Cheap flights to Tiree
From the Gaelic, Tiriodh, meaning "Land of Corn", Tiree's flat, sunny landscape has built a reputation for glorious beaches and abundant flowers and birds. Nicknamed the "Hawaii of the North" by windsurfers, adrenaline junkies and nature lovers alike flock to the island to witness the great Atlantic waves that break on the curling silver beaches. Discover the island for yourself and book your cheap flights to Tiree with Flybe today.
- Flight frequency: Several / Week
- Currency: GBP (£)
- Population: 653
Overview of Tiree
At just 30 square miles, you'd be surprised what you can pack into one island with only 650 residents - but make no mistake, Tiree may be small, but it makes for a great getaway with attractions and activities to suit everyone. As one of the sunniest places in the UK and no street lighting, expect a walker's paradise by day and as the sun goes down, a picturesque island lit by a stunning backdrop of stars at night. Local produce abounds - be it in the form of paintings, sculptures and ceramics created by one of the local talented artists or in the form of mouth-watering food from one of the handful of eateries. If you're looking to get away from it all, find out the best of what Tiree has to offer by reading our travel guide below.
Restaurants and nightlife
As a small island, it will come as no surprise that all the dishes served in the quaint cafes and restaurants showcase the best of local produce. From the seasonal fare at Ceabhar Restaurant in Sandaig to the highly praised comfort food at The Cobbled Cow in Crossapol, you're sure to be greeted with a warm welcome by your local hosts.
If it's unique souvenirs and gifts you're after, you've come to the right place. Beachcomber Gifts & Crafts in Crossapol give visitors the chance to get creative with their Paint Your Own Pottery studio, as well as offering postcards and one-of-a-kind trinkets. For art lovers, Blue Beyond in Balemartine is your opportunity to pick up some stunning art work or local textiles.
Events and Attractions
An adventurer's paradise, Tiree's location means it's a haven for windsurfers. If adrenaline is your thing, why not take to the water with Wild Diamond Watersports? The longest running school on the island is open daily from the 1st April to the 1st November every year and offers lessons in a range of sports including windsurfing, kite surfing, sand yachting and more. If you prefer your activities a little less strenuous, why not spend a day walking the island? With sites such as The Ringing Stone and Ben Hynish - the highest point on the island - to discover, it's a great way to see this remote outpost of the UK.
Find Hotels around Tiree
Whether you're looking to take to the water or just get away from it all, Tiree offers accommodation for all travellers.
Travel to and from Tiree Airport
IATA code: TRE
Name: Tiree Airport
Address: Crossapol, Isle of Tiree PA77 6UW
Telephone: 01879 220456
Car parking, as well as drop off and pick up points, can be found adjacent to the airport's terminal building. The car park is free of charge and includes disabled parking. Drivers are advised that they leave their vehicles and contents at their own risk.
Owing to its diminutive size, the island need only be served by an on demand dial-a-bus service provided by the Argyll & Bute Council. Buses can be booked on 01879 220 419.
A local taxi service - A MacKechine Taxis - is available to use at the airport. These can be booked beforehand or on arrival at the airport, however passengers are advised to book to avoid long waits.
MacLennan Car Hire provides services for the airport including a free meet and greet service. Rental cars are subject to availability and it's recommended to book in advance.