Islay

Use the links further down this page to go to each individual attraction's website.

Machir Bay
Kintra

 

 

Islay is the southern most of the Inner Hebrides, is known as ‘The Queen of the Hebrides’ and is around 20 miles wide by 25 miles long with over 130 miles of unspoilt coastline. The islands landscape is made up of lochs, moors, sandy beaches, wild and rocky cliffs, all of which give some truly stunning scenery. 

Ardbeg Distillery

 

Although Islay is probably best known for it’s 8 whisky distilleries, one of them now producing gin!, its ancient and mysterious history as well as it’s natural history come in a close second.

Kildalton Cross

 

 

 

 

The medieval capital of the Hebrides was on the shores of Loch Finlaggan where the Lord of the Isles had his settlements from the 12th to the 16th centuries. 

Islay and what to do while you are here.

Highland cattle at Sanaigmore

 

 

 

 

If you’re interested in one of the following then you’re coming to the right place!!

 

 

 

 

 


Wildlife, bird-watching, natural history, cycling, walking, hiking, surfing, bowling, horse riding, golf, swimming, beaches, exploring, stalking, shooting, fishing, doing nothing, real ales, gin and whisky!

Use the links below to find out more about Islay's attractions.

(Go to the Whisky page for distillery website links)

Barnacle geese at Bridgend

Wildlife:

RSPB - Loch Gruinart The Oa

Bird Watching - On Islay Tours

General - Islay Natural History Trust

 

Sports:

Golf - Islay Golf Club

Cycling - On Islay Bike Hire

Fishing - On Islay

Shooting/Hunting - Arranged hunting and shooting

Walking - On Islay

Surfing - Islay Beaches

Bowling - Bridgend/Port Ellen

Horse Riding - Rockside Farm Balivicar Farm

Swimming - McTaggart Leisure Centre

 

Museums and History:

Ancient history of Islay - Finlaggan

History of Islay - Museum of Islay life

General Islay history - Islayinfo

Genealogy - Islay and Jura

Gruinart from Kilnave chapel

 

 

 

Tours and Taxis:

Rhinns area - Taxi Hire

Bruichladdich - Taxi Hire

Port Ellen - Tours and taxis

Boat trips - Seafari

Guided Tours - The Lady of the Isles

Customised Tours - Wild and Magic Islay

Port Askaig

 

 

Other Islay Websites of Use:

Newspaper - The Ileach

Islay Information - Islayinfo Islay Info Web Portal

Tourist Information - Bowmore Office

Sheep at Kintra