Isle of Gigha

Scotland's Adventure Coast

The Isle of Gigha is one of the most beautiful of the Hebridean Islands, famed for its white sandy bays.

Sitting three miles west of Kintyre, community-owned Gigha, is an enchanting small island that has been transformed following a community buy-out in 2002.

The Isle of Gigha now has a variety of new visitor activities. Just seven miles long by a mile and a half wide, the island is easily explored by bike, by foot or by kayak and is perfect for a day trip or weekend break.

Gigha has a long history, and may have had an important role during the Kingdom of Dalriada and is the ancestral home of Clan MacNeill.

It fell under the control of the Norse and the Lords of the Isles before becoming incorporated into modern Scotland and saw a variety of conflicts during the medieval period.

Attractions on the island include Achamore Gardens, a nine-hole golf course, abundant wildlife, especially seabirds and numerous shipwrecks on the surrounding rocks and skerries.

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Ceol Mara

The stunning island home is just five minutes walk across the field to a sandy beach with shallow turquoise water. You'll find all you need in this home away...

Ceol Mara
Isle of Gigha
PA41 7AA

Tel: 07594 663407

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Beach View Cottage

Beach View Cottage is a 'beachy' 'chic', bright open plan cottage close to a secluded beach. The secure garden is a sun trap but beware, a cow might pop over...

Beach View Cottage
Ardminish
Isle of Gigha
PA41 7AD

Tel: 0044 7776 023246

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The Yurt Experience

This traditional handmade Yurt sleeps 4 people and is the only one on the island. The yurt is set in a private garden alongside chickens, herbs, and vegetabl...

Ardminish Stores
Isle of Gigha
PA41 7AA

Tel: 01583505251

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Achamore Lodge B&B

Nestled in the trees to the south of the island, the house was the Lodge house for Achamore House and later its world famous Achamore Gardens. The Lodge has...

Achamore Lodge
Isle of Gigha
PA41 7AD

Tel: 01583 505099

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Isle of Gigha Camp & Motorhome Site

The Isle of Gigha Camp and Motorhome site is a small site close to the ferry slip that welcomes motorhomes, campervans and tents. The camping area has a wild...

Isle of Gigha Camp & Motorhome Site
Ardminish House
Isle of Gigha
PA41 7AA

Tel: 075488 32593

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Isle of Gigha Self Catering Cottages

Gigha Self Catering Cottages
Isle of Gigha
Kintyre

Tel: 07775 262192

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Walking & Cycling

Leave the car on the mainland, slow down and enjoy the beauty of the Isle of Gigha on foot or by e-bike.  The Gateway to Gigha is an interlinking path network, with online and physical interpretation along 22km of path networks and provides access to key sites of historic interest and stunning viewpoints.

Please follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code whilst visiting Gigha. A paper guide is available on the island or can be downloaded here.

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Must Visit Places

CAMPBELTOWN & KINTYRE

Once proclaimed ‘the whisky capital of the world,’ Campbeltown situated on the beautiful peninsula of Kintyre is one of Argyll's largest towns.

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Visitscotland Kintyre Way
KNAPDALE

Knapdale is a place sculpted by the great forces of nature and it’s here that beavers have been reintroduced into Scotland. 

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Knapdale Beavers
TARBERT

Tarbert on Loch Fyne is an attractive village which for many visitors acts as the gateway to the beautiful peninsula of Kintyre

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Tarbert Harbour Marina

Getting here

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Planning your journey

The main way to travel to and from the Isle of Gigha is by car or by bus via the A82 and then the A83 following the road towards Campbeltown.

You then need to take a short ferry trip with Calmac to Gigha from Tayinloan on the Kintyre pennisula.

Alternatively, you can cross over to Kintyre by ferry via Arran or Cowal – allowing you to explore much more of the west coast.

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