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Skyeskyns

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Address: Loch bay, Waternish IV55 8GD, Scotland
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+44 1470 592237
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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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Second visit just as fun

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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McDonough, Georgia
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McDonough, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We were staying a short distance from Skyeskyns and dropped in to have a look in their showroom and workshops. The tour of the manufacturing processes by Laura was very friendly and interesting. An unexpected treat. The upstairs showroom was filled with an array of different rugs made on site and other local produce of equally high quality and taste.... More 

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Ramsbury, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

we visited skyeskyns and had a tour of the tannery which was very interesting on how it all works. The shop is upstairs and they had a great range all of which was well made and reasonable priced.well worth a visit. They do great slippers in there. Whilst we were there we were chatting to the bloke in there(I'm sorry... More 

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Skyeskyns W, Manager at Skyeskyns, responded to this review

Lovely to hear that our team were helpful for the duration of your trip! Best wishes :) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Skyeskyns has a great range of sheepskin rugs from a variety of breeds with great names like "Yeti" & "Capuccino". The workshop space under the showroom is accessible to visitors and gives a good insight into the processes involved from sheep to final products.

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Skyeskyns W, Assistant Manager at Skyeskyns, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and for reviewing. Best wishes, the Skyeskyns team More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We were shown around by Laura who was just brilliant at answering all our questions as well as giving us so much of her time to explain in depth the process. There was no pressure to buy but when you see the quality of these skins compared to mass produced ones, they are such value for money. All our young... More 

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Skyeskyns W, Assistant Manager at Skyeskyns, responded to this review

Laura says thanks very much for your review. Glad to hear you enjoyed your time here at Skyeskyns. Best wishes, the team More 

Chernobyl, Ukraine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Went with family including young children and found the tour very interesting. It is a pretty small workshop, and the tour is just a quick whizz round each of the various processes with a fairly detailed description of each step of the tanning and treating works. My wife and I found this very interesting, and the work that goes into... More 

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Skyeskyns W, Assistant Manager at Skyeskyns, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to visit our unique attraction. Best wishes, the team More 

Ferndown, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

A brilliant visit. We learnt about the tanning process, history, and reasons for decline. The shop itself is amazing, and the group of eight spent at least £1200. Great quality, great product.

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Thank Steve L
Skyeskyns W, Assistant Manager at Skyeskyns, responded to this review

Great to hear that your group found lots of goodies! Thanks for coming to see us and for reviewing too. Best wishes, the team More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Called in to have a look at their shop. Beautiful fleeces and products on display. The tour of the tannery was a pleasant extra. Enjoyed learning about the tanning process and seeing all the lovely old equipment.

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Skyeskyns W, Assistant Manager at Skyeskyns, responded to this review

Great to hear that you appreciated our old style equipment and processes. Thanks for coming and reviewing. Best wishes, the team More 

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