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Iona Abbey is one of Scotland's most historic and sacred sites. Located on the Isle of Iona, just off the Isle of Mull, it was founded by St Columba and his Irish followers in AD 563. As a celebrated focus for Christian pilgrimage, Iona retains its...more
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Beautiful island and beach. The Nunnery and original Monastery were both constructed in the early 13th century. The Nunnery is in ruins but enough is left to let us imagine what life there would have been like. The Abbey has been restored and is in...More
My family and I had a wonderful visit to Iona Abbey and Nunnery. We were staying in Craignure where we drove to Fionnphort to catch the ferry to Iona. The drive is gorgeous but on a one lane road with passing points. It’s a wonderful...More
Unless you are a committed Christian with an interest in the Iona Community [not the locals, the religious group] this is a very ordinary abbey and not much to see. The crosses and gravestones in the museum sparked my interest but after all the hours...More
I have always wanted to visit Iona and the Abbey. Well worth it and the sun was shining. We went with West coast tours which involved visiting the three Isles. Mull, Staffa and Iona. Great day and one to tick off the bucket list.
The Abbey laid in ruins until the 1920s. It’s been rebuilt as have the surrounding ancillary buildings. It was rebuilt in the style of the Benedictine Monastery that fell into disuse at the dissolution of the monasteries under Henry VIII. There is still a lot...More
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It all depends honestly on the weather. March can sometimes be nice and sometimes it can be terrible.There is no way to tell. Take any long range forecast with a pinch of salt and keep on checking every week. As for... More
It all depends honestly on the weather. March can sometimes be nice and sometimes it can be terrible.There is no way to tell. Take any long range forecast with a pinch of salt and keep on checking every week. As for heating, of course there is good heating in all premises.