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Small island in Scotland. Its length is about 20km. Only 130 people share this beautiful island with seals, Golden Eagles, cows, sheep and native honeybee species.
What to do:
- Call Archie and hire a bike(£7.50 pp per day). You can find his number in hostel or ask any native and he’ll show you where bike hire station located;
- Also you can hire fishing rod or buy seafood from local fishermen and prepare it yourself;
- Or try seafood in cafe (not so far from ferry pier) and buy local honey;
- Visit Kiloran Bay for surfing or to relax – this is a very calm place;
- Golf, if you like it, but you have to share it with careless sheep;
- Island has a small brewery. You can find their beer in the shop;
- Near ferry pier you can find gift shop with beautiful stuff from local masters. I bought square badge with owl. Maps of island with wildlife marks are inspirational.
How to get there:
- Ferry from Oban (£6.90, about 2.30 hours);
- Small airplane from Oban or Islay(£20-£65, about 30 min).
- Be careful on the narrow roads and always let any car/sheep/cow pass;
- Colonsay has only one cafe, shop, post office and gift shop. Most places work from 10.00 to 17.00;
- Hostel rooms have no keys – just be prepared;
- Don’t scare the sheep – they are very shy and can fall down from the steep mountain!