Kilt Rock

Kilt Rock is a sea cliff in the northeast of the Trotternish peninsula on the Isle of Skye.

The rock is so-called as it resembles a kilt, with the vertical columns of basalt forming the pleats and the dolerite sills the kilt’s pattern.

Visitors stop off here, on the road between Portree and Staffin, to view Kilt Rock as there is a large car park as well as Mealt Waterfall, which drops water off the cliff to 170ft below. The waterfall has a designated viewpoint.

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Place Category: See & Do

Kilt Rock 7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 12.5℃ to 13.1℃ with wind speed 2 m/sec (NNW)
Friday, Sep 29partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 10.7℃ to 11.6℃ with wind speed 12.7 m/sec (SSW)
Saturday, Sep 30lightrainshowers_night
Expect a temp in the range 8.8℃ to 10.7℃ with wind speed 10.8 m/sec (W)
Sunday, Oct 01lightrain
Expect a temp in the range 11.9℃ to 13.2℃ with wind speed 6.2 m/sec (SE)
Monday, Oct 02fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 9.9℃ to 10.9℃ with wind speed 5.5 m/sec (SW)
Tuesday, Oct 03cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 7.7℃ to 9.2℃ with wind speed 1.8 m/sec (S)
Wednesday, Oct 04cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 8.2℃ to 10.3℃ with wind speed 3.8 m/sec (W)

Isle of Skye weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

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