The A87 runs northwest from Portree to the tiny ferry port of Uig, dramatically set in a horseshoe bay and the departure point for ferries to Tarbert (Harris) and Lochmaddy (North Uist).

Everything in the village revolves around the ferry timetables, and the regular bus service to and from Portree coincides with the arrival and departure of the ferries. Just outside the village is the magical Fairy Glen. Turn right just before the Uig Hotel coming down the hill from the Portree direction. About a mile up the single track road you enter an eerie, mysterious world of perfect conical hills, some up to 60-ft high. It's almost inconceivable that these are natural formations and the inevitable mist only adds to the spooky strangeness of the place.

Local Phone code: +44 (0)1470

Nearby Ancient Monuments

Local Visitor Attractions

The Skye Museum of Island Life

Small museum comprised of a set of historic farm cottages and crofts on a wonderful location ovelooking the sea at Kilmuir. 

Whitewave Activities

Activity centre of the west coast of Trotternish Peninsula to the north of Uig on the main road.


Faerie Glen

The Fairy Glen or Glen Conon is a bizarre landscape of conical hills that make a for a great walk and if the weather is right, for a grand spot for a picnic.

Travel Directions to Uig

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