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Two day weekday trip - Broadford

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Two day weekday trip - Broadford

We have booked a hotel in Broadford for two nights. We will be exploring skye through the day but enjoy and nice meal and a couple of drinks in the evening. Would we be better in Portree as I’m struggling to find much going on in Broadford.

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Manchester, United...
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1. Re: Two day weekday trip - Broadford

Broadford is a sprawling village somewhat dominated by the A87. It's a functional place, without the character and charm of Portree, which is also better located for visiting the rest of the island. If you can cancel Broadford and find somewhere in Portree that would be a good idea IMHO.

Edited: 20 April 2021, 09:17
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2. Re: Two day weekday trip - Broadford

There are places in Broadford IIRC but personally I agree - it is a bit disconnected from the rest of the island, despite the main road going right through it. Portree has much more by way of charm/character and choices.

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3. Re: Two day weekday trip - Broadford

There are a number of places to eat and drink in Broadford but you will get better choices and a more charming overall environment in Portree. As said, Broadford straggles a bit untidily for some distance along the A87 while Portree is more compact with a pretty harbour area.

I do think however that Broadford has a lovely outlook across the sea.

That said, Broadford is great for exploring down the Elgol road and also Sleat which is very under-visited yet stunning.

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