The Cathedral of the Isles

The Isle of Cumbrae Opera Retreat Festival will take place at The Cathedral of the Isles. Built in 1851, the Cathedral is Britain’s smallest Cathedral and sits amidst 8 acres of lawns and woodland, a mere five minutes walk from the sea.

All events, concerts and meals will take place within the Cathedral complex.

Attached to the Cathedral is the Cathedral Guest House – a Visit Scotland 3 Star Guest House for those who choose a Full Board Residential Package. Guest House visitors enjoy a unique combination of modern luxury and homemade meals in a building full of history and character.

It offers a selection of bedrooms including single, twin, double and family rooms; some of which are en-suite whilst the others have shared facilities. There is a ground floor bedroom and bathroom which is specifically set up for disabled access. All dietary requirements are catered for.

For those travelling by car, there is free parking available at the Cathedral. A bus service from the Cumbrae Ferry Terminal into Millport is available for those travelling as foot passengers to Cumbrae. The Cathedral is a short walk from the bus stop in Millport.

Those opting to arrange their own accommodation on the island will still have full access to the Cathedral Library and Common Room areas during the Festival. A limited number of places for lunch and dinner at the Cathedral may be available for those who have purchased a Weekend Events Pass.

More information about the Cathedral of the Isles and The Cathedral Guest House can be found at