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VisitScotland , the national tourism agency for Scotland, offers a wide range of information and detail on Portree via the Tourist Board web site.
Portree is the main town on
Skye . With its natural harbour and open perspective, Portree is a pleasant village and offers visitors a fine range of local services, accommodation and things to do.
The setting for
Bonnie Prince Charlie 's last days in Scotland, Portree is a bustling port and a thriving cultural centre. Among the attractions is the Aros Centre which incorporates a powerful exhibition capturing the drama of Skye's history, a cinema/theatre, a restaurant and a well-stocked gift shop. The centre is also the access point for walks in Portree Forest.
Other local assets include the recently refurbished An Tuireann Arts Centre which offers contemporary visual arts and crafts plus an imaginative café; and the highly acclaimed Skye Scene Highland Ceilidh where you have the chance to participate in the authentic musical experience that the word ‘ceilidh’ originally described.
North of Portree is the spectacular scenery of the Trotternish Ridge - wild country dominated by weird and wonderful rock formations such as the Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock and the truly extraordinary pinnacles of the Quiraing.
Visitors can book accommodation in Portree online via the VisitScotland.com site: