Isle Of Iona Abbey Tour
Iona Abbey is one of Scotland's most historic and sacred sites. Located on the Isle of Iona, just off the Isle of Mull, it was founded by St Columba and his Irish followers in AD 563. As a celebrated focus for Christian pilgrimage, Iona retains its spiritual atmosphere and remains an enduring symbol of worship. The abbey church was restored at the beginning of the 20th century, whilst work on restoring the living accommodation began in 1938, following the foundation of the Iona Community. Today, the Iona Community continues the tradition of worship first established by St Columba 1,450 years ago.
Surrounded by castles, beaches and west coast islands, the seaside town of Oban is bursting with visitors enjoying fish and chips and peeking into the town’s tearooms and craft shops. For most visitors, Oban is the jumping off point for a holiday in the Hebridean isles. Ferries run to Lismore, Colonsay, Islay, Coll, Tiree, Mull, Barra and South Uist, with Oban being by far the most popular port on Scotland’s northwestern coast. With activities like diving, sea kayaking, hiking and cycling, Oban is also a base for outdoor enthusiasts.
We will Pick you up and take you over to Oban which has spectacular views over to the Isle of Mull. Mull is the second largest island of the Inner Hebrides and the largest island in the area of Argyll and Bute. Located in the Inner Hebrides islands which we will then be crossing the Sound of Mull by ferry.
After disembarking at Craignure, we turn left along the single-track road to Fionnphort. There is a good chance of spotting some highland ‘coos’ as we travel through Mull's magnificent scenery on the short journey to Fionnphort, where we will make our way to Tour Iona Abbey, returning To Tobermory for an OverNight Stop at Achaban House
MULL AND IONA ARE KNOWN FOR AN UNFORGETTABLE PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCES
Fionnphort-Isle Of Iona
Pick up points
Glasgow, Edinburgh, Sterling,Perth
Pick up's from hotels, B&B'S, guest houses,
Train Stations & Airports can also be arranged
we will make our way to Oban
Board the Short ferry Crossing which will take you to port Craignure in
Isle Of Mull
Returning To Tobermory
Premium Rooms with;
Located in Bonnavoulin on the Morvern peninsula
This B&B offers accommodation with unlimited WiFi
3 Course Meal
locally sourced ingredients
Relax in the private guest
sitting room with its log burning
stove, large screen television, books
and maps about this wonderful part of Scotland.
Enjoy a full
breakfast in the garden room
Evening meals & picnic lunch
The serene Isle of Iona is home to the oldest and most sacred religious places in all of western Europe.
Restored medieval abbey is on site of the ancient church.
Achnacriche sits within
a large garden surrounded
by ancient oak woodland
The Estate has been developing extensive plans for the restoration of old, and the planting of new, woodland as well as the transportation of harvested timber/
Complimentary trout fishing & cycles available
(please enquire at time of booking)
Seabirds & Puffins
DAY TWO RETURN
Tobermory-Kilchurn Castle-Drop Off Point
Kilchurn Castle Tour
On route we can arrange a private tour of the iconic Kilchurn Castle.
The castle’s dramatic location at the head of Loch Awe, with the peak of Ben Cruachan visible, is one of the most photographed locations in Scotland. The inscription over the
front door recognises John Earl of Breadalbane and his wife, Countess Mary Campbell, and contains the date of 1693. From the top of Kilchurn Castle, you can see the original
territory of Clan Campbell, On a tiny peninsula at the northern tip of Loch Awe surrounded by glens.
Kilchurn is for anyone who has ever dreamed of having a ruined Scottish castle all to themselves, with no tourist trinket shops around. There isn’t even an attendant at the door
of this picturesque ruin, but despite being unmanned, there are plenty of information boards throughout the castle. Climb to the top of its four-story tower for views of the
loch and surrounding hills. We then make our way over to Craignure to board the ferry back to oban then onto the drop off points.
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