What to See
Uig is an ideal location from which to explore the Isle of Skye and especially the famous Trotternish Ridge, with its spectacular scenery, museums, wildlife and walks.
North End (Trotternish)
Trotternish (Tròdairnis) is the northernmost peninsula of the Isle of Skye. We are located in one of the three major settlements on this Peninsula (Uig), the other two being Staffin over on the east, and Portree to the south.
Some of the north end highlights that are perfect to explore from the Ferry Inn can be found below (all within 5 – 45 minutes):
Things to Visit/Do: Uig Pottery, Uig Brewery, Flora MacDonald’s Grave, Museum of Island Life, Duntulm Castle, Staffin Beach Dinosaur Footprints & Dinosaur Museum, North End Galleries.
Things to Walk/Explore: The Fairy Glen, Rha Falls, Idrigill Point, Cave of Gold, Kilvaxter Souterrain, Rubha Hunish (Most Northerly Point of Skye), Balmaqueen/Kilmaluag Bay, Flodigarry, The Quiraing, Kilt Rock/ Mealt Falls, Lealt Falls, Rubha nam Brathairean, The Old Man of Storr, Bearreraig Bay.
The Uig ferry terminal to the Outer Isles is less than a mile away, with daily sailings to Lochmaddy, North Uist and Tarbet, Isle of Harris.
South & West Skye
We’re also within 45-90 minutes drive of some of the other popular places on the island:
Neist Point, Dunvegan Castle, The Coral Beach, The Fairy Pools, Talisker Distillery, Talisker Bay, Sligichan Old Bridge, The Cuillin Mountains, Raasay (Ferry Terminal Sconser).
And around 90 minutes drive to some of these spots:
Torrin, Elgol (Boat Trips to Loch Coruisk), Sound of Sleat, Armadale Castle & Gardens, Torabhaig Distillery, Eilean Donan Castle (Mainland).
Gallery of Skye
Our Address (for satnav travel):
The Ferry Inn, Uig, Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland, IV51 9XP
Grid Reference: NG395642
Please make sure if using a Satnav or any other journey planning assistance you have put in the correct ‘Uig’, there is a small settlement across the other side of the Island (45 minutes away) under the same name as well as a village in the Outer Hebrides. Although our address includes Portree, we are a 20/25 minute drive from Portree town centre.
[From Portree – Main Town, if arriving on Skye from the Mainland] The Ferry Inn is located on the main road (A87) into the village of Uig. As you enter Uig, continue down the hill and over the small bridge until you pass Rankins Shop & Post Office on your left hand side. The Ferry Inn is located 150 metres further down the road on the right hand side, set back into the hill. We have a small car park at the front of the inn which has a double sided entrance/exit.
[From Uig Pier – arriving on the Ferry from Outer Isles] We are located just under a mile from the pier on the main road. Continue up the A87 past the fuel station on your left. You will find the Ferry Inn located on the left hand side of the road set back into the hill, 200 metres further down the road from the Staffin road turn off.
[From the Quiraing/ Kilmuir/ Staffin – Skye North End] As you come down the hill road into Uig from the North end of Skye, you will find us located just 200m further on from the Staffin road junction. As you pull out to join the A87, The Ferry Inn is on the left hand side of the road, set back into the hill. Check our location section to see our suggestions for North end sightseeing.
Bus services to Uig are daily from both Glasgow & Portree – to be dropped outside the Ferry Inn just ask the driver when you get on the bus. Below you will find the links to both Stagecoach & Citylink bus timetables, simply enter your destination to find your best suited route.
There are no trains on Skye. You will find the nearest train station at Kyle of Lochalsh, just before the Skye Bridge, about an hours drive from the Ferry Inn. Find the links to the train services below.
The nearest airport to the Ferry Inn & Skye is Inverness Airport (3/3.5 hour drive from the Ferry Inn). Further afield you will find Glasgow (5 hour drive), Edinburgh (5 hour drive) & Stornoway (Drive & Ferry Journey) airports, depending on your travel plans. The links to all four can be found below.
Island Car & Bike Hire
There are a few car hiring services on Skye if you are looking to rent transport whilst on the Island. Jans in Portree is linked.
If cycling is more your thing, there is a great local place to hire bikes for your trip on Skye.
Island Taxi Services
There is a number of taxi services on Skye, based in Portree, Edinbane & Dunvegan. We are more than happy to help you sort taxis based on your destinations and travel plans once you are here. If you need any advice on taxi services before your arrival, contact us and we’ll send you all the options available to you.