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Canna

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

Planning your visit

Welcome back! Scottish Government advice is for anyone travelling to the Scottish islands to take a lateral flow test before they travel. This helps to keep remote and vulnerable communities safe. Testing kits are available through the government website.

We want you to enjoy your visit to the island – your safety is our priority. This means we may have had to make some changes so that we can keep everyone safe. Please read our Guide on what to expect before you set off.

The Isle of Canna Community also regularly updates island-specific advice.


Canna House is currently closed as it is undergoing an extensive renovation project, 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

Café Canna overlooks the harbour - see their website for more details.

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 walks may be available with the seasonal Canna Ranger. Otherwise, leaflets are available in the Pier Waiting Room with suggested self-guided routes.

Picnics

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.

There is a community shop on the island.

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.

Wi-Fi

Opening times

Isle of Canna

(Canna House is closed)

Current periodAll year, daily

Entry prices

Adult
Free
Family
Free
One adult family
Free
Concession
Free

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

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