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10 idyllic island retreats to explore by boat

When cruising, I am always drawn towards small islands, where the feeling of being entirely surrounded by water is obvious as you glimpse the sea in all directions. Perhaps this attraction harks back to a childhood spent reading Enid Blyton’s Famous Five or Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons. In any case,…

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Scotland

Fall in love with the British Isles all over again by discovering our pick of the best places to drop the hook.

West Scotland

West Coast of Scotland

Anyone who has even glimpsed the west coast of Scotland will know this is one of the most spectacular cruising areas in Europe, dramatically indented and partly protected by islands and skerries.