The island is now owned by the community
Achamore Gardens are some of the finest in Argyll
Gigha top tips:
- Walking & cycling - this tiny island with its quiet roads is a great place for gentle, scenic walks & bike rides
- Golf - Enjoy a round on Gigha's 9 hole golf course
- Archaeology - Discover Gigha's cairns, standing stones, duns & an ogham stone
- Achamore Gardens - Explore the glorious gardens of Gigha's big house
Gigha things to see & do
As you cross the Sound of Gigha on the ferry from Tayinloan, you feel as though you are leaving behind far more than just your car. Walkers can take in stunning panoramic views from wildflower-strewn hillsides and cyclists will discover perfect picnic spots on tiny beaches of pure white sand. The island's history makes fascinating reading - especially the recent community buy-out, ensuring Gigha's future for islanders and visitors alike. Sitting in the friendly Gigha Hotel Bar, the locals' passion for their island is apparent as you quiz them on the ancient Bronze Age burial cairns, the spectacular banks of rhododendrons in Achamore Gardens, the ancient 13th century church of Kilchattan or the best place to watch the sun rise over Kintyre.
Travel to & around Gigha
There's a regular ferry service (20min crossing) from Tayinloan on the Kintyre peninsula to Gigha.