Finlaggen and Islay Woolen Mill


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  • Admire the stunning scenery of the Loch Finlaggen and the ruins of the settlement

  • Learn the fascinating history as the historic seat of the Clan Mac Donald

  • At the small visitor centre, hear about life in the 14th and 15th centuries

  • Visit Islay Woollen Mill established in 1883 and learn about tweed

Textiles and nobility

Visit historical Finlaggan, where the Lords of the Isles had their seat in the 14th and 15th centuries. Learn about the island Elian na Comhairle, the Council Island. At the visitor centre get insight about the fascinating historic period. Then visit the family run Islay Woollen Mill from 1883. See how they creates tweed featured in Hollywood blockbusters like Braveheart and Rob Roy.

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Practical information: 

  • Remarks/requirements: Appropriate warm layered, waterproof clothing and comfortable walking shoes. 

  • Walking information: Mainly flat and even. 

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.

  • Language: English.