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Address: | Eilean Mor, Loch Finlaggan, Ballygrant, Scotland
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I have visited Islay many times but never got round to Finlaggan. Very interesting well presented attraction. What made it very special was bumping into a family friend I won't... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Dumfries, United Kingdom
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have visited Islay many times but never got round to Finlaggan. Very interesting well presented attraction. What made it very special was bumping into a family friend I won't have seen for over 45 years!

Thank 505maydew
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This site is very interesting and equipped with great signage so you can visit either during opening hours or after hours. We enjoyed touring the ruins but also the spectacular setting. Beautiful views!

Thank CanadaGirl2010
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very atmospheric site and a must see whilst on Islay. We enjoyed fabulous sunny weather during our visit but it would be equally good in harsher conditions, in fact it would probably add to the atmosphere. A small but interesting visitor centre and not at all commercialised. A great interlude and contrast to the distillery tours.

Thank Craig W
Kendal, United Kingdom
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417 reviews
196 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The visitors centre has loads of interesting information. There are good views of the ruins on the island from the centre if you do not want to take the walk to the island. Worth taking a look at the Time Team episode on Finlaggan.

Thank lakelover908
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7 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was an enjoyable experience learning the local history.in the centre and also our walk around the ruins! Totally an amazing historical place!

Thank Gordon K
Dunoon, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Nicely restored croft, setup as an interpretation centre for Port an Eilein. The curator was extremely helpful and friendly. The site itself has a rather strange feel to it and on a dull smirry day it felt quite oppressive, maybe too much Bowmore from the previous evening? Anyway, spent about an hour and half wandering around the island and further... More 

Thank WeeWinkieWillie
Sedbergh, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

An amazingly atmospheric site where the ancient Lords of the Isles met, lived and held council. The person on site during our visit was incredibly knowledgeable and interesting. Even on a wet day it's worth a visit. There is a raised wooden walkway to the small Island.

Thank perapps
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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439 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Ancient seat of the Lords of the Isles, the island had about 20 buildings, the outlines of most can be seen, some in better shape. The walkway out to it replicates the underwater route that only the known could tread, as it doglegs to dissuade any intruders approaching. This is mainly outdoors, so wrap up, although a small museum overlooks... More 

Thank David T
Antwerp, Belgium
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137 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Do not forget to ware appropriate clothing. On the path to the castle, I was caught in a hail storm which fortunately only lasted for 2 minutes. The setting is absolutely breathtaking, and the path towards it allows you to take beautiful pictures. On the way to the (leftovers of the) castle stand on several spots signs with explanation. This... More 

Thank Georges V
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Wonderful to learn about the long history of this part of Islay. Would recommend watching the Time Team episode on Finlaggan.

Thank Hillary I

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