How To Get Here

Colonsay is served by a Caledonian MacBrayne car ferry service from the port of Oban EVERY DAY from 29 March to 24 October 2017. The journey takes two and a quarter hours and is a beautiful one, passing between the mainland and the islands of Kererra and Mull and then sailing south west past the islands of Seil, Luing, Scarba and Jura.

From 25 October 2016 to 29 March 2017, there is a car ferry four times a week from Oban.

GETTING HERE BY FERRY
From 29 March to 24 October 2017 there is a ferry EVERY DAY from Oban to Colonsay. The ferry departs Oban at:
1630 on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday
0900 on Tuesday
1530 on Wednesday.

In addition, on Wednesdays and Saturdays there is a ferry that originates at Kennacraig on the mainland (2 hours from Glasgow) and travels via Port Askaig on ISLAY. So if you wish to travel between Colonsay and Islay/Jura, this is ONLY possible on a Wednesday and a Saturday.

For up-to-date ferry times please visit the Calmac Website at www.calmac.co.uk.

GETTING HERE BY CAR
The journey is around 2 hours from Glasgow to Oban. It is a very scenic drive and passes alongside Loch Lomond and Loch Fyne amongst others. Cars can be hired from Glasgow airport. Cars can travel on the ferry to Colonsay.

GETTING HERE BY TRAIN
There is a train from Glasgow Queen St to Oban and return six times a day. See www.scotrail.co.uk which connect with the ferry service to Colonsay. The Oban train station is immediately adjacent to the ferry terminal.

GETTING HERE BY AIR
There is also an excellent air service that operates from/to Oban (Connel airport) that makes two return flights every week on a Tuesday and Thursday. Details from www.hebrideanair.co.uk. Tel 01236 457777

Oban is a busy town with all the shops and services you could ask for. There is a great open air seafood bar and fish shop on the pier where you can buy fresh crab and langoustines before jumping on the ferry.

special offers

Low occupancy discount of up to 30% (not July or August).

special offers

Low occupancy discount of up to 30% (not July or August). 15% off all bookings from Easter to 30th June.

special offers

Low occupancy discount of up to 30% (not July or August).

special offers

Low occupancy discount of up to 30% (not July or August).

special offers

Low occupancy discount of up to 30% (not July or August).

featured property

Baleromindubh Farmhouse

Victorian farmhouse situated at the end of a mile-long rough track on the Eastern side of the Island. The only house with 180 degree sea views across to Jura. A very comfortable house for 2/3 families.

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Balerominmhor

In a spectacular position at the end of a mile-long rough track. This house has commanding sea views towards the isles of Islay and Jura.

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Scalasaig Farmhouse

Traditional farmhouse recently renovated with oil fired central heating. Close to the hotel, down a short track - the shop and harbour are just a 10 min walk away. South facing, in an open sunny position, with extensive countryside views.

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Tobaroran

The house is situated close to the harbour with wonderful views toward Jura and Islay and has a large garden enclosed by a low drystone wall. It has Wifi. AVAILABLE FOR SHORT BREAKS.

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Harbour

Delightful white painted stone cottage located at the Colonsay harbour with sea views from the upstairs bedrooms. Free WIFI.

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October Food and Drink Festival 2017

Our annual festival runs from 14th to 28th October 2017. It offers a myriad of events including whisky, beer and wine tastings, foraging and cooking activities, food demonstrations, cookery classes, bread baking courses, as well as craft activities and guided walks and talks on local culture. Both weeks will feature activities for children.

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Following the huge success of our Festival of Spring, we are delighted to announce that Colonsay is hosting its 8th Festival of Spring from 30th April to 20th May 2018. See the 2017 programme "www.colonsayevents.co.uk"

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