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Hebrides

Iona

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

Things to do

SELF-GUIDED TOURS

On arrival, look out for the NTS Shelter (the red-roofed building close to the pier) where you can access maps and visitor information. 

On the island, discover our beautiful beaches and fascinating historical sites, and enjoy the tranquillity and special quality of light here.

Iona has a thriving, hospitable community and a good choice of visitor accommodation. Stay a bit longer and experience the atmosphere as the last ferry of the day leaves, then watch the sunset over the sea from one of the hills; on a clear night the glittering starry sky will take your breath away.

NATURE SPOTTING

You might spot whales, dolphins, seals or otters around our shores.

Walks here

Island Explorer

Island Explorer

Difficulty
Moderate
Time
1-4 hours
Distance
Various
Facilities
Cafés, tearooms, toilets, shops, heritage centre, abbey, craft shops (non-NTS) and the NTS information shelter

To find walks at National Trust for Scotland places, download the Trust Trails app.

NTS Trail App