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The “Lump” is a park laid out in 1829 overlooking the town. It was once where public hangings were... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2018
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Well worth the short walk from downtown - what a view

We stumbled onto this place. Just a short walk up from downtown Portree. Make sure to climb the... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2018
Paso Robles, California
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Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

The “Lump” is a park laid out in 1829 overlooking the town. It was once where public hangings were carried out. In the park is the “Apothecary’s Tower”- a Doctor had it built in 1851 to be seen from the ships to attract sailors for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GaryBrazel
Reviewed 7 October 2018

We stumbled onto this place. Just a short walk up from downtown Portree. Make sure to climb the tower for some amazing views of the harbor! And walk around the bowl to catch the sights the other direction. A true gem!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank pasowine
Reviewed 30 September 2018

We got back from exploring the Isle of Skye early and decided to walk up to the Lump. You can take a short trail from the town center up to a quiet overlook of the bay. It's a bit off the beaten path so there...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AnaPtx
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Read the history before you visit... quite interesting! There is a walk around the periphery and a short walk up to the tower - a short climb up to a truly fantastic view...

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 2thehighlands
Reviewed 4 June 2018

Actually, all the views are great around Portree. But it was fun to take this little climb and gaze out over the islands and water.

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank DeliciousNewYork
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Skye is jam packed with breathtaking scenery, bracing walks, bracing weather and plenty to get your heart racing. This isn't any of that. A gentle walk up a wooded footpath leads you onto a small level grassed area (used for Highland games) on a, well,...More

Date of experience: August 2017
5  Thank hostelfly
Reviewed 21 August 2017

There is a little known walk around the Lump, but it is worth doing for some unspoilt views of the Cuillens. There is a footpath to the side of the Gathering Hall, just follow the footpath round. It is not a long walk and not...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank SharpeWords
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Easy in and out for this many people attending the games". A few choices for lunch up there but each place had many choices...typical out-and-about lunch items. A nice bowl shaped place for the games so you could have seating almost all the way around...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Michael M
Reviewed 6 August 2017

You walk up the wooden stairs set into the path and at the top is the Apothecary's Tower which provides a great view out over Portree Harbour. The iron staircase inside the tower is newer, so no fears about it being rickety. Walking away from...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Maceairsidh
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Gentle walk up from the roadside takes you to a grassy area ideal for dog walkers. Fine views can be had from most sides, or climb the Apothecary`s Tower to get a clearer view. Nothing much else there, but ideal if you want some quiet...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank ronnieegan
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