The Quiraing, Isle of Skye- Scotland.
The truly spectacular Quiraing is a unique icon of Scotland.
The name Quiraing comes from Old Norse 'Kví Rand', which means "Round Fold". Within the fold is The Table, an elevated plateau hidden amongst the pillars. It is said that the fold was used to conceal cattle from Viking raiders.
The Quiraing is situated in the north of Skye in the area known as ‘Trotternish’, part of the Trotternish ridge has been formed by a massive landslip which has created high cliffs, hidden plateaus and pinnacles of rock.
Parts of the distinctive landscape have earned particular names. The Needle is a jagged 120-foot (37 m) high landmark pinnacle, a remnant of landslipping. Northwest of it is The Table, a flat grassy area slipped down from the summit plateau, with vistas of the Torridon Hills and the mountains of Wester Ross. Southwest is the Prison, a pyramidal rocky peak.
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