The local area is a haven for wildlife. Basking sharks, otters, sea and golden eagles are all spotted in the region. Nearby places of interest include a fascinating museum of island life, Flora MacDonald’s grave, Duntulm castle, an iron age ring and a wee ’fun’ museum of local interest - definitely worth a visit! The surrounding area is truly spectacular and an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. This area known as the Trotternish peninsular has the amazing Quiraing mountain range with its dramatic rock formations formed from a combination of volcanic rock and limestone, the Old Man of Storr and the magnificent Kilt Rock waterfall, all within close proximity. The Whitewave Outdoor centre just a few miles away offers a range of outdoor pursuits including kayaking, sailing and guided walks and climbs across the hills and mountain paths. The pretty fishing port of Uig is 9 miles away. This pretty and vibrant village, with its small fishing port is known as the gateway to the Outer Hebrides, with a ferry running from here to the outer isles on a daily basis. Visitors can take a day trip from here to these fascinating isles. Uig has a number of excellent pubs and restaurants, a local bakery, pottery, all within walking distance. It is also the home of the Isle of Skye brewery. The island’s capital, Portree, with its picturesque harbour crammed full of fishing boats, encircled by multi coloured restaurants and white washed cottages, is just 23 miles away. This bustling, atmospheric town boasts an excellent selection of interesting local shops, together with bars, restaurants and cafes. There is also a swimming pool, and leisure centre. Boat trips run from Portree harbour to encounter the local sea life close to hand. The area is a paradise for those who enjoy walking, climbing, fishing, sailing, kayaking, mountain biking, bird watching or just totally relaxing.