Stein: The village was originally established by the British Fisheries Society in 1786 as a model fishing village along with Tobermory & Ullapool. Stein was designed by Thomas Telford but, on Skye, the brave venture failed and the buildings of Stein were left to slumber on for two centuries, forming a fascinating contrast with the grandiose scheme in Telford’s master plan.

As a result, the village and its buildings are little changed, most of them being listed of architectural and historic value (including The Captain’s House). The village is also a Conservation Area with an idyllic setting on the shore.

'The Captain’s House' has its own intriguing and romantic story ...


... we'd love to share with you
the very intriguing history
of The Captain's House

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The Captain's House
Macleod Terrace
Stein, Waternish
Isle of Skye
Scotland IV55 8GA

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