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.
(Go to the Whisky page for distillery website links)
General - Islay Natural History Trust
Golf - Islay Golf Club
Fishing - On Islay
Shooting/Hunting - Arranged hunting and shooting
Walking - On Islay
Surfing - Islay Beaches
Bowling - Bridgend/Port Ellen
Swimming - McTaggart Leisure Centre
The Island Bear is centrally located in Bowmore, just off the main square in Shore Street (A486).
Parking is available on the street directly across from The Island Bear or in the Main Square carpark just around the corner.
From the bus stop opposite the Co-op in Bowmore walk down the hill and around the corner to your right. The Island Bear is on your immediate right.
Bowmore is midway between the ferry terminals of Port Askaig on the east coast and Port Ellen on the south coast. It is around an 11 mile journey to each.
The airport is situated around 8 miles to the south of Bowmore.
SATNAV: Postcode - PA43 7LB
The Island Bear Bed and Breakfast
Isle of Islay