Map and how to get there

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Nearest travel links

Airport Islay
Ferry Port Askaig and Port Ellen
Car Car advised

Activities near Isle of Islay

Sports Horse riding, Fishing
Great for Walking holidays, Rural or countryside holidays, Beach or lakeside relaxation, Cycling holidays

How to get there

Caledonian Macbrayne sail ferries from Kennacraig on the mainland several times a day - see www.calmac.co.uk for details. The crossing takes around 2 hours - if you are taking a car or bicyce over, be sure to book in advance. You need to be at the ferry at least half an hour in advance of it sailing or you will lose your booked position and be put to the back of the queue!

Scottish Citylink run a couple of buses a day from Buchanan Bus Station in Glasgow to Kennacraig - see www.citylink.co.uk for details. Service No. 926/Campbeltown. You can book ahead and board at many points along the route.

If you're driving from Glasgow, head west on the A82 then A83. Allow three hours to be safe.

You can also fly to Islay from Glasgow Airport. The service is operated by flybe.com. It's expensive, but only takes half an hour at most. You can hire cars on the island and pick one up at the airport. Contact islaycarhire.com or carhireonislay.co.uk

The Islay bus service is operated by Islay Coaches and Royal Mail postbuses.

There is a taxi service on the island at www.islaytaxis.com