ISLE OF KERRERA FERRY
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The island of Kerrera has been described as a jewel in the Firth of Lorne. Just a few minutes ferry ride away from the mainland of Oban. It offers a peace and beauty that is unique, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Kerrera is an ever-changing landscape from fertile low pastures where the farming tradition goes back hundreds of years - to bog and heathland, small coastal bays and beaches with cliffs and caves - home to a rich tapestry of flowers and wildlife.
This superb small island is only a short boat ride away. As well as Gylen Castle there is a profusion of wildlife, including a seal colony, wild goats and occasional visits from golden and sea eagles. Porpoises, dolphins and otters are also sometimes sighted by visitors to this remarkable island.
Kerrera has much to offer the independent-minded visitor who appreciates wildlife, history and scenery. A trip to the island is incomplete without a visit to Gylen Castle, located on the south coast and a few minutes walk off the main circular island track, and identified by a signpost at Lower Gylen. Built in 1587 and sited above the waves and rocks, it is a dramatic and magnificent place.
The view from the Castle faces down the Firth of Lorne to other Argyll islands, and the atmosphere of isolation and beauty must have changed little over the centuries.
Tea Garden & Bunkhouse
Teas and refreshments (delicious home cooking) are available at the award winning tea garden near to the castle.
Open 7 days a week from Easter to October.
A full colour guide of the Island is available on the ferry.
How to get to Kerrera Ferry:
The public ferry to Kerrera leaves from a slip two miles south of Oban along the coast road. Car Parking at the ferry. There are frequent sailings during the summer season at times listed on the notice board by the quayside. To attract the ferry please turn this board to BLACK prior to sailing times as advertised.
Ferry times and fares are posted at the ferry crossing point. Ferry Times and Contact or download the following pdf file: Summer Timetable or Winter Timetable. Also Terms & Conditions
Location of the Kerrera Ferry - please click map to enlarge