Portree is the "capital" town of the Isle of Skye, Scotland.
Several coaches a day run to Fort William, Inverness and Glasgow.
Frequent local buses serve all the other towns on Skye (except on Sundays). 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.
The main road runs from the Skye Bridge at Kyleakin through Broadford to Portree.
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.
- 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://website.lineone.net/~trotternish/skyescene.html
- 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.
- Portree Independent Hostel, Old Post Office, The Green, ☎ +44 1478 613737 ([email protected], fax: +44 1478 613758), . 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
- Visit the nearby Old Man of Storr or Trotternish Peninsula.