How do I get to Kerrera? The only ferry access to Kerrera is 2 miles south of Oban on the Gallanach Road. There are frequent sailings at times listed on the notice board by the quayside. Free car parking is available near the slipway. To attract the ferry, turn the board to BLACK. To travel throughout Scotland and the UK, you can book your tickets through The Trainline.
How do I get around Kerrera? The best way to get around Kerrera is on foot, as you cannot take your car over on the ferry. There are two circular walks - the northern route and the southern route. The most popular (and easier) route is to the south.
What's worth visiting on Kerrera? Gylen Castle was completed in the late 16th century and is currerntly owned by the MacDougall of Dunollie Preservation Trust. It is perched high on a promontory, with stunning views of the surrounding islands. The Kerrera Tea Garden is about halfway around the southern circular walk and offers welcome respite. Next to the Tea Garden is 'The Byre', which is a small converted barn with a woodburner, sofas and armchairs as well as a several tables and lots of chairs - this is often used by the Tea Garden when it is raining. Recently opened on Kerrara is the Island Parrot Sanctuary, a charity who are dedicated to improving the welfare of captive parrots.
Where can I stay on Kererra? The Bunk House at Lower Gylen is a converted 18th Century stable that sleeps upto 7 people. Bed and Breakfast is available at Ardentrive B & B and self-catering accommodation is available at Ardentrive Farm and at Horseshoe Bay Lodge.
Are there any books/DVD's about Kerrera? Island of Kerrera by H MacDougall
Any other information on Kerrera? Kerrera was once entirely owned by The MacDougall Clan, who at one stage owned nearly a third of Scotland. For more information on Kerrera, pleasse read the article 'Down to a Tea' and the Blog Post 'Islands around Oban'.
Other islands in Inner Hebrides: Arran, Bute, Coll, Colonsay, Cumbrae, Easdale, Gigha, Holy Isle, Iona, Islay, Jura, Luing, Mull, Seil, Tiree, Ulva