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'''Portree''' is the "capital" town of the [[Skye|Isle of Skye]], [[Scotland]].
[[Image:Portree.jpg|thumb|300px|Portree Harbour]]
==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 supremarket on the edge of town.
There is also mountain bike rental; useful for exploring locally and there is car rental too.
*''The Harbour'' - the pretty harbour and Shingle Beach are worth a visit, with attractive hills sheltering the bay from the sea.
*'''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/
* 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 name="Portree Independent Hostel" address="Old Post Office, The Green" phone="+44 1478 613737" email="[email protected]" 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>
* 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
==Get out==
*Visit the nearby '''Old Man of Storr''' or '''Trotternish Peninsula'''.

Revision as of 09:58, 14 July 2008