Join us on our friendly and fascinating 5* fully guided walking tours of Portree and discover many of the "hidden secrets" giving you the chance to explore the history, heritage and old traditions on the Island. Your local qualified guide will have a collection of historical images on the tour which will help to bring the history of Portree alive.
With years of local knowledge, experience, and first class storytellers with a great sense of humour. Let us take you on a sightseeing tour through the curious nooks & crannies of Portree. Our historical tours of Portree are highly entertaining, educational and great fun.
General topis of conversation;
Somerled Square; Introduction to Skye, population and history of the Sqaure, the first world war, the War Memorial, the buildings around the Square, dates, and significance of the buildings.
Bank Street; The lookout point at the top of the harbour across from the Royal Hotel. Prince Charles Edward Stuart, Flora MacDonald, Dr Samuel Johnson and James Boswell. The MacNabs Inn, and the fire at the Royal Hotel.
Harbour; The Highland clearances, the potato famine, the kelp industry, emigrations, herring fishing.
Skye Gathering hall; Portree's oldest buildings and the significance of the buildings.
The Lump; The Skye Highland Games, the Apothecary Tower, public hangings, unmarked graves.
And lastly we finish the tour at Portree Old Graveyard. Surnames, Francis Napier, war graves and a few local men of hugh significance to the area, such as Thomas Fraser, Thomas Skene, Dougald Maclachalan and Rev, James Reid, along with Scottish burial Customs and superstitions
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Outside of Visit Scotland Portree Information Centre
End location: We finish the tour at the same place as we collect our customers.
Duration: 1 hour 30 min.
On the walking tour we will be walking no more than one mile. The tours take place come rain or shine.
1.30hr walking tour of the main village of Portree