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Holy isle

The island is steeped in history. The story of grace darling and the Castle was great going again... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Andrew G
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The little ferry across to the island is friendly. The island itself has a great walk across the... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
Steeple Claydon, United Kingdom
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Lamlash Bay, Lamlash, Scotland
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Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

The island is steeped in history. The story of grace darling and the Castle was great going again next year.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 29 August 2018

The little ferry across to the island is friendly. The island itself has a great walk across the top and back along the shore. A bit of a trawl up and down each end but nothing too bad. On a good day, it's the most...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank nykyjk
Reviewed 24 August 2018

the boat ride is fun; there is not much to do on the island (unless you have hiking apparel/shoes). the garden is inspirational with uplifting quotes; gently ambiance in the "boat house" (little coffe shop). too bad one cannot visit even the first house.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Wulfing
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

The Holy Isle is stunning. Just a magnificent place to be. The short jaunt from Lamlash is a breeze and it drops you off on a wee jetty, to be met by Martin, who will give you the low down. An easy walk around takes...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank derekl776
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Go..... You will not regret it. Lovely boat trip there. Magical garden, robins, ponies and buddhist rock paintings Perfect

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank cerewan
Reviewed 8 August 2018

This is my 4th time on the island. Ferry £12 adults £6 children The ferry might not be a good idea with people with limited mobility, as you had to step up into the boat. Might be better when high tide so they can use...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank 1stclassdiver758
Reviewed 6 August 2018

A wonderful day out with great walks, superb views all around, sea birds galore, seals and wildlife, plus some nice history and spiritual discovery!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Cliff M
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

The Holy Isle is a very special place. You have to take a small boat across but once there you will see animals roaming freely and have views of Arran and mainland Scotland that you obviously will not get from anywhere else. OK so there...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Duquesadiner
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Small ferry to an interesting Island. Great walk, bit windy on our day. You need about 4-5 hours to go to the top and back round the coast.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank minesapintthanks
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Ferry from Lamlash £12 return. Walked to top & back in 90 minutes. Stiff climb but so worth the stunning view. If we had more time we would have gone down the other side & round. A flat walk can be taken along the coast...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Toby E
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Pauline W
10 June 2018|
Response from andrew l | Reviewed this property |
No. I think the resident Buddhist monks request you don't bring animals
21 August 2017|
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Response from EllenScotland | Reviewed this property |
The 12 seat ferry runs daily back and forth. £12 per person return, cash only taken.
23 June 2017|
Response from JGrant44 | Reviewed this property |
I think she is right, the boat is quite small (only takes c. 12 people sat on a bench either side). One has to step into the boat. I would also note that there is very little "proper" path on the island so getting around... More