Colonsay Whale Sculpture
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The whale stretches 525 feet from nose to tail. Though it is easily visible at ground level, by far the best way to appreciate the enormous sculpture is to ascend one of the hills that surround this sheltered bay.
The sheer scale of the sculpture is stunning; when you stand at one end the other end seems to stretch out forever away from you.
Finding the sculpture is easy. Just take the Balnahard road from Kiloran beach and keep going over the long, slow rise. When you start to descend the far side of the hill you will see the whale sculpture spread out on the low ground ahead.
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About Colonsay Whale Sculpture
Address: Balnahard, Kiloran, Isle of Colonsay, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Attraction Type: Countryside
Location: Take the track towards Balnahard. The whale is easily visible as you descend into Port an Obain.
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
St Columba's Well - 0.5 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Kiloran Bay Beach - 1 miles (Countryside)
Clach A'Pheanais (Balnahard) Standing Stone - 1.1 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Cill Chaitriona - 1.1 miles (Historic Church)
Balnahard Bay Beach (Traigh Ban) - 1.5 miles (Countryside)
Tobar Oran Sculptured Stone - 1.9 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Colonsay House Gardens - 1.9 miles (Garden)
Buaile Riabhach Stone Circle - 3.4 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Nearest Accommodation to Colonsay Whale Sculpture:
Nearby accommodation is calculated 'as the crow flies' from Colonsay Whale Sculpture. '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.