Visiting Iona

COVID-19 Update

Iona has been a place of welcome and hospitality for centuries and as restrictions begin to ease we are looking forward to being able to offer that welcome and hospitality again. This page has further details on current guidance, regulations and expected behaviour.

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COVID-19 Island Information

2020 has been an unusual year so far! Please check this page for general information about services and facilities available on Iona this year. 

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How To Get Here

The Iona experience begins long before you get here. The journey is pleasantly split into small stages, combining road and sea, and taking you through some of the most spectacular scenery in Scotland.

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Vehicles on Iona

Iona is subject to a "Prohibition of Vehicles" Order that controls the type of vehicles allowed onto the Island. This Order was first introduced in 1978 to ensure the preservation of this popular island. 

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Accommodation

Accommodation choices are many and varied on the island, catering for all tastes and budgets. You can choose the campsite, or a stay in the hostel, or try one of the family run B&Bs, or perhaps one of the island’s two hotels.

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Day Trips

Those who cannot afford the time for an overnight stay on the island will still find it worthwhile to visit for the day. The journey from Oban can be breathtaking, combining an hour at sea with an hour by road across Mull.

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Food & Drink

Whether you are visiting Iona for just a few hours, or staying for a week, eating out on the island is something to very much look forward to!

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Shops

Whilst there may be no high-street stores on Iona, there is indeed a variety of shopping opportunities for those visiting the Isle of Iona.

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