Brothers’ Point

Viewing Point and Walk in Isle of Skye

Rubha Nam Brathairean, Isle Of Skye
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A short walk out to Rubha nam Brathairean (Brothers’ Point) – a dramatic headland marking the easternmost point of Trotternish. Brothers’ Point, also known as Rubha nam Brathairean in Gaelic, is a dramatic headland in the Isle of Skye which juts out into the Atlantic ocean.

It is believed that Brother’s Point was so-named because a group of monks once called this area home. There is debate as to why the monks first came here, with some believing they retreated to the headland for a life of solitude and others theorising that they were victims of a shipwreck. Archaeological evidence on the Trotternish peninsula suggests Medieval Monks, Iron Age warriors and hunter-gatherers all once walked through the landscape of Skye.

Brothers’ Point is home to a natural rock tower named Dun Hasan. It is believed that this is the remains of a man-made fort.

Although the walk from the car park to the point is 3.5km it takes 1 – 2 hours to achieve.

The Brothers’ Point appears in our Complete Guide to Visiting Isle of Skye!

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Visiting Brothers’ Point

Duration: 20 minutes

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