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Skyeskyns

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Address: Loch bay, Waternish IV55 8GD, Scotland
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Visitor Attraction in a beautiful location on the Waternish peninsular,...

Visitor Attraction in a beautiful location on the Waternish peninsular, Isle of Skye. We are the only working traditional tannery in Scotland and offer a tour of our workshop to see how we produce our superb quality sheepskin rugs, and hear the story of leather. Our showroom has a wide range of sheepskin rugs, products, designer knitwear, and clothing items. Accredited 5* by VisitScotland. Open 7 days per week all year round.

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Interesting visit.

The kids hated the smell, but it was interesting to see how they processed the skins. The shop was nice and the staff very friendly.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sam T
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The kids hated the smell, but it was interesting to see how they processed the skins. The shop was nice and the staff very friendly.

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manassas, va
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121 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a small gem in an out of the way spot. The scenery to get there is gorgeous. The tour on tanning sheepskins was more interesting than I expected. The staff are fabulous and knowledgable. The skins are top quality. And the shop is very nice. However, if you are not interested in the tanning process and just... More 

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Thank suchagirl
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A medium difficulty walk with outstanding views. Don't let the wind at the top of the steps put you off. Although it was very windy, and my wife didn't want to chance the steps down to the trail, it turned out that the trail itself is very protected from the winds. Give yourself an hour to walk there and back.

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Thank Ian M
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great ! Wanted to curl up on those fleeces. Lovely welcome and interesting tour it's good to know the old traditions are still in practice.

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Skyeskyns W, Manager at Skyeskyns, responded to this review

Thanks for coming along Sara! Best wishes, the team :) More 

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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great experience at Skyeskins.I had no idea it would be so interesting.Worth a visit.Lovely staff,Lovely shop. The Cook Family

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Skyeskyns W, Manager at Skyeskyns, responded to this review

Thanks for bringing your family along! Best wishes the team :) More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We turned up on the off chance that we may be able to have a look in the tannery and were very happy to find someone who could help us! Fascinating place. Downstairs is the tannery and upstairs is the shop. Something for everyone there.

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Skyeskyns W, Manager at Skyeskyns, responded to this review

Excellent! Glad to hear that your experience was fascinating. Thanks for visiting, best wishes from the Skyeskyns team :) More 

Montrose, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We popped in at the right time, skins were being treated from start to finish that day and it was very interesting. The tour was excellent, very informative and the end products are very special. The tour was free, although we`d have happily paid, and the items for sale are very very reasonable. Would highly recommend.

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Skyeskyns W, Manager at Skyeskyns, responded to this review

Every visit to Skyeskyns can show you another part of the story! Thanks for coming to see us. Best wishes, the team More 

McDonough, Georgia
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230 reviews
117 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We first visited Skyeskyns in 2013, and decided to come back for a second visit. Not much had changed, which is a good thing, and we enjoyed the tannery tour prior to browsing the shop upstairs. Worth the trip!

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Skyeskyns W, Manager at Skyeskyns, responded to this review

We hope to see you again in the future! More 

Montreal, Canada
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

It's a very shot tour, but very intersting. The place it's self is beautiful and the quality of the items it produces is fantastic. I definitly recomend if you have an 45mins to spare.

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Skyeskyns W, Manager at Skyeskyns, responded to this review

Hi Sarah, Thanks for coming along! Hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip. Best wishes, the team :) More 

Gordes
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We really enjoyed our visit and we found the tour really interesting.The shop was well stocked with merchandise made on site and elsewhere. Good value.

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