Kilt Rock View Point, Isle of Skye


The famous Kilt Rock is a sea cliff in North-East Trotternish. It is said to resemble a kilt, with vertical basalt columns to form the pleats and intruded sills of Dolerite forming the pattern.

This is a popular stopping point on the road between Portree and Staffin.

You have to look North up the coast to see the Kilt Rock. Closer by is the Mealt Waterfall, which free-falls off the cliff for 60 meters into the Sound of Raasay below.

Sometimes, when the wind is strong, the water is blown away and it doesn’t reach the bottom at all.

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