How do I get to Cumbrae? To get to Cumbrae (or Great Cumbrae as it is often known), there is a frequent Caledonian Macbrayne Car Ferry from Largs, on the west coast of Scotland. To travel throughout Scotland and the UK, you can book your tickets through The Trainline.
How do I get around Cumbrae? There is a Bus that meets every ferry going to and from the ferry. Also, there are two taxi companies on Cumbrae, Caldwell Taxi's and Cumbrae Cab's. Again Cumbrae is an exellent island for walkers and cyclists. Tours around Cumbrae are available through Shearings Holidays.
What's worth visiting on Cumbrae? Millport, the main settlement on Cumbrae, is a pretty village, where the majority of the population live. In Millport is the Cathederal of the Isles, which is Britain's smallest Cathedral and dates from 1851. You can also stay here. Also, there is an Aquarium and Museum at the Marine Research Station, on the outskirts of Millport.
Where can I stay on Cumbrae? Ambler Guest House and Westbourne House are two Guest Houses on Cumbrae. There is also self-catering at Island Snug, Fisherman's Nook, Millport Holiday Lodges and also Downcraig Ferry House, near the Ferry slip. Finally, you can hire 4-berth caravans at Westbourne Caravan Park.
Are there any books/DVD's about Cumbrae? The Clyde Islands: Arran, Bute and the Cumbraes (A Questa pocket visitors' guide), Millport and the Cumbraes (Images of Scotland) by Martin Bellamy
Any other information on Cumbrae? The Cumbrae Sensory Trail will take you around Cumbrae's 11-mile coastline, with the opportunity to delight in the island's nature and wildlife, sandy bays and pebble beaches, sea life and beautiful scenery. Using an Audio Guide you can see, taste, smell, touch and listen to aspects of Cumbrae.
Other islands in Inner Hebrides: Arran, Bute, Coll, Colonsay, Easdale, Gigha, Holy Isle, Iona, Islay, Jura, Lismore, Luing, Mull, Seil, Tiree, Ulva