Grand Tour of Scotland: Day 11: 22 August 2019 ~Exploring Isle of Skye, Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls : 14

Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls Viewpoint

On the Inner Hebridean Isle of Skye are two spectacular sights visible from the same observation point on the Trotternish Peninsula.

One is the magnificent 90-meter Kilt Rock, which looks strikingly similar to a pleated kilt. Made up of basalt columns resting on a sandstone base, one might even say that the colors of the rock formation appear almost tartan.

The other point of interest is the Mealt waterfall, fed from nearby Mealt Loch, which plummets from the top of the cliffs to the rock-laden coast below.

Beyond these visual treats, the site also has an aural element. When a strong wind is blowing while one observes the sights, a beautiful yet haunting tone appears from the surrounding area.

Disguised, the instrument emitting the eerie noise is the fencing surrounding the lookout point. Holes facing the sea allow wind into the piping, turning the safety feature into an organ to accompany the breathtaking views off the northeastern coast of Skye.

Mealt Falls, Isle of Skye, The Inner Hebrides, Scotland, United Kingdom

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