STAFFIN’S scenery is the number 1 natural outdoor attraction in the UK – ahead of Snowdonia and Glencoe – the world’s biggest travel website has revealed.
The Quiraing, which attracts thousands of people each year, came first in the ratings for the “best-rated natural outdoor attraction in the UK”, it was revealed by Trip Advisor on the AOL home page. http://travel.aol.co.uk/photos/tripadvisor-best-natural-outdoor-attractions-uk/423160/?ref=21457814
The Quiraing, which has been the setting for major films, television programmes, various commercials and even pop videos in recent times, now has more than 1,200 reviews on Trip Advisor, almost of them speaking glowingly about the area and the commanding views across to Staffin.
While a welcome boost for the area’s economy, particularly the tourism industry, the Quiraing’s popularity has sparked local concerns because of the amount of traffic and haphazard parking by visitors on the Bealach road, which connects Staffin and Uig.