Local Area & Attractions

Just 6 miles from Portree, Taigh Mairi is an excellent base for exploring the island. Wildlife lovers are often lucky to see dolphins leaping in the bay only yards from the house. Birdwatchers will also be kept busy – a sea eagle can be frequently seen from the Croft.
Skye is a very popular tourist destination with many stunning views, these range from the Cuillin mountains and beautiful sandy beaches. For a more relaxing atmosphere, we’d recommend the famous restaurants that are held in high regard by the locals and passing visitors. Also, boat trips, adventure centres, gardens, castles and other historical monuments are numerous within the area. See our Isle of Skye page for more details.
Taigh Mairi is in the same district as Braes (Braigh Trotternish) which is regarded to be one of the most beautiful parts on Skye. It overlooks the Sound of Raasay described by Rudyard Kipling as having the most beautiful view of any place in the British Empire! Braes is perfect for children, the garden with its swing is safe for all ages, even the adults for when they have a glass of wine. You’ll be able to see a sandy beach 400 yards from where we are located, it is safe for swimming and is one of the most popular beaches on the island. Braes is full of geological wonders, it’s the meeting point of several systems – there are even cliffs of coal that run to the sea floor.