Step off the ferry onto the isle of Iona which has been one of the most sacred places of Christianity in Scotland since it St. Columba came there in AD 563. Iona Abbey was a focal point for the spread of Christianity throughout Scotland, It remains an important place in worship and pilgrimage.
The Iona pilgrimage begins before you get to the island. Your pilgrimage begins on your journey there, via road and sea, through some of the most breathtaking scenery in Scotland.
Today the Iona community invites you to participate in their quest for peace, justice and worship. They have centers where individuals and groups take part in week long programs on a variety of themes. They continue to hold daily services in the Abbey.
Besides the Abbey, other places of interest on the island also include the MacLeod and Camas Centres, the Nunnery, St. Columba's Bay, St. Martin's Cross, the Well of Eternal Youth and the Marble Quarry. Take in the panoramic views from the top of the islands hills of Dun I and Sìthean Mòr.
Iona is a place of welcome, community and tranquility.