LOCATION & ACTIVITIES
Stones is situated in the picturesque village of Uig, 15 miles north of Portree, on the stunning Trotternish peninsula of the Isle of Skye. We are by the sea and there is always something interesting to watch in the bay with its many seabirds including sea eagles, oyster catchers, herons and buzzards. Seals are regular visitors in the bay and if you are lucky you might spot an otter, dolphin or porpoise.
The Trotternish peninsula is simply stunning hosting the Fairy Glen, the Quiraing, the Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock waterfall, dinosaur footprints at Duntulm and Staffin Beach and many more amazing sights. There are cliffs and waterfalls, lochs and moorland. There are also plenty of walks off the beaten track if you wish some solitude.
Uig has lots of options for places to eat with a hotel, inn, bar, cafes and takeaways. Restaurants get busy during peak season so we advise prebooking. There is also a petrol station, brewery, pottery, post office and shops.
From the pier, from May to September, you can take a boat trip to see the puffins, seals, sea eagles and whales onboard SkyeXplorer 2 (www.puffinsandwhales.co.uk) The boat trips take small groups to the Ascrib Islands, an area of Special Conservation, where the puffins come to breed every year from April to August. The minke whales come to Skye from June - September.
In addition, the Calmac ferry departs from Uig to Lochmaddy on North Uist and Tarbert on Harris on a daily basis. Great for an additional day trip but don't forget to leave enough time for Skye!
There are hundreds of beautiful walks on Skye and we have guide books on hand to help you pick the right one. Within the village there are lovely walks along the shore, to Rha Waterfall, round the Fairy Glen or up to Idrigill Point. We love Skye and the outdoors and would love to share our local knowledge with you. Walk Highlands is an excellent website for walks.
For a bit of adventure try rock climbing, hill walking, gorge walking or coasteering with SkyeAdventure.