Ben Tianavaig

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Bendeanavaig (Gael. 'hill of defence'), a mountain in Portree parish, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire, to the S of Portree harbour. It rises to a height of 1348 feet; like the neighbouring monarch-mountain of Ait-Suidhe Thuin, is capped with a green hillock; and bas so remarkable a form as to be a sure landmark to mariners. In its seaward bases are tide-washed caverns, where seafowl and wild pigeons build; and, athwart steep declivities overhanging the sea, are numerous conical rocks, green or heathy on their tops, and interspersed with ravines and pastoral hollows.

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