History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
This is an area of superb natural beauty. At the Colonsay end of The Strand is a standing stone at Garvard and to the east, a rocky outcrop known as Hangman's Rock, used as a gallows in times gone by.
There is a road of sorts on the Oronsay end of The Strand, and this leads directly to the ruins of the medieval monastery of Oronsay Priory.
Overlooking The Strand to the east is Beinn Eibhne, where you will find an overhanging rock known as the Hangman's Rock for its use as a site for public hangings.
It takes a good 15 to 25 minutes to cross The Strand from end to end, and though it may look dry when the tide is out, trust me, it isn't! A wise person would take rubber boots for the crossing.
It would also be a good idea to check the tide timetable before setting out. A copy can usually be found in the window of the ferry terminal at Scalasaig.
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About The Strand
Address: B8085, Garvard, Isle of Colonsay, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Attraction Type: Countryside
Location: Take the B8085 to Garvard, where the road ends at The Strand.
The Strand Photos
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Hangman's Rock - 0.3 miles (Countryside)
Garvard Standing Stone - 0.5 miles (Prehistoric Site)
The Macfie Stone - 0.9 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Oronsay Priory - 1.7 miles (Abbey)
Scalasaig Standing Stones - 2 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Dun Gallain Hill Fort - 2.1 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Lord Colonsay Monument - 2.2 miles (Historic Building)
Dun Eibhinn Fort - 2.3 miles (Castle)
Nearest Holiday Cottages to The Strand:
Nearby accommodation is calculated 'as the crow flies' from The Strand. 'Nearest' may involve a long drive up and down glens or, if you are near the coast, may include a ferry ride! Please check the property map to make sure the location is right for you.