Iona is steeped in Christian History and is regarded as the birthplace of Christianity in Scotland with the arrival of St Columba in AD 563 and the founding of the Abbey. Over a century ago, the abbey and monastic buildings were restored and, in 1938, The Iona Community was founded to continue the tradition of worship in the abbey through daily services and teaching. Today, Iona remains a place of pilgrimage and spirituality.
Enjoy a free-flow visit of the Abbey and see the cloisters, graveyard (burial site of numerous early Scottish, Irish and French kings) as well as seeing the impressive collection of over 180 medieval carved stone and crosses. Enjoy plenty of free time here to soak up the atmosphere of the Abbey, and explore the lovely little shops and cafes of the village.