. Whales, dolphins, porpoises, and basking shark can be seen from the point.

Fairy Pools46.06km from Skye Museum of Island Life

The Fairy Pools are a natural waterfall in Glen Brittle on the Isle of Skye. The pools are a vivid blue and are a popular place for wild swimmers who brave the cold waters. The habitat of the Fairy Pools hosts a variety of animals, such as red deer, rabbits, and sheep.

Where is Skye Museum of Island Life

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Highland54 attractions

Highland is a council area in the Scottish Highlands and is the largest local government area in the United Kingdom. Though relatively populous for a Scottish council area, it is also sparsely populated. At 9.0 per km2 in 2012, the population density is less than one seventh of Scotland's as a whole.