Discover the fascinating Round Church in Islay.

Museum of Islay Life and Islay Woollen Mill

Today, get insight into living on Islay as you visit the Museum of Islay Life. It hosts fascinating collections and illustrative stories of life in Islay from prehistoric to recent times.

  • Stunning scenery
  • Fascinating history
  • Wool mill
  • Pass through the Round Church
  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Easy

  • Duration

    3h30

  • Max. passengers

    15

  • Booking Code

    E-ISY3

  • Notices

    Appropriate warm, layered and waterproof clothing and comfortable walking shoes.

Islay is the southernmost of the Scotland’s Inner Hebrides and is known as the ‘Queen of the Hebrides’. The island has around 3,200 inhabitants and an impressive 130 miles of beautiful coastline. In Port Charlotte today, get insight into living on Islay with a visit to the Museum of Islay Life. It houses a large and fascinating collection of objects, books, photographs, and stories that illustrate what life has been like in Islay from prehistoric to recent times. It is housed in the former Kilchoman Free Church, which was built after 1843. It is built on raised ground at the entrance to the village, overlooking Lochindaal. Pass through the Round Church in Bowmore, which is without a doubt Islay’s most iconic building, due to its unusual design. The tour then visits Islay Woollen Mill. The Islay Woollen Mill was first established in 1883 and is Islay’s only mill. The mill is a traditional family-run business and uses two looms dating from Victorian times to create designs that have been featured in Hollywood blockbusters such as Braveheart and Forrest Gump.

Practical information:

  • Language: English.

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

  • Walking information: Mainly flat and level

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.