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Canna

Thousands of years of human history share a Hebridean island with 20,000 breeding seabirds

Planning your visit

As with any other part of the country, you should not travel at all if you have symptoms of Coronavirus infection or live in a household where someone else is showing symptoms. The Scottish Government has also asked that you avoid travelling to remote places altogether in the current emergency. Island communities are small and often include elderly people, so Coronavirus would be particularly devastating for them – please consider their wellbeing.

Island communities are also isolated from healthcare providers, so someone falling ill and passing the virus to local residents will put even more strain on the system with possibly fatal consequences.

As you may have seen in the media, transport to many islands has been restricted so it may therefore be hard to reach our islands and just as hard to leave, especially if an emergency situation develops.

We want everyone to take care and stay well. Once the crisis is over, you’ll be welcomed with open arms to enjoy some of the most amazing coastal and island settings in the world. Until then, there are plenty of images and other content on our website about places like Fair Isle, Canna, Iona and St Kilda so that you don’t have to miss out on their spectacular scenery.


Canna House is currently closed, awaiting renovation works, but visitors can still enjoy the walled garden and the varied walks on the island.

Canna can be visited all year round – either by taking the regular passenger-only ferry, by private charter or, if you have your own boat, Canna Harbour has 10 yacht moorings for visitors.

Its advisable to pre-book accommodation if you intend to stay on the island. The community shop operates on a 24/7 honesty basis and carries a limited stock of basic essentials.

Landing charges applicable for commercial operators. Please contact traveltrade@nts.org.uk for more information.

For more information about planning your visit, please see the drop-down Facilities below or our frequently asked questions.

Facilities & access

  • It’s possible, although challenging, for wheelchair users to take the ferry to Canna.
  • Once on the island, the roads are made of hard gravel so assistance may be required.

We have an ongoing programme of accessible content development. Detailed accessibility guides for the most visited Trust places are available on our Accessibility pages as well as links to useful resources.

We’d love you to visit the Euan’s Guide website to review the accessibility of Trust places and tell us (and others) what’s good and where we need to do better.

Accessible toilet

Dogs may visit but must be kept under strict control at all times as livestock may be roaming freely – the island is a working farm.

Guided tour

Discover the amazingly rich archaeological landscape – from prehistoric fortifications to early 19th-century abandoned settlements. Seek out the Punishment Stone, where unruly islanders had their thumbs wedged into the hole.

Do your bit for the environment by helping us with beach cleaning and depositing marine plastic etc into the designated bins around the bay and at the pier.

Our island rangers will be happy to help with further information on walks – please contact ggibson@nts.org.uk

Toilet

Leaflets for the Canna Walk 1 (around 1 hour) and Canna Walk 2 (around 2 hours) are available at the Pier and in the shop to help you explore the island.

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Opening times

Canna

(Canna House is closed)

Entry prices

Adult
Free
Family
Free
One adult family
Free
Concession
Free

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