How do I get to Raasay? There is a Caledonian Macbrayne Car Ferry from Sconser on the Isle of Skye that travels to Raasay frequently during the day. To travel throughout Scotland and the UK, you can book your tickets through The Trainline.
How do I get around Raasay? The best way to get to Raasay is by Car or by Bicycle, although there are some excellent walks around Raasay. The main village of Inverarish is an easy 15 minute walk from the ferry terminal
What's worth visiting on Raasay? The remains of Brochel Castle on the east coast of Raasay can be seen from the road leading onto Calum's Road. In the 1960's the council refused to build a road to the tiny settlement of Arnish, so one of the residents decided to complete the road himself. It took him 10 years to complete, hence the name 'Calum's Road' (see video below).
Where can I stay on Raasay? The Borrodale House Hotel is just outside the main village of Inverarish. There is also an excellent B & B called Alt Arais in Inverarish. Alternatively, you could stay at the stunning Raasay Hostel, overlooking the Isle of Skye . Accommodation on Raasay is also available through Scottish Cottages.
Are there any books/DVD's about Raasay?
- I Remember: Memories of Raasay by John MacInnes and John Nicolson,
- Whirligig Beetles and Tackety Boots by Julia MacKenzie,
- Calum's Road by Roger Hutchinson.
Any other information on Raasay? Dr Johnson visited Raasay in 1773 and on the summit of Dun Caan, Boswell 'danced a highland dance'. On a clear day, the summit affords magnificent views of Raasay, the Outer Hebrides and the Cuillins of Skye.
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