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 a medieval priory.
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: Garvard, Colonsay, Garvard, Argyll and Bute, Strathclyde, 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)
Oronsay Priory - 1.7 miles (Abbey)
Scalasaig Standing Stones - 2 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Dun Gallain - 2.1 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Buaile Riabhach Stone Circle - 2.4 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Fingal's Limpet Hammers - 2.6 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Colonsay House Gardens - 3.9 miles (Garden)
Nearest Accommodation 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.