A summer holiday idyll, just 2 hours from Oban.
Colonsay, the jewel of the Hebrides, is surprisingly easy to reach. Start your holiday with a mini cruise on the modern and very comfortable ferry from Oban. Colonsay is blessed with white sandy beaches, its about 10 miles long and the peaceful acres are covered with wildlife including a bird sanctuary and delicate wild flowers. The island has just over 100 inhabitants who are always interested in meeting new people. Local industries include agriculture (oyster and honey farming) arts and crafts and a brewery. There are signs of the islands habitation stretching back over 4000 years with some internationally renowned archaeological sites. So there plenty to do as well as explore the white sandy beaches. Come and join us on Colonsay for your summer holiday for a friendly welcome.Find out more about Colonsay Backpackers Lodge