The largest and main bustling town on the Isle of Skye is Portree. Spend pleasant, sunny afternoons on the pier and harbour, looking up at the surrounding cliffs. Rent a holiday cottage in Portree with the family and kids and have these views on your doorstep, as well as plenty of opportunities to experience Portree to its full. Buildings painted in cheerful colours line the streets, making for glorious strolls through the town and all its shops. For a great day out with the kids, there is Wowballz, considered an extreme water sport but also great for floating along in peace on the water. For a more chilled out day, try the local spa, or take a trip on one of the fishing boats. Edibane Pottery offers lots of locally-made, gorgeous homeware, while Portree nature tours take you out of town and into the Scottish wilderness.
A remote Scottish holiday cottage found on the Trotternish Peninsula in the far north of the Isle of Skye in the Inner Hebrides, Ridge End Cottage in the isolated township of Conista promises a memorable holiday for groups of up to six looking to relax in cosy and comfortable rural accommodation.
Beaton’s Croft is a truly unique romantic getaway. The A-listed rural cottage is listed under the National Trust for Scotland and occupies a secluded corner of Kilmuir on the Isle of Skye. With a thatched roof and whitewashed walls, plus an open fire, the croft exudes character and enjoys views.
In town is the Aros Centre, making for a fantastic day out with the kids, with great exhibits and interesting information about Portree’s Gaelic past. Alternatively, the Aros Centre also holds many film screenings, concerts and theatre productions, meaning you are never short of options. For learning about history in a more hands-on manner, there is always the historic MacNab’s Inn – ask about the story over a cool pint. Put a day aside to play around in the Portree swimming pool with the kids, or for a more unique experience, go pony-trekking, or on a romantic cruise with your loved one, while the kids play at Ok Skate. Take a walk to Trotternish Ridge, and admire the strange rock formations, such as Old Man of Storr, or visit The Storr itself for more rocky hills. Portree has something to offer all whose heart longs for nature, family fun romantic escapes, dotted with stunning views. After all, American romantic-comedy film, ‘Made of Honour’, was shot in Portree!