How do I get to Iona? There is a Caledonian Macbrayne passenger only Ferry from Fionnphort on the extreme west coast of Mull. It is also possible to go on a day trip to Iona through Seafari, located on the island of Seil, near Oban. This trip takes about 75 minutes. To travel throughout Scotland and the UK, you can book your tickets through The Trainline.
How do I get around Iona? Again, walkers and cyclists abound on the Isle of Iona. There is only a quarter of a mile of road and the terrain is quite flat, so there is no real need to bring your car over. Cycles can be hired at the Finlay Ross store.
What's worth visiting on Iona? For such a small island, there is certainly a lot to visit on Iona. Firstly, from the ferry slip head towards the ruins of the Augustinian Nunnery. Then head upwards towards the Iona Heritage Centre, bulit by Thomas Telford, which has fascinating displays illustrating the islanders' lives over the past 200 years. The main attraction on Iona, apart from it's peace and tranquility, is Iona Abbey. St Columba died on Iona and was buried by his monks on Iona. The Abbey was restored during the early twentieth century and was originally built around 1200. lona Abbey is a celebrated Christian centre and is said to be the burial place of early Scottish kings such as Macbeth and Duncan.
Where can I stay on Iona? There are two Hotels on Iona, the Argyll and St Columba. Also, there is the Clachan Corrach Guest House and the Cnoc-Oran Bed & Breakfast, where there is also a section for Campers. There is also Bed and Breakfast available at Dalantober and at Finlay Ross. There is also Iona Hostel at the northern end of the island. Self catering is available at Ardoran House and Ardbeg Self-Catering and Shore Cottage.
Are there any books/DVD's about iona?
- Iona: A Pilgrim's Guide by Peter Millar,
- The Isle of Iona: Sacred, Spectacular, Living (Island Tributes) by Alastair De Watteville,
- Isles of Mull, Iona and Staffa (Landmark Visitor Guide) by Hilary M. Peel,
- Mull and Iona (Images of Scotland) by John Macpherson,
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