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Colonsay

A beautiful island with many superb sandy beaches, Colonsay is well known for its wildlife. It is one of the few places in Britain where choughs breed, it also boasts many rare and unusual wildlflowers.

There is no shortage of things to do – good brown trout fishing, an interesting 18 holes links golf course and the almost sub-tropical Colonsay House Gardens.

Neighbouring Oronsay ‘St Oran’s Island’ is linked to Colonsay at low tide across a wide beach of shell sand. The ruined priory there, c 1380, with its delightful cloisters, and ancient celtic cross is superb. There is a range of accommodation, a brewery and a bookshop.

Ferry from Kennacraig and Oban

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Accommodation in Colonsay:

Isle of Colonsay »

Only eight miles long and two miles across, with low hills and many superb sandy beaches, this Island is well known for its wildlife.

Colonsay House Garden »

This 30 acre informal woodland garden is famous for its outstanding collection of rhododendrons, and rare shrubs including crinodendrons, eucalypts and embothriums. Organic kitchen garden. Tea room.

Oronsay Priory »

Founded in the mid 14th century, the priory is remarkably complete with church, cloister, chapter house and refectory. There is an exquisite medieval cross and many fine graveslabs, some carved on Oronsay itself.