Isle of Luing - Toberonochy Harbour

Isle of Luing – Toberonochy Harbour

“Luing is reached by a short ferry crossing from the Isle of Seil and is ideal for a day trip from Oban or the surrounding area.  The island has wonderful scenery which may be explored by car, bicycle or on foot.  There are also pretty white-washed quarriers cottages and amazing wildlife, including resident otters, on Luing.
Interpretive panels are located around the island and they give an insight into the history, culture and wildlife of Luing and its neighbouring islands.
I stopped to take in the views of Scarba and the other islands, whilst walking around Kilchattan Chapel.  There are excellent views to be had just outside Cullipool, also”.


How do I get to Luing?   Luing island is accessed by the small Car Ferry at North Cuan on the island of Seil.  Seil is connected to the mainland by the famous ‘Bridge over the Atlantic’.  Luing is one of the ‘Slate islands’ along with Seil, Easdale and Belnahua. 


How do I get around Luing?   There is a Postbus that calls at Cullipool, Blackmill Bay, Toberonochy and Cuan Ferry.  Also, you can hire a Bicycle from Luing Bike Hire.


What’s worth visiting on Luing?  Kilchattan Chapel is now in ruins but affords wonderful views of the island of Scarba.  Cullipool, the main settlement on Luing, is a pretty village of white-washed stone built cottages, as is the village of Toberonochy in the south of the island.


Where can I stay on Luing?  Self Catering is available at No 8, Cullipool, as well as The Bothy in Bardrishaig.  Bed and Breakfast is available at The Gorsten, on the west shore of the isle of Luing.  Alternatively, you could stay at Sunnybrae Caravan Park, which is located close to the ferry


Any other information on Luing?  Luing island is part of the Firth of Lorn Marine Special Area of Conservation.  This area has some of the strongest tidal streams in the UK.


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


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