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Things to do in Idrigil, Highland

Idrigil © Alf Thomas
Idrigil © Alf Thomas

Idrigil is a quite beautiful spot on the west coast of Skye and is the departing point for the ferry to the Western Isles.

It is a working port and as such there is not a lot to do there, especially as I suspect most people only make an overnight stop on their way to or from the Hebrides.

There is quite a pleasant campsite close to the ferry pier, and although one would expect to be disturbed by the noise involved with the loading and unloading of the ferries, this is not the case at all.

Idrigil is home to the Uig Pottery, which is well worth a visit especially if you like artistic pottery; the pottery has a wide range of products in a variety of designs, all inspired by the island of Skye itself. There is also a small coffee shop connected with the pottery but not attached to it which is also well worth spending a little time in.

Eating is not a problem, as there is the Pier Inn just by the ferry terminal, or there is the slightly more upmarket Ferry Inn in Uig just a twenty minute walk along the road.

Idrigil makes an excellent base for walking in the north west corner of Skye, with a range of great walks within easy reach, the most famous of which is the Quiraing, this walk provides some excellent views of Skye. Idrigil is also home to the Skye Brewery which is a must visit for those who like good beer.

Description by Alf Thomas

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