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Linicro & Kilmuir

Small village a few miles north of Uig on the Trotternish Peninsula

A few miles north of Uig, on the A855 at Linicro, is Whitewave Activities see below, where you can try windsurfing and sea kayaking. There's also a cafĂ© specializing in vegetarian, seafood and celtic music, and a B&B, Tel. 542414,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Further north, at Kilmuir, is The Skye Museum of Island Life. The group of thatched houses give a fascinating insight into the way of life of a crofting community at the end of the last century, and is the most authentic of several such museums on Skye. Info Easter to Oct Mon-Sat 0930-1700.

Behind the museum, at the end of the road, is Flora MacDonald's Monument, which marks the grave of Skye's most famous daughter, with her husband buried alongside. The rather austere memorial is inscribed with Dr Johnson's poignant tribute.

Nearby Ancient Monuments

  • Flora Macdonald Grave

    The story of Flora Macdonald is well known and her courageous support for Bonnie Prince Charlie. She is buried in Kilmuir Cemetary with a cross as a monument. A lovely location with the sea in the distance. Johnson's epitaph remains as moving as ever.