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Hebrides

Iona

Cradle of Scottish Christianity, surrounded by white sandy beaches and turquoise seas

Planning your visit

Browse the village craft shops for souvenirs and treat yourself to local food in one of the cafés or restaurants. The Trust cares for much of the island’s landscape but the tearooms, shops, Heritage Centre, Iona Abbey and other sacred buildings are not managed by us.

Dogs should be kept on a lead and a safe distance away from livestock. If cows react aggressively, it’s better to let go of your dog so that you can both seek safety.

Iona paths have been filmed on Google Streetview Treks, where you can view the terrain in advance of your visit.

For more information about planning your visit please see our frequently asked questions.

If you’d like to speak to us we can be contacted by email: iona@nts.org.uk or telephone 01681 700659 or 07717 581405.

Facilities

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Accessible toilet
Buggy access
Guided tour
Self-guided trail
Toilet
Walks

Opening times

Iona
Current periodOpen all year, daily

Entry prices

Iona
Adult
Free
Family
Free
One adult family
Free
Concession
Free

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £50

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair users may find access difficult as there is a ramp onto the ferry. Access to Iona Abbey (not National Trust for Scotland) is along a tarmac road (600m).
  • A toilet and parking are available at Fionnphort.

We have an ongoing programme of accessible content development. Detailed accessibility guides for the most visited Trust places are available on our Accessibility pages as well as links to useful resources.

We’d love you to visit the Euan’s Guide website to review the accessibility of Trust places and tell us (and others) what’s good and where we need to do better.