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'''Portree''' is the "capital" town of the [[Skye|Isle of Skye]], [[Scotland]].
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[[Image:Portree.jpg|thumb|300px|Portree Harbour]]
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==Get in==
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===By Bus===
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Several coaches a day run to [[Fort William]], [[Inverness]] and [[Glasgow]].
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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.
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===By Car===
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The main road runs from the Skye Bridge at Kyleakin through Broadford to Portree.
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==Get around==
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Portree is a small town - almost everything is only 5 minutes walk away. You may want to take a bus to the Co-op supremarket on the edge of town.
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There is also mountain bike rental; useful for exploring locally and there is car rental too.
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==See==
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*''The Harbour'' - the pretty harbour and Shingle Beach are worth a visit, with attractive hills sheltering the bay from the sea.
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==Do==
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*'''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://www.skyescene.co.uk/
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==Buy==
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* 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.
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* There are several interesting '''craft shops'''.
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* There is a nice & cheap bakery on the main square.
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* '''Over the Rainbow''' has great gifts.
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==Sleep==
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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="£11.00 - £13.00 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 and B is called Sidhoen Dubha, located on staffin rd. 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==
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*Visit the nearby '''Old Man of Storr''' or '''Trotternish Peninsula'''.
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Revision as of 09:58, 14 July 2008

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