Attractions

 

  • Loch and sea fishing – boats available to hire from Dunlossit, Laggan and Islay Estates. Trout, Salmon, Mackerel, Pollack, Crabs and Lobsters. Also www. Islay Seasafari.co.uk – do charter fishing and trips to the mainland or Ireland.
  • There are three RSPB reserves – Loch Gruinart Visitor Centre , Hide and Walks are across the flats directly in front of Beag. Also at Smaull and on The Oa.
  • Fantastic unspoilt beaches – some less than two miles away, on the shores of the sea lochs – Loch Gruinart and Loch Indaal.
  • Museum of Islay life in Port Charlotte and Finlaggan “The Lord of the Isles” historical site with visitor centre outside Ballygrant.
  • Islay Natural History Field Centre – in Port Charlotte, next to the SYHA.
  • Award winning – MacTaggart Leisure centre and Swimming Pool in Bowmore
  • 18 hole quality links golf course at Machrie Hotel.
  • Shooting – deer, game & clay pigeon, Available from several Estates.
  • Craft Shops and weekly fair
  • Bicycle Hire from Port Ellen and Port Charlotte
  • Award winning restaurants, all using local produce when in season.
  • Islay Woollen Mill at Bridgend, producing exclusive Tweeds for many Hollywood Films, Saville Row Tailors and Shooting Estates tweeds, with a fine selection of Scottish craft goods and exclusive Islay tweed and Leather Handbags . Home to the very rare “ Slubbing Billy and Spinning Jenny” – relics from the 18th century cottage industry. The Mill has been in working existence since 1863.
  • Branches of Bank of Scotland and Royal Bank of Scotland – are located in Bowmore
  • Connecting ferries to the neighbouring islands of Jura & Colonsay – Day outings or two centre holidays are easily combined.
  • Spectacular hill & coastal walks – Storakaig, Guir a Bhein and The Paps of Jura –to name a few hills. Every May sees the Internationally famous –Benn’s Race – held on Jura.
  • Half & Full Marathons and Triathlon events held annually.

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