Aros Centre

Portree (Port Righ)

On the southern edge of Portree, the Aros Centre is a combined visitor centre, book and gift shop, restaurant, theatre and cinema. The St Kilda Exhibition details the history and culture of these remote rocky outcrops, and Xbox technology allows you to take a virtual tour of the islands.

The centre is a useful rainy-day retreat, with an indoor soft play area for children.

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