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Todmorden, England, United Kingdom
August 13, 2004
We didn't see the most beautiful parts of the island, as the weather was very threatening, but from what I hear it would probably qualify as a natural wonder. We went to see the abbey and the priory remains and this is about as historic as you can get in terms of Christianity in Great Britain. (St Patrick had founded a settlement in Ireland even earlier from which Columba came to Iona.)
I have heard many people talk of the spirituality of the Iona experience - I can only say that I have never had an experience of that kind with the sort of crowds who were present at the historic sites.
This did not in any way detract from their interest, and I am sure that the priory remains must be pretty magic in the early morning or the evening. At the abbey I preferred the cloisters, the crosses and the museum to the abbey itself, although it is an impressive enough building.
There is accommodation on the island and I am sure the experience of spending one or even two nights there would give the opportunity to experience the magic which gives way to the crowds during the day.
From journal Magic places - Mull and Iona
Brooklyn, New York
September 21, 2003
From journal Scottish Isles
Oakhurst, New Jersey
October 4, 2000
From journal The Breathtaking Isle of Mull