Set in a sheltered horseshoe-shaped bay on Skye, Uig is a ferry port to the Western Isles and a good base for a walking holiday.
Overlooking the minch, Uig boasts a dramatic landscape and spectacular scenery ranging from the magnificent double waterfall in a deep glen, Fairy Glen, to a number of small lochs and small conical shaped hills to the Norman style tower overlooking the town. Other points of interest include Clach Ard Uige, a relic of an ancient stone circle standing on the hills above Uig, the ruins of a 17th century castle, Caisteal Uisdean, the Piping Memorial sitting at the top of Glenhinnisdal and the Museum of Highland Life.
On top of the many places of historical and cultural interest, the area provides a wide variety of walks requiring different level of fitness varying from gentle walks around the village to the waterfalls, along the glens or in the woods to the more strenuous walks requiring a little climbing with the Trotternish Ridge (22 miles), The Quiraing (about 4 miles) and The Storr (about 4 miles) being the most challenging ones.
Caledonian MacBrayne operates scheduled services from Uig to the Western Isles leaving the town twice a day and connecting Uig with Lochmaddy (North Uist) and Tarbert (Harris).