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Iona Abbey, Isle of Iona

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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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  • Iona can seem quite a trek to get to but it is well worth the visit. A rustic Island of sorts and it has beautiful clear waters and very little traffic. The Abbey is a short walk from the ferry, I thi...  more »
  • So special and great guided tour, not too long, kids enjoyed using the headphones! Gift shop and museum good too. Lovely visit  more »
  • One of the must visit place in Isle of Iona, located at a scenic background. It is a little walk from the ferry landing. There is a admission fee of £7.50 for adults.  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 ...