Visit this jagged outcrop of crumbling basalt--the highest point on the Trottenish Ridge, which was formed by a massive landslide in ancient times.
One of the most spectacular sights of the Isle of Skye’s Trotternish Peninsula is the Old Man of Storr, a rock pinnacle of 164 feet (50 m) in height so named on account of the rock’s outline resembling the profile of an old man. This jagged outcrop of crumbling basalt is the highest point on the Trotternish Ridge, which was formed by a massive landslide in ancient times. The area in front of the cliffs also contains a number of oddly-shaped rock pinnacles. It is no wonder it is extremely popular among hikers.
This unusual and immensely picturesque landscape has left an impression on a number of cultural works, notably the film Prometheus (2012), which filmed some of the opening scenes here.