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The Storr Skye

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The Storr is a Mountain on the northeast coast of the Isle of Skye, 7 miles north of Portree on the A855 coastal road. Other top attractions on this coast are the Rigg Viewpoint 3 miles north, Lealt Falls 5 miles north, Kilt Rock Viewpoint for Dinosaurs 8 miles north, and Quiraing 13 miles north. Postcode: IV51 9HX

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The image top is from the road around the top of Skye and travelling down the east coast towards Portree with the 719 m / 2,359ft The Storr about 3 miles south.

When travelling up towards Portree, from 7 miles south, you will see The Storr in the distance behind Portree. When travelling down the east coast towards Portree, you start to see The Storr from about 15 miles north.

This is probably the most notable landmark on Skye with its Jagged Cliffs and Pinnacles.

There is a large car park with toilets by the roadside for many cars and campers, with the start of the path having a Cairn with Information. The car park has a small charge.

It takes about 30 minutes to walk up the steep in places Path to the Pinnacles and Cliffs, probably take over an Hour to hike to the Top from there. Most people just walk up to the Pinnacles.

There is a popular Circular Hike up and around the top of this Range that takes between 4 and 5 hours. Hike Information.

1955 - the 50m / 164ft high Pinnacle, the Old Man of Storr, was first Climbed by the famous Mountaineer Don Whillans. A few others have completed this treacherous feet since, with the rock said to be extremely unstable. Pics of a Climber on Top.

2005 - one of the largest Environmental Artworks in Britain was staged at the Old Man of Storr and the Storr Cliffs. The whole Mountain was Lit Up producing amazing affects. Photos & Info.

2009 - a Photograph from The Storr over to Raasay and South Rona won a Landscape Photo of the Year.

2012 - part of the Science-Fiction Film Prometheus was shot at The Storr.

2013 - an Orchestral Piece named Storr by the British Composer Matthew Taylor was given its London Premiere by the Kensington Symphony Orchestra.

Taylor produced the Music after visiting Skye on Holiday.

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