Portree lifeboat station (Inner Hebrides)
Portree lifeboat station was established in 1991 and operates an all weather lifeboat.
Station is open daily weekdays, no shop.
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In this 'you may also like' section we attempt to answer what else can I do? Here you have a list by order of being the closest some more beaches, things to see and do, places to eat and upcoming events.
- The Old Man of Storr is a strangely-shaped pinnacle of crumbling basalt just off the Trotternish peninsula in the north of the Isle of Skye. It stands at 50m high. The Old Man is part of a series of pinnacles off this part of the coast, known as the Sanctuary. For a walk with spectacular scenery, you can reach the Old Man of Storr by taking the path from the car park in the woods to the north of Loch Leathan. The walk will take around an hour and you will stroll through a forest into a lunar looking landscape.
- Uig is a village on the Trotternish peninsula in the north of the Isle of Skye. The village lies in a protected bay, known for its beautiful scenery. Here you can take advantage of the stunning natural landscape and explore its woodlands, cliff-tops and waterfalls. The birdlife is also abundant and you can expect to see buzzards, herons and, if you’re lucky, oystercatchers. In particular, the Fairy Glen near Uig is worth seeing for its miniature grassy landscape of cone-shaped hills and Ewen’s Castle, a turret-shaped rock. Uig has good facilities for the visitor including shops, a petrol station, pubs and restaurants. You can catch a ferry from Uig over to the Outer Hebridean islands.
- Kilt Rock is a sea cliff in the north east of the Trotternish peninsula on the Isle of Skye. The rock is so-called as it resembles a kilt, with the vertical columns of basalt forming the pleats and the dolerite sills the kilt’s pattern. Visitors stop off here, on the road between Portree and Staffin, to view Kilt Rock as there is a large car park as well as Mealt Waterfall, which drops water off the cliff to 170ft below. The waterfall has a designated viewpoint.
- Dunvegan Castle is a preserved castle on a rocky promontory on the shores of Loch Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye. The seat of the MacLeod of MacLeod clan chief, it is the oldest castle in Scotland to be continuously inhabited and has been the MacLeod family home for 800 years. Visitors to the castle today can tour the castle and estate, as well as stroll through the 5 acres of castle gardens, take a boat trip on Loch Dunvegan or get lost in the maze of the Dunvegan Cup. The castle is open from the end of March to October and has many additional attractions such as a café and gift shop as well as being a wedding venue and offering self-catering accommodation in its estate cottages.
- Staffin Bay beach is on the North East of Isle of Syke and is known for it’s dinosaur footprints. No facilities, the beach has limited access with some parking mainly in the west end of the beach dotted around on the local roads. Just around the point to the east you have some parking by the pier and slipway with another small piece of sand.
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- Welcome to Skye Croft, a waterfront self catering holiday cottage just for two, with unspoilt views over Loch Treaslane, Loch Snizort and onwards over the Minch to the mountains of Harris. An ideal base for touring, the Isle of Skye has everything to offer enabling you to have an energetic and active holiday including golfing, horse riding, mountaineering, rock climbing, rambling, watersports and much, much more, all within easy distance. Want to spend the day closer to home? Even from the bottom of the garden at Skye Croft, small boats, kayaks and canoe’s can be set in the loch for a paddle or a spot of fishing. Just want to relax in the garden or on the shore front? Don’t worry, you won’t be disappointed. Wildlife abounds at Skye Croft, from bird watching to sea spotting we are sure there is something that everyone will love….so make sure you pack your binoculars!
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