Lochbay House is perfectly located to allow our guests to explore all that is available on The Isle of Skye. Everything from walking and climbing the wild Cuillin Mountains, to the historic Dunvegan Castle, sea kayaking, exploring the wonderful Fairy Bridge, whale watching, trips to the UNESCO World Heritage site at St Kilda, or as a base to explore the Inner and Outer Hebrides. There is plenty to do right on our doorstep.
Skye is the second most popular holiday destination in Scotland, with fantastic scenery, plenty of walks and a wealth of activities to enjoy. The island can be reached from the mainland by road bridge or ferry & is the largest of the Inner Hebrides.
The Isle of Skye is a terrific destination for all sorts of outward bound activities. The Trotternish Ridge, The Cuillin Hills, The Munro’s (these are mountain peaks all above 300ft) and The Old Man of Storr, provide fabulous walks, climbs and views. There are trips to The UNESCO World Heritage site at St Kilda, Whale watching, cycling and kayaking & if you want to delve into the history of the island, there is plenty to discover about the MacDonald and MacLeod Clans, Bonnie Prince Charlie and The Jacobite Rebellion.
The Middle Peninsula up on the north west side of Skye is called Waternish after the Gaelic Bhatarnais which apparently is the old Norse word for water. The old road for Waternish starts at the pretty little Fairy Bridge, an old stone built bridge between Edinbane and Dunvegan where once the Chief of the MacLeods was given the fairy flag for protection just before his fairy wife left him forever and returned to her people.
Stein, (Scottish Gaelic: Steinn) is a crofting village situated on the north eastern shore of Loch Bay.
The British Fisheries Society, in 1790, originally commissioned Tomas Telford to build ‘Stein’ to be a fishing village, but unfortunately the project was not fully completed, and development stopped in 1798. Despite its small size, Stein is a busy little place with numerous local crafts & two gorgeous restaurants, both of which are great!