The Isle of Colonsay

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Learn more about Colonsay

The picturesque and historic Island of Colonsay – and its smaller island neighbour Oronsay – is spectacularly located on the west coast of Scotland in the Atlantic Ocean, some 20 miles from the mainland.

The low-lying island is part of the Southern Hebrides and is easily reached from Oban by daily ferry or by plane. Oronsay is connected to Colonsay by a mile-wide tidal causeway.

Although the island pair measure just 10 miles by two miles, there is a surprising range of things to do, especially for outdoors and wildlife enthusiasts.

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The small and friendly island of Colonsay – and neighbouring Oronsay – boasts an impressive history and heritage, fabulous flora and fauna and a wealth of walking and other outdoor things to do.

Festivals

The island enjoys a celebration or two and invites visitors to join in with one of many popular festivals held throughout the year.

Eating & Drinking

You can choose to eat out or comfortably self-cater on an island that loves to show off its local produce.

Where to stay

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The island offers plenty of places to stay, including more than 30 self-catering holiday cottages, a small hotel, B&Bs and for those on a budget, a 16 bed comfortable self catering lodge.

The hotel and many of the holiday cottages have stunning sea views and open fires. All the accommodation providers provide a comfortable base from which to explore Colonsay and Oronsay.

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Island Events

The small and friendly island of Colonsay – and neighbouring Oronsay – boasts an impressive history and heritage, fabulous flora and fauna and a wealth of walking and other outdoor things to do. 

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