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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.

Islay can be reached by ferry from Kennacraig, on the Kintyre Peninsula.

Tour Islay

Islay (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.

Walks on Islay (Clan Walk Guides S.)

Peat Smoke and SpiritPeat, 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.

The Lords of the IslesThe Lords of the Isles: Clan Donald and the Early Kingdom of the Scots From the establishment of the Kingdom of Dalriada in Argyll by Fergus Mor in AD 500, through to the forfeiture of the Lordship at the end of the 15th century, this is Scotland's history told in narrative style. The book also examines the depredations of the Vikings and the Battle of Clontarf.

Islay, the most fertile and best cultivated of all the Hebrides.

Islay and JuraIslay 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.

The Lords of the Isles The story of Clan Donald is one of the most epic in Scottish history. Their rise in the aftermath of the reign of Somerled is as extraordinary as their spectacular fall from grace. This is an accessible history of Clan Donald.

Hebridean Island HoppingHebridean Island Hopping: A Guide for the Independent Traveller The concept of island hopping conjures up visions of freedom and adventure, whether it is on the sunny Greek Isles or in the lush surrounds of the Caribbean. The Western Isles offer Scotland's unique take - large skies, crashing seas, beautiful beaches and a diverse landscape. Each island has a unique and individual character, landscape and history which have attracted and intrigued travellers and visitors for hundreds of years. "Hebridean Island Hopping" covers everything needed to get the most from a visit to any of the Western Isles, all packed into one handy volume. Illustrated throughout with photographs, maps, and ferry points with a comprehensive index, this is an eminently practical, portable and essential guide for the independent traveller. Previously published by Polygon, this is a completely rewritten and updated version of a bestselling book. The islands covered include: Outer Hebrides - Lewis; Great; Bernera; Shiant isles; Harris; Scalpay; Taransay; St Kilda; North Uist; Berneray; Baleshare; Benbecula; Grimsay; South Uist; Eriskay; Barra; Vatersay; and Mingulay/Berneray. Inner Hebrides include: Skye; Raasay; Rona; Summer Isles; Isle Martin; Rum; Eigg; Canna; Muck; Coll; Tiree; Mull; Iona; Ulva; Staffa; Treshnish; Earraid; Lismore; Kerrera; Seil; Easdale; Luing; Shuna; Colonsay/Oronsay; Jura; Islay; Sanda; Gigha; Bute; Cumbrae; Arran; Holy Island; and Ailsa Craig.

Island WalksIsland Walks: The Southern Hebrides and Arran The islands off the west coast of Scotland contain some of the most spectacular and unspoilt scenery in the whole of Europe. From the glacier-worn summits of Arran to the wave-lashed sanddunes on Tiree; from the silent moors of Jura to the raucous seabird colonies of Colonsay; from the medieval legacy of the carved crosses on Islay to the crumbling cottages of the nineteenth-century crofters on Mull, these islands are celebrated not only for their extraordinary natural beauty but also for their unique history. This guide introduces the islands by way of a series of 26 graded walks (easy to strenuous) of various distances (2-13 miles) which will appeal to walkers of all ages and experience. After short preliminary sections on the islands, Stephen Whitehorne introduces the main points of interest (scenery, wildlife human settlements, etc.) and goes on to provide essential information for the walker - OS references, distances, terrain, convenient stops and various options. As well as sections on natural history and geology and Gaelic language and culture, the book also includes indispensable practical information on weather, local transport, accommodation, access and safety considerations, thus enabling visitors to make the very most of their visit to the islands. This volume covers the following islands: Arran, Islay, Jura, Colonsay and Oronsay, Kerrera, Lismore, Mull, Iona, Tiree, Coll, Bute, Gigha, Staffa.



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