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Stories and Tips Isle of Iona

Getting There & the One-Track Road

Written by Colleen on 14 Sep, 2000

Getting to Iona is somewhat of a journey. From Oban you can take a car ferry to the island of Mull (one small car cost approx. $90. for a roundtrip). The trip takes about 1 hour and arrives in Craignure. From Craignure take the one-track*…Read More

The King of the Mountain: Hiking

Written by Colleen on 14 Sep, 2000

The best way to spend the day at Iona is to see the sites, grab a bite to eat at the abbey coffee shop and then head up the mountain. It only is about a 1-2 hour easy hike. At the top of the mountain…Read More

Where Eat, Where to Stay

Written by Colleen on 14 Sep, 2000

Since the island is very remote, there are very few choices. In the town there are a handful of hotels that offer room and board. There you can get a good homemade Scottish breakfasts and seafood dishes. Another option is to stay and dine in…Read More

Who's Buried Here?

Written by Colleen on 14 Sep, 2000

There are 48 Scottish kings, 8 Norweigian kings and 4 Irish kings buried on Iona. The list includes the famous Macbeth and his enemy, Duncan. At one time 360 carved crosses adorned the island. Unfortunately, time, harsh weather conditions and vandalism has reduced this number to…Read More

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Abbey of Iona

Written by Colleen on 14 Sep, 2000

The abbey dates back to the 13th century. It is a peaceful, sacred place that offers visitors a look at ancient relics and tombs of abbots of the past. The Iona Community keeps the abbey active with workshops on Christianity, youth camps, tour and hikes…Read More

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