• Iona -  - © William Mackesy
  • Iona -  - © William Mackesy
  • Iona -  - © William Mackesy
  • Iona -  - © William Mackesy
  • Iona -  - © William Mackesy

Key information: Iona

  • Scotland's Holy Isle, from which the Irish St. Columba disseminated Christianity to the Scots, is a place of spirit and ravishing beauty.
  • After inspecting its numinous sites, wander over its rough hills to admire its glorious beaches and secluded little coves.
  • This small island attracts bus-loads of visitors: you won't be alone around the historic centre, but you can get away.

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating84
  • Beauty31
  • Natural interest14
  • Human interest15
  • Charisma30
  • Negative points6
  • Total rating84
  • Note: Negs: popularity; throngs at the main sites.

Vital Statistics

  • Length: Variable
  • Maximum Altitude: 101m
  • Level of Difficulty: Variable

This walk description page is at an early stage of development, and will be expanded over time. Your comments on this walk, your experiences and tips, and your photos are very welcome.

Iona -  - © William Mackesy
Iona -  - ©William Mackesy

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