Step off the ferry onto the isle of Iona which has been one of the most sacred places of Christianity in Scotland since St. Columba arrived 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.
Your Iona pilgrimage starts before you get to the island. It begins on your journey there, via road and sea, through some of the most breathtaking scenery in Scotland. The island’s 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 also 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 island's hills of Dun I and Sìthean Mòr.
Iona is a place of welcome, community, and tranquility.