Getting around


There’s only one main road on Rathlin, so you have to try hard to get lost. However, the island is bigger than it looks, so many visitors use the minibus that meets each ferry for the five-mile drive to the West Light.  On the way to the RSPB bird colony – the chief attraction for many – you’ll see most of the island’s landmarks.

Few people go to the trouble of taking a car over on the ferry but bikes can be hired from Soerneog View Hostel.