• The pebbled beaches of Canna
    The pebbled beaches of Canna © The National Trust for Scotland
  • Looking west from the harbour
    Looking west from the harbour © The National Trust for Scotland
  • Highland Cows on Canna
    Highland Cows on Canna© The National Trust for Scotland
  • Looking towards Canna House from the jetty
    Looking towards Canna House from the jetty© The National Trust for Scotland
  • Visitors outside Canna House
    Visitors outside Canna House© The National Trust for Scotland
  • Looking South from the north of Canna
    Looking South from the north of Canna© The National Trust for Scotland

Boasting stunning scenery, a temperate climate and a sheltered harbour, Canna is the most westerly of the Small Isles of the Inner Hebrides, and also one of the most hospitable.

Along with its smaller neighbour Sanday, Canna has been a site of continuous settlement for 9,000 years, with a small population of inhabitants remaining to this day. The two islands are now linked by a footbridge.

Known as ‘the garden of the Hebrides’, Canna has fertile soils, green meadows and abundant wildlife. It has been recognised as a bird sanctuary since 1938, and supports over 20,000 breeding seabirds, including puffins, razorbills and guillemots.

Canna House also contains an extensive and unrivalled Gaelic library, curated by previous owners, Dr John Lorne Campbell and his wife Margaret Fay Shaw.


  Seabirds

Seabird Colonies

The National Trust for Scotland owns 20 properties around the coast of Scotland.

Together they hold almost a fifth of all seabirds breeding
in Scotland.

Learn about the species of seabirds and where they can be found in Scotland on our Seabird website.

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Opening times & Prices

31 Jul
  • Canna: all year daily
  • Canna House: Closed
Opening times are for today Use the buttons to change date or see all dates in calendar.
Please note that Canna House is closed for the present due to ongoing extensive renovation and interpretation work. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Prices
  • Admission is free, but visitors are encouraged to support our work by joining or making a donation.