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Welcome toKerrera

A small island jewel near Oban, perfect for walking with a ruined castle and a tea room.

1 of 3 Gylen Castle

More about Kerrera

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An island jewel a stones throw from Oban

Kerrera is a small island close to Oban and is around 7 km (4 miles) long and around 2 km wide, and is separated from the mainland by the Sound of Kerrera. The island is known for the ruined Gylen Castle, a small tower house built in 1582. It was also the place where Alexander II of Scotland died in 1249. The highest point on Kerrera is Carn Breugach at 189 m (620 ft).

The Kerrera Tearoom and Bunkhouse serves freshly prepared tea, baking, soups and sandwiches daily.  



How to get here

The Kerrera ferry leaves from Gallanach near Oban.

No advance booking is necessary on this sailing for foot passengers. Simply turn up at the port of departure buy a ticket on board the ferry.

Getting to Gallanach

Gallanach is a port on the North West coast, and makes a great base for your adventures on the Isles.

By car

Gallanach is roughly 2 hours and 30 minutes from Glasgow, 3 hours and 15 minutes from Edinburgh by car. 

Postcode for sat nav

Gallanach slipway: PA34 4QH

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