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Enjoy a leisurely tour of Iona Abbey and learn the history of St Columba. 
  • Visit Iona Abbey, an important Christian pilgrimage site, and learn about its history

  • See an impressive collection of over 180 medieval carved stones and crosses

  • Discover how St Columba brought Christianity to Scotland

In the footsteps of Christianity  

Enjoy a visit to Iona Abbey, the birthplace of Christianity in Scotland. Learn how this came about with St Columba’s arrival in CE 563 and the founding of the abbey. Today, Iona remains a place of pilgrimage and spirituality. Visit the cloisters, the impressive collection of over 180 medieval carved stones and crosses, and the graveyard, where many early Scottish, Irish and French kings are buried.

Practical information

  • Language: English.

  • Remarks/requirements: Appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes. 

  • Walking information: Gentle uphill to the Abbey, approximately 0.25 miles.

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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