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Welcome toGigha


A tiny island with beautiful gardens, craft shops and the home of Gigha smoked halibut.

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More about Gigha

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History & heritage Nature & wildlife

Sunny and mild, with exceptional gardens

Gigha is surprisingly mild, which is why the Achamore Gardens flourish: 54 acres of woodland filled with rare and beautiful plants. Gigha's secluded sandy bays and quiet roads are perfect for exploring on foot or by bike. You can hire bikes and kayaks from the island shop, and the island has great spots for golf and fishing. Don't miss the taste of the island: Gigha smoked halibut, normally seen on the menus of top restaurants.  

For more on Gigha visit Explore Argyll and Explore Kintyre website.


Gigha

How to get here

The Gigha ferry departs from Tayinloan on the west coast of the Kintyre peninsula. The journey takes 20 minutes. No advance booking is necessary on these sailings. Simply turn up at the port of departure and go on the next available sailing. 

Looking for the best form of travel to and from our ports? Our Journey Planner can help you find the way that best suits you for making your journey using the most up to date information from around the UK for all transport companies.

We have also listed some travel information below that you may find useful:

If you're travelling from Edinburgh or the south, most routes will take you through Glasgow.

Getting to Tayinloan

Tayinloan is roughly 120 miles from Glasgow. You can drive round on the mainland, or you can see more of the islands by hopping across to Bute or Arran and getting the ferries towards Kintyre from there.

In the summer, you can get a ferry from Ardrossan to Campbeltown, and drive north.

By car

The drive from Glasgow to Tayinloan takes roughly 2 hours 50 minutes.

Helpful tips for driving on Gigha

Postcode for sat nav

Tayinloan Port: PA29 6XG

Travelling without a car

By bus

Catch the bus from Glasgow towards Campbeltown, and get off at Tayinloan. The journey is about 3 hours 50 minutes. Check our Journey Planner for bus times.

By Foot

Gigha is a small island, only seven miles long by a mile and a half wide, making it ideal for exploring on foot.  Gigha is green and fertile with some of the most beautiful beaches of the area.  You will also find prehistoric standing stones and stunning views over the water to Islay and Jura or back towards the mainland Kintyre.  The world-famous Achamore Gardens are well worth a gentle stroll around the 50 acres of woodlands, ponds, walled garden and rare and interesting plants and trees.  For more information about what to see on the Isle of Gigha visit Explore Argyll .

By Bike

Due to its small size and relatively flat landscape Gigha is perfect for cyclists looking for a fun day out.  There are some small hills to add challenge, spectacular changing landscapes and stunning views out across the water to the mainland and neighbouring islands.  Bike hire is available on the island for those who prefer to travel light, check out Explore Argyll  for further details.

To plan your bike journey, visit CycleStreets .

 

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