Portree Isle of Skye

Portree skyline and colourful houses, Scotland
Portree skyline and colourful houses, Scotland
View of Portree Bay with commericial fising boats

Portree is the Isle of Skye's largest and liveliest town. Set within a pretty natural harbour with brightly-coloured houses and surrounded by rocky cliffs and rolling hills, Portree is a truly beautiful place to explore.

Its name (from the Gaelic for King's Harbour) commemorates James V, who arrived here in 1540 to pacify the local clans.[ReadMoreMob] The town is a popular tourist destination, thanks to its stunning coastline and interesting attractions that include the Aros Centre and the An Tuireann Arts Centre, which celebrate the island's Gaelic heritage.

Portree also serves as a gateway to other attractions on the island, such as the intriguing rock formations at Trotternish Ridge, north of the town, the ruins of Tusdale, and the peninsula unflatteringly known as ‘The Lump’, which once provided a setting for public hangings.

Cruises to Portree Isle of Skye

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Scenic Isles of the UK • T2212

 Southampton
Bolette
Sat 04 Jun 2022
10 nights
  • Visit the UK’s most hard-to-reach islands
  • Marvel at wildlife in natural habitats
  • Explore off the beaten track on remote islands
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Scenic Isles of Scotland • S2215

 Liverpool
Borealis
Thu 09 Jun 2022
8 nights
  • Look out for marine life with ORCA conservationists
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  • View seabirds & sea stacks on the Isle of Skye
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Scenic Isles of Scotland • S2219

 Liverpool
Borealis
Tue 19 Jul 2022
7 nights
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  • Call at the hard to reach Shetland Islands
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Scenic Isles of Scotland • S2215BFS

 Belfast
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Fri 10 Jun 2022
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Scenic Isles and Lochs of Scotland • T2219

 Dover
Bolette
Fri 19 Aug 2022
8 nights
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Scenic Isles of Scotland • S2219BFS

 Belfast
Borealis
Wed 20 Jul 2022
7 nights
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  • With the help of ORCA, look out for marine life
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Scenic Isles and Lochs of Scotland • T2313

 Newcastle
Bolette
Sat 13 May 2023
7 nights
  • Marvel at the natural wonder of the imposing Needle, Old Man of Hoy and Duncansby sea stacks
  • Visit Lews Castle from Stornoway
  • Look for native seabirds on the cliffs of Marwick Head
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Scenic British Isles • T2217A

 Southampton
Bolette
Mon 01 Aug 2022
11 nights
  • Discover the beauty, history and wildlife of rugged and remote Scottish isles
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Scenic Isles of Scotland • L2314

 Rosyth (Edinburgh)
Balmoral
Thu 15 Jun 2023
7 nights
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  • See dramatic rock formations, rugged island landscapes and native wildlife
  • Ashore, explore seabird havens, craggy coastlines and discover historic sites too
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Scenic Isles of Scotland • S2311

 Liverpool
Borealis
Mon 26 Jun 2023
8 nights
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  • Visit and explore scenic islands, as well as the Scottish Highlands and Loch Ness
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Scenic Isles of Scotland • T2319

 Newcastle
Bolette
Sat 15 Jul 2023
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  • See the scenery, wildlife and landmarks of some of Britain’s most beautiful places
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  • Visit and explore scenic islands, such as Orkney and Shetland; as well as Belfast
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Bank Holiday Escape to Scenic Scotland • S2317

 Liverpool
Borealis
Sat 26 Aug 2023
5 nights
  • Experience Scotland’s summertime beauty on this Bank Holiday weekend escape
  • Marvel at wild loch scenery, rugged island landscapes and dramatic rock formations
  • Visit Orkney and the Isle of Skye for historic sites and yet more scenic highlights