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Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls are worth a stop and a camera moment, Easy to access by car but care shoiuld be take to follow designated pathways.


Kilt Rock is a sea cliff in north east Trotternish Peninsula. It gets its name from the pleats said to resemble a kilt, with vertical basalt columns that form the pleats and intruded sills of dolerite forming the pattern. Adjoining it are Mealt Falls which fall dramatically 55m from the clifftop into the sea.

Spectacular at any time but especially in fine weather!

There is another waterfall south of Staffin called Lealt Falls just off the A855 which is also worth a visit. Many people confuse the two and assume they are the same.

Travel Directions to Kilt Rock & Mealt Waterfalls

This is a popular stopping point on the road between Portree and Staffin and there is a large car park by the waterfall at NG508655, at Ellishadder.

Nearby Castles

Nearby Visitor Attractions

Nearby Ancient Monuments

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