6 Famous Film Locations on Skye

The camera really loves the Isle of Skye. Even if you’ve not already looked upon Skye with your own eyes, there’s a good chance you’ve already seen it on the silver screen. The island has been captured in dozens of feature films, from big-budget blockbusters to critically-acclaimed arthouse productions. In some movies, the striking island scenery makes only a fleeting appearance, whilst in others, it’s a major star. It’s been the backdrop for dramas set in the Highlands, as well as depicting many wondrous, imagined fantasy worlds.

Plan a trip and explore the sets for yourself! Here are some of the top filming locations on the Isle of Skye which you can visit.

De Quiraing, Isle of Skye

The Quiraing

Once seen, never forgotten, the Quiraing is one of Skye’s most iconic landscapes. This landslip on the northernmost point of the Trotternish Ridge is defined by cliffs, sweeping hillsides and awesome pinnacles and looks strangely supernatural.

The Old Man of Storr

We have to say, rocks don’t come much more cinematic than the Old Man of Storr! Lying on the Storr, a rocky hill on the Trotternish Peninsula, this pinnacle proudly stands at around 160 ft tall, and is surrounded by several slightly smaller pinnacles.  A true icon of Skye, it can be seen for miles around.

The Cuillin

The rocky summits of the Cuillin are amongst the toughest mountains in the UK and are pure drama. Sometimes called Black Cuillin, it can be described as breathtaking yet unforgiving. It’s a range formed by 36 peaks stretching along 12 km of ridge, and is a firm favourite with serious climbers and Munro-baggers.

The Fairy Glen

The Fairy Glen is as magical as it sounds – lush and verdant with curious conical hills, a small loch, an ancient ruined castle and unexplained fairy circles made of stones. Also known as Glen Conon, it’s not as grand in scale as the Quiraing or the Storr – this otherworldly glen is like a landscape in miniature.

Neist Point

Neist Point is the most westerly part of Skye. It’s defined by striking sea cliffs of jutting rock and is home to one of Scotland’s most-photographed lighthouses. You can follow a path to the lighthouse and enjoy a bracing coastal stroll.

Dunvegan Castle

Located in the north west of the island, Dunvegan Castle is the ancestral seat of Clan Macleod and has been inhabited by the same family for over 800 years. The castle is picturesquely set beside a sea loch, surrounded by formal gardens and a sprawling estate.

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