The Small Isles, Inner Hebrides
If you want to experience true tranquillity, spending time on these four islands will reawaken your senses. They can be found scattered between the larger isles of Mull and Skye. Stay on Eigg and experience true island life with regular ceilidhs and the loveliest of locals. There are no cars allowed on the ferry crossing to Eigg (locals and services only) so take the chance to walk, cycle or kayak your way around. On Rum, don't miss the chance to see the impressive Kinloch Castle or witness the resident wildlife, with sea eagles soaring above and red deer at Kilmory Bay, who occasionally pop down to the beach to munch on seaweed! Explore the scenery and quiet sandy beaches of the smaller Muck where all you need to do is admire the gorgeous scenery, appreciate the silence in the air and explore the calm rocky shores. On Canna, don't miss the chance to see the striking St Columba's Church which overlooks the harbour.
Tip - these isles can be reached by ferry from the Mainland at Arisaig or Mallaig (from Fort William). This is one of the greatest railway journeys in the world!
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