Isle Of Iona


    Iona is a small, fertile, crofting island, currently inhabited by around 130 people.

    The island is farmed largely by traditional methods. The National Trust for Scotland works in partnership with its tenant farmers to ensure that rare species, such as the corncrake, are conserved.

    For many centuries, Iona has been an island of special significance for all Christians. In AD 563, Columba and his followers arrived here from Ireland to spread the gospel in Scotland and the north of England. The restored medieval abbey continues to hold daily services today and St Oran’s Chapel and Reilig Odhram is reputed to be the burial place of 48 kings of Scotland, including Macbeth.

    The Isle of Iona also boasts sandy beaches, excellent walking opportunities and a variety of wildlife to look out for. Many shops sell locally sourced crafts and the golf course boasts beautiful beach views.

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop (not National Trust for Scotland)

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by ferry:- Ferry (no cars) from Fionnphort, Isle of Mull (A849). Ferry to Mull (Craigure) from Oban; telephone MacBrayne, 01475 650100.

    Transport within Scotland

    For public transport information to visit here from within Scotland, enter your postcode and visit date below.

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