To step back in time – why not explore Islay’s historical sites – we can help you plan your day:
- Kildalton Cross and Chapel and carved slabs (8th century Celtic High Cross)
- The Kildalton Cross is a monolithic Christian high cross in a Celtic cross form in the churchyard of the former parish church of Kildalton.
- Dunyvaig Castle (ruin) Lagavulin, the ancient stronghold of the Lordship of the Isles Dunyvaig Castle is one of Islay’s the most important historic sites.
- American Monument, Mull of Oa
The American Monument on Islay is the only memorial to more than 550 American soldiers lost on the SS Tuscania and HMS Otranto
- Kilchoman Cross and carved stones
Kilchoman Cross which stands in the burial ground of Kilchoman Parish Church, Islay.
- Cultoon Stone Circle, by Portnahaven (765 bc +- 40 years)
A stone circle which was excavated by the Islay Historical Works Group in 1974 and 1975,
- Round Church, Bowmore
One of Islay’s most iconic buildings is the Kilarrow Parish Church which is better known as the Round Kirk at Bowmore. (Built in
a roundso the devil cannot lurk in the corners)
- Finlaggan, just north of Ballygrant
Ancient seat of the Lordship of the Isles
- Kilnave Chapel and Cross, Gruinart
- Chambered cairn, Lower Cragabus, Mull of Oa