​The Isle of Rum


The Isle of Rum is the largest of the Small Isles, Rum is the real jewel of Scotland’s Inner Hebrides, diamond in shape and diamond by nature. With amazing wildlife, an eccentric castle, walks to suit all levels, beautiful beaches and stunning scenery, our island has it all.

You can come for a few hours and soak up the atmosphere of our village, visit Kinloch Castle, the craft shopand have a bite to eat in the Village Hall teashop Or, why not stay for longer and really get to the heart of our island.

Out in the far flung reaches of the island there are two mountain bothies. We also have a well-stocked Shop for all your provisions. For the adventurous there is no limit to the walking on Rum, taking in the stunning mountain and coastal scenery, spectacular wildlife including eagles, shearwaters, red deer and the hardy Rum ponies. Rum’s unique geology tells an amazing story, with the core of an ancient volcano forming the ‘Rum cuillins’you see today.

In addition, Rum is an important natural heritage site, designated as a National Nature

Reserve in 1957, now managed by Scottish Natural Heritage. The Isle of Rum is part of the Small Isles National Scenic Area, a Special Protection Area for Birds, a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Area of Conservation. The island also has 17 nationally importantancient monument sites, so you can see why it is such a special place.

Island facilities include: bunkhouse; B&B; cabins; bike hire; craftshops; seasonal cafe; guided walks.There is a passenger ferry (no cars) from Mallaig and Arisaig.

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