One of the special places we visited in Scotland was the small Isle of Iona. The Irish Saint Columba founded a monastery there in the 6th century and it remained a center of Gaelic Monasticism for 4 centuries.
We couldn’t have wished for a more gorgeous, sparkling day to take a ferry ride and walk around the village.
The Iona Abbey is a short hike from the ferry dock.
The 8th Duke and Duchess of Argyle are buried inside.
We wanted to stay longer in this tranquil spot, but had to catch the ferry back.
Soooo awesome, makes me want to travel so badly!!! Thanks for sharing!!
Beautiful….sometimes the quietest place are the best. I loved the carvings of the Duke and Duchess.
Beautiful – love the windows and cottages.
The light there is beautiful!
We went about 1 1/2 yrs ago. Peaceful. We did not make it to the beach though; so glad to see your pics of it.
Happy to revisit a place I’d been to ages ago. It’s nice to see it hasn’t changed.
Thought you were the two tranquil people lying down (as a joke) but had to get up to catch the ferry….so I thought the wording was under the photo rather than over it! Gave me a giggle!
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So, so beautiful! At the top of my bucket list. Really have enjoyed your photos of Scotland.
I have visited Iona and I loved the atmosphere too, although I loved Lindisfarne more in Northumberland – less touristy somehow. I also would have liked to stay longer on Iona, but the ferry really does set the timings and the rhythm of the place. With Lindisfarne it is the tides that set the times due to access over the causeway. Once we went before the tide came up so we were deliberately stuck on the island and then we found out that everything of course shuts because theoretically all the visitors have left and so I guess it would be the same on Iona too.
Lovely Sally. Thanks for sharing.