Cumbrae | Colin Nutt

About

Small but mighty Cumbrae is just ten minutes away from the mainland by ferry, and has lots to offer visitors. From golf to geocaching, museums to miniature railways, cathedrals to crocodiles, and water sports to wildlife. An ideal island to visit on foot, you can access everything you need in the town of Millport and easily get around by bike which you can hire on island or bring on the ferry.

Famous For

  • Known fittingly as ‘The island of 1000 bikes’, Cumbrae's main road follows a circular, relatively flat route around its 10 mile circumference. Bring your own bike or hire from one of three well stocked local bike hire businesses. (More challenging routes are available for the more adventurous.)
  • Cumbrae is home to the Cathedral of the Isles – the smallest cathedral in Britain.

Ask an Islander

  • Don't miss Cumbrae’s museums, easily accessible at the Garrison House or the Field Studies Council.

Accommodation

Check out the following accommodation listings to book your stay.

Visit Scotland accommodation

Millport, Isle of Cumbrae

More Information

You can find some additional information about Cumbrae at the links below

Millport.org

COVID-19

Please check the latest rules on travelling to and around the Scottish islands on the Scottish Government website, including guidance on testing before you travel. Please note that advice may vary depending on the specific island you are visiting.

Getting here

Covid-19

Please check the latest rules on travelling to and around the Scottish islands on the Scottish Government website, including guidance on testing before you travel. Please note that advice may vary depending on the specific island you are visiting.


Calmac Ferries operate regular sailings throughout the day between Cumbrae and Largs. No booking required.

Get Your Passport

You can find lots more information about things to see and do on the island, see some amazing island photography and collect your island stamp by downloading our app.

Download the app

App in phone

Download the Scottish Island Passport app to collect your island stamps! The app also provides lots more information on each island including recommendations from locals about things to see and do, info on how to get around, more stunning photos and useful offline maps.

  • Unlock Stamps - Collect them all! Stamp your passport when you visit each island - with an individual stamp designed to represent a unique aspect of island heritage.
  • Experiences - Discover the best experiences each island has to offer – from local boat trips to exciting traditional festivals, there is something for everyone.
  • Maps - Navigate the islands with useful offline maps, handy for areas where internet connectivity is weak.
  • Travel Jounals - Create an in-location travel journal with pictures from your island adventures, to look back on your trip.
  • Favourites - keep track of your most loved islands with the favourites feature. Available to access from your account on both the app and web.