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Mingulay, Berneray & Pabbay

Eagles soar and dolphins splash around these Hebridean islands, also home to a rare Pictish stone

Planning your visit

Mingulay, Berneray & Pabbay are wild, uninhabited islands. All three islands have very high and dangerous cliffs.

Landing is from a small boat onto a rocky foreshore and can be difficult – please speak to your boat operator if you have concerns about this.

If you are arriving in your own boat please note that you must come ashore in an open tender to avoid bringing unwanted animals, such as rats, onto the island. The hulls of all boats should be recently treated with anti-fouling treatment, and chains and anchors should be clean. 

Please make sure that you have good walking shoes or boots and that they are cleaned before you visit, paying particular attention to the soles.

The weather can be changeable and we recommend good walking shoes/boots and warm, waterproof clothing. All walking is over rough, uneven ground.

You should also bring food and drink with you as there are no cafés or shops on the island.

Please note that there is no mobile phone reception on any of the islands.

There are no toilet facilities on the islands.

Dogs are welcome but should be kept under close control at all times.

For more information about planning your visit please see our frequently asked questions.

If you would like to speak to us we can be contacted by telephone on 01463 732645.


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Dogs welcome

Opening times

Mingulay, Berneray & Pabbay
Current periodOpen all year, daily

Entry prices

Mingulay, Berneray & Pabbay
One adult family

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At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

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  • If you have mobility problems, visiting Mingulay, Berneray and Pabbay is not advised – the islands can only be reached by boat, landing on rocky stretches of foreshore. There are no paths on the islands and any tracks are uneven. There is no wheelchair access.

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