The Isle of Skye is famous for it`s rugged landscape and beautiful environment. It’s mountains; rivers, waterfalls and sea lochs offer peace and tranquillity in a location steeped in history.
Portree is the ideal base for exploring the Isle of Skye as it is centrally situated with roads to all corners of the island. In addition there are many attractions in Portree itself, and the village has all facilities including banks, shops, restaurants and pubs.
One of the major attractions in Portree is the Aros Heritage Centre, which has an exhibition of island life, culture and history, and also a live Sea Eagle viewing facility with a webcam trained on a nest nearby. The Centre also has an excellent restaurant and gift shop. There are also boat trips from Portree Harbour from which the scenic splendour of the island can be appreciated and a variety of wildlife can be seen.
There are many excellent walks in the Portree area, some starting very close to our house. The most dramatic scenery in Skye is a short distance away in the Trotternish Hills, whose most famous feature, the Old Man of Storr, is well worth a visit. Continuing the journey north one can see the Lealt Waterfall, the Kilt Rock, the Quiraing, Duntulm Castle, the Skye Museum of Island Life and the Flora MacDonald Monument, before completing the circular route back to Portree via Uig.
From Uig a day trip to the Western Isles is available aboard the MV Hebridean Isles together with a coach tour around North Uist and South Harris.
The whole island is renowned for its spectacular scenery, outstanding examples of which are the Cuillins, Neist Point, the Coral Beaches and the Clan Donald Centre and Gardens at Armadale. A boat trip from Elgol into Loch Coruisk is an unforgettable experience.