Neist Point Lighthouse, Skye
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Neist Point Lighthouse, Skye

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Neist Point is the most westerly point on Skype, home to Neist Point Lighthouse, build in 1909. The lighthouse featured in the Dogme 95 movie, Breaking the Waves

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A: Neist Point

by Dominique Job, 10 meters away

Neist Point

B: Neist Point Lighthouse Isle of Skye

by Volker Uhl, 190 meters away

Neist Point Lighthouse Isle of Skye

C: Neist Point Lighthouse Isle of Skye

by Volker Uhl, 190 meters away

Neist Point Lighthouse Isle of Skye

D: Neist Point Isle of Skye

by Volker Uhl, 390 meters away

Neist Point Isle of Skye

F: Loch Dunvegan Isle of Skye

by Volker Uhl, 11.5 km away

Loch Dunvegan Isle of Skye

G: Loch Dunvegan Isle of Skye

by Volker Uhl, 11.5 km away

Loch Dunvegan Isle of Skye

H: Loch Dunvegan Isle of Skye

by Volker Uhl, 11.7 km away

Loch Dunvegan Isle of Skye

I: Dunvegan Castle

by Dominique Job, 11.7 km away

Dunvegan Castle

J: Dunvegan Castle

by Dominique Job, 11.7 km away

Dunvegan Castle

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