Kerrera is a small island community close to Oban and is the perfect island-hopping and walking experience.
The island is best known for the ruined Gylen Castle, which boasts breathtaking views of the many islands dotting the horizon, something that grabbed the attention of famous artist William Turner who made 25 sketches of the castle, now showcased in the Tate Gallery, London.
The island is really accessible, with a Caledonian MacBrayne passenger ferry best used for exploring the south of the island, with its circular walking loop, which passes Kerrera Tea Garden & Bunkhouse at the south end near Gylen Castle.
The northern end of the island can be accessed by a separate marina ferry service operating from North Pier in the centre of Oban.
Kerrera's population is growing and it's Development Trust has purchased the old primary school building to restore the building into a multi-functional centre.
Rugged Gem of an Island
An ideal day trip from Oban
Go off road with the Craggy Island Triathlon | Isle of Kerrera
The Craggy Island Triathlon will have you diving into the open sea and swimming to the island of Kerrera where you’ll run and ride a spectacular off-road route