How do I get to Colonsay?   There are two ways to get to the isle of Colonsay on the Caledonian Macbrayne Car Ferry.  The first is the more regular service from Oban.  The second is the weekly service from Port Askaig on Islay.  There is also a flight available from Connel Airport in Oban with Hebridean Air. 

 

How do I get around Colonsay?   There is no public transport on Colonsay.  However, it is an ideal island for walkers and cyclists.  Bicycle hire is available at the Booking office of the Colonsay Hotel.

 

Colonsay - Kiloran Bay
Colonsay - Kiloran Bay
Colonsay - Waiting Room Gallery
Colonsay - Waiting Room Gallery
Colonsay - Track near Church
Colonsay - Track near Church
Colonsay - General Stores
Colonsay - General Stores
Colonsay - Queens Bay
Colonsay - Queens Bay
Colonsay - Isle of Colonsay Hotel
Colonsay - Isle of Colonsay Hotel
Colonsay - Pier at Scalasaig
Colonsay - Pier at Scalasaig
Colonsay - Loch Fada
Colonsay - Loch Fada
Colonsay - Flight from Oban
Colonsay - Flight from Oban
Colonsay - Bookshop and Brewery
Colonsay - Bookshop and Brewery

 

What’s worth visiting on Colonsay?  Sea-fari adventures offer boat trips to and around the island and the Colonsay House rhododendron and woodland garden is considered to be one of the finest rhododendron gardens in Scotland.  Colonsay has it’s own micro-brewery, selling some excellent real ales.  Also, the neighbouring island of Oransay is definitely worth a visit.  The island is best known for Oronsay Priory, a 14th century ruined Augustinian priory and the Oronsay Cross, originally carved on Iona.

 

Where can I stay on Colonsay?  There are around 25 self-catering properties on the Isle of Colonsay, but they are booked up very quickly, especially in the summer months.  Also, there is the Colonsay Hotel, which dates back to 1722.  There is also Corncrake Cottage Bed and Breakfast and the Backpackers lodge, which is part of the Colonsay Estate.

 

Any other information on Colonsay?    In 1904, the isle of Colonsay was sold to to Lord Strathcona, who had made his fortune in Canada with the Hudson Bay Company and went on to found the Canadian Pacific Railway.

 

Other islands in Inner Hebrides: Arran, Bute, Coll, Cumbrae, Easdale, Gigha, Holy Isle, Iona, Islay, JuraKerrera, Lismore, Luing, Mull, Seil, Tiree, Ulva