Altavaig Self Catering is situated in private and peaceful surroundings in a working crofting community, where you will be able to experience traditional crofting ways. From Altavaig you will have spectacular views looking across to Flodigarry Island, Gairloch and the Torridon mountains on the mainland. Altavaig is overlooked by the stunning natural beauty of the Quiraing.
While you are exploring the area you may want to take in some of the stunning local wildlife. You will have the opportunity to see everything from Otters, Whales and Basking Sharks, to Golden and White-Tailed Eagles.
If walking is your thing, Altavaig is situated a short distance from the Trotternish Ridge and Quiraing walks. Along the Ridge walk you will pass the iconic Old Man of Storr. Along the Quiraing walk, you will see the memorable landmarks, The Needle and The Prison.
Other natural beauty spots that are a must see whilst on the Isle of Skye, include the dramatic gorge and waterfall at Lealt, Kilt Rock viewpoint and the Fairy Glen.
Seven miles to the north of Flodigarry you will come to Kilmuir Cemetery. Here you will find the grave of the famous Flora MacDonald, who helped Bonnie Prince Charlie escape to France following his defeat at Culloden in 1746. The fashion-conscious amongst you may also be interested to hear that Kilmuir Cemetery is also the final resting place of the famous fashion designer, Alexander McQueen. The Museum of Island Life is also very close to the cemetery. Here you can learn about the life and ways of a crofter, in years gone by.
At Staffin Beach you have the opportunity to search for the remarkable dinosaur footprints which were left 165 million years ago!