With ferry links plus scheduled air services, Islay is an easily accessible island. It’s the place to acquire a taste for salty, seaweedy, tangy malt whiskies, with a number of distilleries open to visitors.
Historically important, Islay under the Lords of the Isles was for many years the ‘capital’ of the Western Isles. It has some of the best early celtic crosses in Scotland with the 8th century Kildalton Cross being outstanding.
Rich in wildlife Islay is one of the best places in Britain to see hen harriers, choughs and barnacle geese. With its many superb beaches, a classic links golf course, and good trout fishing the island has much to offer.
Ferries from Kennacraig and Oban
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