Cruising to Isle of Iona, Scotland

Isle of Iona tourist attractions.

Isle of Iona, ScotlandIona is a small island in the Inner Hebrides off the Ross of Mull on the western coast of Scotland is home to the world-famous Fingal’s Cave, the ornithological heaven of the Treshnish Isles, the sacred Isle of Iona and the wildlife mecca of Mull. It was a centre of Gaelic monasticism for four centuries and is today renowned for its tranquility and natural beauty. The isle of Iona was the site of Scotland’s first Christian settlement. Venture into an ancient nunnery and a 13th-century abbey Explore St. Oran’s Chapel and its royal burial grounds, where Celtic high crosses mark the graves of generations of Scottish kings.

The island is home to a thriving local community consisting of residential properties, shops, crofts, farms, hotels, bed and breakfasts, holiday cottages and restaurants. Iona has some stunning white shell-sand beaches, a golf course (free), an old marble quarry, interesting walks and wildlife and genuine Hebridean hospitality. Away from the main village of Baile Mòr, there are great beaches and clear turquoise waters round most of the coast, particularly in the north. Combined trips to Iona and Staffa can be taken from Fionnphort and also from Ulva Ferry.

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