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Isle of Skye - Staffin

Staffin is a district with the Gaelic name An Taobh Sear, which translates as 'the East Side', on the northeast coast of the Trotternish peninsula of the island of Skye. It is located on the A855 road about 17 miles (27 km) north of Portree and is overlooked by theTrotternish Ridge with the famous rock formations of The Storr and the Quirang. The district comprises 23 townships made up of, from south to north, Rigg, Tote, Lealt, Lonfearn, Grealin, Breackry, Cul-nan-cnoc, Bhaltos, Raiseburgh, Ellishader, Garafad, Clachan, Garros, Marrishader, Maligar, Stenscholl, Brogaig, Sartle, Glasphein, Digg, Dunan, Flodigarry and Greap. The Kilmartin River runs northwards through the village. From where it reaches the sea a rocky shore leads east to a slipway at An Corran. Here a local resident found a slab bearing a dinosaur track, probably made by a small ornithopod. Experts subsequently found more dinosaur prints of up to 50 cm, the largest found in Scotland, made by a creature similar to Megalosaurus. At about 160 million years old they are the youngest dinosaur remains to be found in Scotland.
A Mesolithic hunter-gatherer site dating to the 7th millennium BC at An Corran is one of the oldest archaeological sites in Scotland. Its occupation is probably linked to that of the rock shelter at Sand, Applecross on the coast of Wester Ross.

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Hallaig Guest House

Tel: 01470 562 250

A warm Highland welcome awaits you at Hallaig Guest House in Staffin, on the picturesque North West Coast of the Isle of Skye. 

We offer a family bedroom, 2 double bedrooms and one twin room. 

Staffin is an ideal base for a walking holiday on the Isle of Skye as it allows easy access to the well known walking areas of the Trotternish Ridge, the Old Man of Storr and the Quiraing.  Staffin is also the perfect location for anglers as there is an abundance of lochs in the area and a permit is easily arranged. 

Portree, the capital town on Skye, is just 17 miles to the south, with a wide variety of things to do for all the family. 

Come and stay with us all year round in our newly redecorated rooms, withoptional evening meals, at Hallaig Guest House. 

Tha Gaidhlig air a bhruidhinn an seo.  (Gaelic is spoken at Hallaig Guest House).

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The Old Inn

Tel: 07786 320351

The oldest 'white house' in the north end of Skye, built circa 1783. 

The Old Inn provides luxury self catering accommodation in a traditional stone croft house with wonderful sea and mountain views on the Isle of Skye.

The Inn is situated overlooking the beautiful Staffin bay, in the heart of the Trotternish peninsular which is arguably the most scenic area on Skye.

On your doorstep are the dramatic mountain pinnacles called The Quiraing, and the towering basalt cliffs of Kilt Rock.

The Old Inn itself has been a landmark in Staffin for over three centuries, and has in recent years been completely refurbished. Now offering self catering accommodation, creature comforts include a state of the art plasma screen television, a conservatory with views of the Outer Hebrides and toilets upstairs and downstairs.

The Old Inn is ideally located for exploring the magical Isle of Skye or for just relaxing and enjoying the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

Self catering accommodation at the Old Inn is available for up to 8 people, with parking facilities available and a garden. Pets will be allowed on request.

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