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* <sleep name="Portree Independent Hostel" address="Old Post Office, The Green" phone="+44 1478 613737" email="skyehostel@yahoo.co.uk" fax="+44 1478 613758" price="£14-15 for a dorm bed" url="http://www.hostelskye.co.uk/">A centrally located hostel with friendly staff. The building used to be a post office. The hostel has a spacious kitchen and common room, as well as a laundromat.</sleep>
  
* <sleep name="Portree Independent Hostel" address="Old Post Office, The Green" phone="+44 1478 613737" email="skyehostel@yahoo.co.uk" fax="+44 1478 613758" price="£14.00 - £15.00 for a dorm bed" url="http://www.hostelskye.co.uk/">A centrally located hostel with friendly staff. The building used to be a post office. The hostel has a spacious kitchen and common room, as well as a laundromat. </sleep>
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* A great B&B is called Sidhoen Dubha, located on Staffin Road. 26 pounds per person, excellent location, quiet, gorgeous, clean, cozy, and a great full Scottish breakfast. ph: 01478 611820
 
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* A great B and B is called Sidhoen Dubha, located on Staffin Road. 26 pounds per person, excellent location, quiet, gorgeous, clean, cozy, and a great full Scottish breakfast. ph: 01478 611820
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==Get out==
 
==Get out==

Revision as of 00:40, 25 February 2010

Portree is the "capital" town of the Isle of Skye, Scotland.

Portree Harbour


Contents

Get in

By Bus

Several coaches a day run to Fort William, Inverness and Glasgow. Frequent local buses serve all the other towns on Skye. Principal destinations include: Broadford, Kyleakin, Kyle of Lochalsh (actually just over the bridge on the mainland), Dunvegan and Uig. During the summer months, regular direct buses run to Armadale to co-incide with the ferries from Mallaig on the mainland.

By Car

The main road runs from the Skye Bridge at Kyleakin through Broadford to Portree.

Get around

Portree is a small town - almost everything is only 5 minutes walk away. You may want to take a bus to the Co-op supermarket on the edge of town.

There is also mountain bike rental; useful for exploring locally and there is car rental too.

See

  • The Harbour - the pretty harbour and Shingle Beach are worth a visit, with attractive hills sheltering the bay from the sea.

Do

  • Skye Scene Highland Ceilidh (held at Tigh Na Sgire, off Somerled Square) is an evening showcasing local history, music and traditions. Call 01470 542228 to reserve tickets (Adults £6/Concession £5/Children under 10 £4). http://website.lineone.net/~trotternish/skyescene.html

Buy

  • For food for self-catering or Youth Hostelling, there is a small Somerfield in the town centre and Co-op on the edge of town.
  • There are several interesting craft shops.
  • There is a nice & cheap bakery on the main square.
  • Over the Rainbow has great gifts.

Sleep

  • Portree Independent Hostel, Old Post Office, The Green, +44 1478 613737 (, fax: +44 1478 613758), [1]. A centrally located hostel with friendly staff. The building used to be a post office. The hostel has a spacious kitchen and common room, as well as a laundromat. £14-15 for a dorm bed.
  • A great B&B is called Sidhoen Dubha, located on Staffin Road. 26 pounds per person, excellent location, quiet, gorgeous, clean, cozy, and a great full Scottish breakfast. ph: 01478 611820

Get out

  • Visit the nearby Old Man of Storr or Trotternish Peninsula.


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