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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. For Iona Abbey and beyond, use our Isle of Iona trip itinerary site to get the most from your Isle of Iona vacation.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Visited here today with the family. The information was of the highest standard that we have ever seen for a community trust. The museum was fantastic. We came away really understanding every thing th...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    The Abbey is the centre piece of Iona and in many ways a must if you visit; however it is a little expensive for a large family and, if we were not members of English Heritage, we would have been disa...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Take your time to go and visit Iona Island. It's a unique place with a magic atmosphere. The time flows slowly on the island and you can enjoy unforgettable views. The Abbey is one of the best place I...  more »
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  • May 30, 2017
    How far away this is? How peaceful? This place has a marvelous history in the Celtic Christian tradition. It is a very enchanting place to visit. I just arrived on the island and I am amazed already.
  • August 10, 2017
    A place of great peace and tranquility, immensely interesting and rich history and joyous worship.
  • August 4, 2017
    Absolutely Loved Iona, Peaceful and Tranquil and only a 10 minute ferry trip from Mull.
  • August 18, 2017
    Attractive, lots of historical interest entrance is a bit pricey the landscape is truly stunning.
  • May 16, 2017
    I came over to Iona for the day from a stay at the Camas Centre tucked away in a hidden bay on Mull. Iona is just such a stunning, tranquil place. there's a sense of just slowing down as you leave the ferry even more so than there is already from being on Mull. The Abbey again, just stunning and for that alone it's worth the visit.

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