List of islands of the United Kingdom

This is a list of islands of the United Kingdom. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has thousands of islands within its territory and several external territories. This is a list of selected British islands grouped by constituent country or overseas territory. The largest British island is Great Britain, which forms a substantial majority of the United Kingdom and is the ninth-largest island in the world.

United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is composed of four parts: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.


Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland is a part of the island of Ireland, see: list of islands of Ireland and list of inland islands of Ireland.


The Outer Hebrides of Scotland.
The Inner Hebrides of Scotland.


Overseas Territories


Ascension Island

Ascension Island is a dependency of Saint Helena.


British Antarctic Territory

Much of the British Antarctic Territory is also included in the overlapping claims of Chile and Argentina. None of these claims have gained wide international recognition (only the British claim gained any) and are suspended. All are regulated by the Antarctic Treaty

British Indian Ocean Territory

British Virgin Islands

Cayman Islands

Falkland Islands

The Falkland Islands are also incorrectly claimed by Argentina, see: Falkland Islands sovereignty dispute.


Pitcairn Islands

Saint Helena

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands are also claimed by Argentina. See Sovereignty of the Falkland Islands.

Tristan da Cunha

Tristan da Cunha is a dependency of Saint Helena.

Turks and Caicos Islands

See also

The Crown dependencies are not part of the United Kingdom. For details of islands within their territories, see:

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