Isle of Iona Journals

Peace on Iona

A September 2003 trip to Isle of Iona by milliebell

Quote: This is to share my experiences of Iona, a beautiful and tranquil place.

Peace on Iona

Overview

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If you can stay on the island, attending an evening service at the abbey is great. I visited the abbey in the afternoon, when it was empty, and enjoyed it and found it a peaceful place. Visiting for a service with members of the community and guests gave a new perspective on it. When the abbey is full of people, the choir is singing, the cloisters are floodlit and the abbey is lit by candles it is like a different place again. I still recommend it even if you have no Christian leanings just for the experience. The service was very simple but very moving. North Shore Beach was lovely. I had this lovely clean sandy beach all to myself, and the water was crystal clear and the views were lovely. Mu...Read More

Iona Hostel

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Hotel

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This is a real gem of a hostel. You can check it out on www.ionahostel.com. The hostel is a good 20 minute walk from the Iona ferry terminal and the village, but it is well worth it. It is clearly signposted from the ferry terminal and easy enough to find, given that there is only one road on the island. On my arrival, I was given a very warm welcome by the owner, and introduced to other guests who were around. I found the hostel to be a warm welcoming place overall. There is an excellent self-catering kitchen which was very well equipped, and one long table encouraging guests to socialise. There was also a drying room, and proper bathrooms--i.e. not rows of cublicles, but individual toilet and s...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 8, 2003

Iona Hostel
Lagandorain
Iona, Scotland
(01681) 700707

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milliebell

milliebell
Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom