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Dinosaur footprints on Skye

I've read of and seen the photos of dinosaur footprints on Skye, both at Staffin and Duntulm. I'd like to take my boys to see these, but I'm a bit concerned about parking, more so at Duntulm. Has anyone been to either site, have any feedback on parking or just the sites themselves? I know it's best at low tide, and if possible after a storm (to briefly was the sand from the prints).


Posted by
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There's a small parking area by the red phone box about a half mile before the castle ruins .Theres room for about 8 cars.

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63 posts has a lovely 1 hour walk from the Columba Center to the Staffin slipway. You can park at the Columba Center and there is also a nice cafe there for lunch. Look under "An Corran" on the Skye section of the website. That said, we took the walk and scoured the rocks for the dinosaur tracks and never found them. The waitress at the cafe said that most people--even locals-- can't recognize them without a guide to point them out. But it is a lovely walk to get there!

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Maybe you can see a live Dinosaur in Loch Ness!. It's fun to take a boat ride anyway. Urquhart Castle is a great location to look for "Nessie" too!

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About 5 minutes' drive from Urquhart Castle on the A82 (towards Inverness) is the Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, which your kids should really enjoy. It is a reasonably scientific & factual examination of Nessie sightings over the years.

Here is a list of some childrens' books about Scotland, FWIW.