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Address: Skye Heritage Centre Viewfield Road, Portree IV51 9EU, Scotland
Phone Number:
+44 1478 613750
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Aros is a popular visitor attraction and community cultural centre offering...

Aros is a popular visitor attraction and community cultural centre offering exhibition, cinema, live music, comedy, dance, drama, theatre, galleries and workshops. With a family friendly restaurant, gift shop and children's play areas. Our current exhibition is about St Kilda. Remote, spectacular and one of only a few places in the world with Dual World Heritage Status for both its natural and cultural significance, St Kilda is an isolated archipelago of volcanic islands. The exhibition offers a virtual perspective of this remote archipelago which tells the dramatic story of a remarkable people and their life style. The interactive exhibition provides the opportunity to virtually visit the remotest part of the British Isles and includes an interactive walk around Hirta.

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Welcomed pitstop

On way to visit family ( first time on Skye) and needed a pitstop to have a stretch, loo break and walk the dog and along came Aros. When walking into the centre a chap on... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On way to visit family ( first time on Skye) and needed a pitstop to have a stretch, loo break and walk the dog and along came Aros. When walking into the centre a chap on reception (?) just seemed to glare at me and I felt he knew I was looking for the loo! After a walk we met... More 

Thank nexvilentus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

St Kilda Exhibition - disappointing with some of the interactive elements not functioning. Gift shop - kind of average nothing that grabbed the imagination. Cafe - Waited at the "please wait to be seated sign" completely ignored by staff members but could clearly see two members of staff behind the servers nodding in our direction. Eventually took a seat after... More 

Thank AberfudgeFis
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Paid £4 to enter the St. Kilda room but annoyingly the interactive Xbox and overhead projections were not working, the cinema screen was not in focus, and I had to ask for dislay lighting to be turned on in order to view the minimal collection of artifacts. My only memorable "experience" was the vintage short film, viewed on a tablet,... More 

Thank brillsound
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped here on arrival in Syke and there is plenty to do for an hour with a decent book and gift shop, gallery, cinema (be wary of the very sporadic show times) and a cafe. The cafe is large and was busy on the Sunday afternoon we visited. The choice of food is wide but unimaginative; basically chips with everything.... More 

Thank Riskybiscuit
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Stopped in for lunch after visiting Ace Target Sports, and service was quick, and reasonably priced. The portion sizes for all our meals were quite generous (ideal with growing teenagers!).

Thank Paddy M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Th Aros Centre is situated on the road out of Portree towards the Skye Bridge. It has several functions which include a very good cafe and an extensive gift shop. The cafe has large picture windows overlooking the view, good food at reasonable prices and a friendly atmosphere.

Thank April0304
Brierley Hill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

we have been travelling the island ...here for a week and on one of our journeys we came across the Aros centre ? there was very eye catching brightly coloured flags outside couldnt miss the place really ...and lovely well kept gardens to the front toooooo ? we stopped and popped in there for a look around ? there was... More 

Thank Sue H
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We went for the movie about Skye that was mentioned in the reviews, only to be told that it closes two years earlier. The exhibition on St. Kilda was interesting, and the toilets were welcome. We had planned on spending more time, but 30 minutes was plenty. What Experience?

Thank Ellis M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

This facility is superb, located on the main route into Portree it has a superb Cafe with reasonable priced food and drink. Cinema and playhouse , shop superb. Staff friendly and helpful. A real benifit to Portree which is a little lacking in curb appeal where as Aros is a quality establishment.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The place itself is nice enough but their prices are sky high. There are cheaper gift shops in Portree

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