Published: 10/06/2013 09:00 - Updated: 12/01/2015 15:16

Isle of Rum

The Isle of 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 National Nature Reserve has it all.

With just a short ferry journey from either Arisaig or Mallaig, come and experience the Isle of Rum for yourself.

If visiting for the day between ferry stops, hop onto the regular shuttle service to the village and soak up the atmosphere and pop into the shop; visit the fascinating Kinloch Castle, an incredible Edwardian time capsule; buy local handmade gifts from the craft shop and still have time for a bite to eat in the Community Hall teashop and sample delicious home made cakes before departure.

Feeling more active? There is no limit to the walking on Rum. Take a short walk from the pier to the otter hide, or enjoy the North Side Nature Trail from the village. There are stunning mountain and coastal walks too, all offering the opportunity to see spectacular wildlife including eagles, shearwaters, red deer and the hardy Rum ponies. You can also join our community ranger for regular guided walks, hire bikes from the craft shop, or book 4x4 trips through Brocholme Croft.

Or, why not stay for longer and really get to the heart of our island? For accommodation, we have the Village Campsite and Camping Cabins, Ivy Cottage Guest House and Kinloch Hostel, run by Scottish Natural Heritage. Out in the far flung reaches of the island there are also two mountain bothies.

For further details of all of the above and more, visit and ... Isle of Rum – always something new to discover.

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