The small island of Iona is in the Inner Hebrides group and a short distance from its larger neighbouring island of Mull. The Staffa Tours trip had taken us from Oban onto Mull, followed by Staffa, where after seeing Fingal’s Cave and the puffins that visit the island each summer we went onto Iona our third island of the day.
Iona is famous for its Abbey, said to have been founded in AD563 by the monk Columba.
We only had a few hours on Iona, just enough time to explore a little. There are some good beaches and a laid back feeling to the quiet island.
There is a tiny post office, probably one of the smallest in Britain, but maybe one of the few that is on a beach.
Former Labour politician and leader is buried on Iona.
You can see why John Smith loved this island.
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Please have a look at some of my other blogs of favourite places in Scotland, including Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, The Isle of Arran, The Cowal Peninsula and Sanna, Ardnamurchan. Further afield I have also blogged about Cape Town, South Africa, Martha’s Vineyard in America and English Bay in Vancouver, Canada.
If you enjoyed this blog of Iona, Scotland please also read my blog about Staffa, Scotland, part of the same trip.