Ardmore Point - historical site NW Skye
West Waternish

Postcode / Grid / GPS: NG 218 598

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The place where Bonnie Prince Charlie, disguised as Irish maid “Betty Burke”, and Flora MacDonald nearly landed, they would have done so if their boat had not been fired upon.

This is where a hostile party of MacDonald’s from Uist once landed whilst many of the MacLeod’s of Skye were gathered in the church at Trumpan. The MacDonald’s set fire to the church destroying it and most of those inside. Before they got back to their boats many of them were slain by a group of avengers.

Ardmore Point ends in a double rock arch.

Lat 57.542463; Long -6.651099