Best Islay Hotels
Bridgend Hotel, Islay, Scotland. Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.
Kilmeny Farmhouse, Port Askaig, Islay, PA45 7QW, Scotland. Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.
Machrie Hotel and Golf Links, Port Ellen, Islay, PA42 7AN, Scotland. 250 year old original building & additions - small island off west coast of Scotland. Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.
Port Askaig Hotel, Port Askaig, Islay, PA46 7RB, Scotland. Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.
Port Charlotte Hotel, Main Street, Port Charlotte, Islay, PA48 7TU, Scotland.
(Pevensey Island Guides) The groups of islands off the coast
of Scotland hold a strong fascination for the thousands of people
who embark on the sea crossing each year. The islands are unique:
remote, romantic and often mysterious, they exert a magnetic
attraction which draws visitors back again and again. The Hebridean
island of Islay lies off the coast of Argyll, linked to the
mainland of Scotland by a year-round vehicle ferry. Its varied
landscape makes it attractive for hill-walkers, and its long
and sometimes bloody history has left plenty of traces in the
landscape for amateur archaeologists to explore. Its beaches
are pounded by the full power of the Atlantic surf, which has
sculpted spectacular cliffs and formed empty miles of sandy
strands, where Vikings once beached their longships. The ancestral
seat of the medieval Lords of the Isles. Islay is brim full
of history, but with a full range of modern services and accommodation
for visitors. Famous the world over for its whisky, the spirit
of 'the Queen of the Hebrides' lures people back again and again
to enjoy its scenery and tranquility.
Smoke and Spirit: The Story of... Islay and its whiskies.
Islay's fascinating story is uncovered: from its history and
stories of the many shipwrecks which litter its shores, to the
beautiful wildlife, landscape and topography of the island revealed
through intimate descriptions of the austerely beautiful and
remote countryside. Interleaved through these different narrative
strands comes the story of the whiskies themselves, traced from
a distant past of bothies and illegal stills to present-day
legality and prosperity. The flavour of each spirit is analysed
and the differences between them teased out, as are the stories
of the notable men and women who have played such a integral
part in their creation.
Islay and Jura The most westerly point of Argyll, Islay and Jura occupy a special place in Scotland's history, home to MacDonald, 'Lords of the Isles', as well as to the famous blend of Bowmore's Whisky Distillery. The fields and hills hold an abundance of wildlife, making it an ideal spot for farming, fishing and rambling, while its ruins speak of the impact of the nineteenth century's mass emigration and the clearances. Lord George Robertson brings his perceptive eye and lens to these different aspects of two of Scotland's most beautiful islands. This book forms part of a new series of images of Scotland's most beautiful scenery taken by some of its finest photographers. These books are not simply pictures of what we can see from our car window, nor simply misty landscapes but photography which gets to the heart of both the landscape and its human component. While covering all the main attractions in an area the photographers have sought out the quirky, the curious and the unknown to give a new dimension to a land we all thought we knew.
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