Isle of Colonsay, Scotland, lies in the Inner Hebrides, an island chain off the west coast of the Scottish mainland. The Inner Hebdrides include thirty-five inhabited and forty-four uninhabited islands. The Isle of Colonsay is thirteen kilometres long and almost five kilometres at its widest point. The island is very sparsely populated, only around one hundred twenty people call Colonsay their home. There is a ferry service connecting the islands with the mainland. From the port of Oban, there's a service operating five times a week in summer and four times a week in winter.
Colonsay attracts nature enthusiasts that look for a peace and a certain feeling of isolation. Outdoor activities such as walking, hiking, boating, and fishing are very popular with tourists. The climate during the summer is comparatively mild. The mean daily maximum temperature reaches sixteen degrees Celsius. In spring and autumn, the maximum temperatures range from eleven to fifteen degrees Celsius. Tourists can expect nineteen to twenty-two precipitation days per month in summer.
There are various kinds of accommodations on the island. Cottages, guesthouses, hotels, and Isle of Colonsay, Scotland hostels are open for guests. Your Isle of Colonsay, Scotland hostel is quiet remote and there are no other houses close by.The pier and shops are two kilometres away. If you want to stay in the Inner Hebrides but you cannot find a place to stay in one of the budget accommodations, check out Island of Islay and Iona. They have additional hostels for visitors.
The various picturesque beaches with the wildlife in Colonsay are worth seeing. Balhard Bay and Kiloran Bay, where even bodyboarding is possible, are highly recommendable. The island is perfect for walkers to enjoy the unspoilt nature and to see the authentic wildlife. The small island has even an eighteen-hole golf course. Colonsay Gold Course has a long tradition and was opened more than two hundred years ago. The worth seeing Oronsay Priory is nearby on the island of Oronsay, south of Colonsay. It is an abandoned monastery, which was left more than four hundred years ago. The ground and the priory buildings are in a good state.
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