Isle of Iona (Scotland) Reviews
Newest Review: ... where you can either arrange a tour or book a local taxi to get you to Fionnphort. The island. ********* Iona is famous as the island where St Columba landed in 563 AD, bringing Christianity to Britain. The Island is dominated by its imposing Abbey where you will find a thriving Christian community. The Abbey welcomes visitors and you can take part in the regular services. There is a small gift and book shop selling some lovely jewellery. The Abbey also has an interesting museum containing stone crosses and ancient gravestones. On the day we visited the weather was very wet and windy and we were invited to eat our picnic in the shelter of... more
Customer Isle of Iona (Scotland) Reviews (2)
by - written on 22/02/12 (Very useful, 96 readings)
I love the west coast of Scotland, especially the islands known as the inner and Outer Hebrides and spend as much time as I can there. I have recently returned from a trip to the Isle of Mull and whilst there visited the tiny island of Iona. Getting there. ************ Iona is situated one mile off the south west coast of Mull. To get there you will first need to take a ferry from Oban on the Scottish mainland to the isle of Mull. The ferry for Iona leaves from Fionnphort. The journey from the ferry terminal at Cragnure to Fionnphort is on winding single track roads and will take about an hour. Caledonian McBrayne operates the ferry ... Read the complete review
by - written on 25/08/10 (Very useful, 164 readings)
The Isle of Iona lies off the west coast of Mull separated from that island by a deep, narrow channel, known as the Sound of Mull. Iona is easy to reach; a Caledonian MacBrayne ferry sails between the port of Fionnphort on Mull and Iona 'very frequently', with the crossing taking only a few minutes. Iona is a tiny island being about three miles long and 1.5 miles wide. Despite its small size, the island has a wide variety of things to do and see, and is stunningly beautiful and tranquil. Those wanting peace and quiet with time to simply stand and stare will find that Iona is a perfect place to relax. History Iona is often referred to as ... Read the complete review
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