Port of Call Information

Port of Call Information

Portree, Scotland

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Portree is the largest town on Skye in the Scottish Inner Hebrides. It has a busy harbor, and framed by cliffs. The name Portree means Kings Harbor. The town is named after King James V who visited the island to meet with the clan chiefs in 1540, trying to unite the squabbling clans of the MacLeods and the MacDonalds. The main town of Portree lies above and behind the harbor. The primary focus of the town is Somerled Square, home to the local war memorial. The harbor, surrounded by cliffs, is central to life in Portree and is used by fishing boats and pleasure vessels.

Things to Do

Visit two well known tourist locations when you visit Portree. Go see the Aros Centre and the An Tuireann Arts Center, both of which celebrate the island's Gaelic heritage. The town also profits as a centre for tourists exploring the island, it contains some renowned restaurants and bars all over.

You can take a horseback riding trip in Portree at the Skye Riding Centre. Skye Riding Centre provides horse riding, pony trekking and riding lessons for adults and children of all ages and abilities.