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Iona Abbey, Isle of Iona

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Church Historic Site
Steep yourself in the history of the Scotland at Iona Abbey, the first Christian monastery in Scotland. Founded by St. Columbo in 563 AD, the site is one of the oldest Christian sites in Western Europe. Monks at the monastery reputedly wrote the Book of Kells. Make a pilgrimage to the site from the mainland, take a look at the crosses dating from the 9th and 10th centuries, and wander through the remains of the medieval cloisters. Put Iona Abbey into our Isle of Iona vacation trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Isle of Iona.
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TripAdvisor
  • Clearly the Abbey means so much to the people who make long pilgrimages to visit, but it's also an interesting centrepiece of a visit to the charming island of Iona. I visited from Oban using a guided...  more »
  • The visit to the island of Iona is via a short boat trip from the mainland of Mull. Check first the times of the ferry if you are visiting in high season. There are two car parks on the mainland, one ...  more »
  • Great place to walk around, the old crosses in the museum were very interesting. Loved all the character of this place.  more »
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  • We spent a week on Iona at the B&B. We ordered a sack lunch each day and explored the island on foot. That was the only way to get around since you do not bring your vehicle on the island. You only see a small handful of cars and they belong to the residents there. We have such great memories of the place and the locals. Loved listening to their stories. We covered the entire island exploring different places everyday. Every time I see pictures I feel like I am back there for real. If I had one place I could visit over it would be Iona. Isle of Skye comes in second. You just never forget the impression people leave with you. Take me back!!!
  • Ancient burial site of Lords Of The Isles. Beautiful stillness. One of the thin places.
  • Beautiful place. A must see
  • One of the most valuable historical sites in the history of european Christianity and with no doubt one of the most important scottish relic.
  • Tranquil place love it so much and will return one day ...