Local Businesses

  • Bed & Breakfasts

    Ardoran

    Luxury modern B&B with spacious bedrooms, 2 kingsize and 3 twin, all with ensuite facilities and free sat televisions. Relax in the large lounge or conservatory with stunning views across the Sound of Iona. Guests have the use of a sauna, outdoor hot tub and free wifi throughout the house.

    Located 5 minutes walk south of Iona pier.

    Info

    Open:

    All year.

    Address:

    Ardoran House B&B, Isle of Iona, PA76 6SP

    Website:

    www.ardoranhouse.co.uk

    Phone:

    01681 700070

    Email:

    ardoranhouse@aol.com

    More Info:

    Evening meals available out of season.

  • Bed & Breakfasts

    Bishops Walk

    One double room, 2 twin rooms, 2 shared bathrooms. Full Scottish Breakfast. 

    Beautiful sea views in a newly renovated croft house. 

    Dinner, bed & breakfast available on request.

    Info

    Open:

    Year Round.

    Address:

    Bishops Walk Isle of Iona PA76 6SW

    Phone:

    01681 700329 Fax: 01681 700329

  • Isle of Iona

    Bed & Breakfasts

    Calva

    Bed and Breakfast - En-suite Rooms - Close to the Abbey - Also Self-Catering.

    Info

    Address:

    Calva, Isle of Iona

    Phone:

    01681 700340

  • Isle of Iona

    Bed & Breakfasts

    Martyr's Bay Shop & Rooms

    Ideally located at the pier, we have 8 en-suite rooms, close to restaurants, shops, beaches and only a short walk to the Abbey. The shop offers a wide range of Scottish gifts.

    Info

    Rates:

    B&B Rates from £30

    Address:

    Martyr's Bay Shop & Rooms, Isle of Iona, PA76 6SP

    Website:

    www.martyrsbayiona.co.uk

    Phone:

    01681 700357

    Email:

    duartproperty1@btconnect.com

  • Bed & Breakfasts

    Skerryvore

    Skerryvore, a friendly family run B and B. One mile from ferry on edge of golf course, with spectacular sea views. 

    En- suite twin/double accommodation, guests lounge and kitchen. Pick up/drop off service on arrival and departure. Satellite TV and free wifi. Free use of golf clubs. Sorry no pets.

    Info

    Open:

    Year Round

    Address:

    Skerryvore Isle of Iona PA766SP

    Website:

    www.skerryvore-iona.co.uk

    Phone:

    01681700776 Mobile 0781032599

    Email:

    j.mcintyre12314@btinternet.com

  • Bed & Breakfasts

    Tigh na Tobrach

    We have 2 letting bedrooms which share a bathroom. A double family room and a twin room. Both rooms are spacious and have panoramic sea views. we provide a full cooked breakfast, vegetarians catered for on request.

    Info

    Phone:

    01681 700700

    Email:

    hilary-young1@tiscali.co.uk

  • Bed & Breakfasts

    Torrasa B&B

    Modern B&B situated 3/4 mile from the village on the way to the machair with views over Erraid.

    3 ensuite rooms and 1 with private bathroom.

    Free wifi and guest lounge with satellite TV.

    Guest luggage pick up and drop off service provided.

    Info

    Rates:

    From £55

    Address:

    Torrasa, Isle of Iona, Argyll, PA76 6SP

    Phone:

    01681 700755

    Email:

    sara_petrie@hotmail.com

  • Bed & Breakfasts

    Iona Cottage B&B

    Large double room with private bathroom in attractive family home in the heart of the village. Extra beds for Children can be arranged. Delicious breakfasts. All dietary requirements catered for. Evening meals on request out of season. No pets.

    Info

    Open:

    March - November

    Address:

    Iona Cottage, Isle of Iona, Argyll & Bute

    Website:

    www.ionacottageiona.com

    Phone:

    01681 700579

    Email:

    louiseruncie@gmail.com

  • Boat Trips

    Alternative Boat Hire

    Amazing coastlines, untamed islands, seabirds and seals, fishing for mackerel. 

    ‘An unhurried drinking in of the landscape’

    Info

    Address:

    Lovedale Cottage (village street)

    Website:

    www.boattripsiona.com

    Phone:

    01681 700537

    Email:

    info@boattripsiona.com

  • Isle of Iona

    Boat Trips

    Gordon Grant Marine

    Daily boat tours to the Isle of Staffa, the world-famous Fingal’s Cave, the sacred Isle of Iona, Mull,  and the ornithological heaven of the Treshnish Isles – the most beautiful and interesting places on the West Coast of Scotland. Visit our website to book on line.

    Info

    Open:

    Trips to Staffa run from April to End of October and Treshnish from May to Early August.

    Address:

    Gordon Grant Marine, Isle of Iona, PA76 6SW

    Website:

    www.staffatours.com

    Phone:

    01681 700338

    Email:

    fingal@staffatours.com

  • Boat Trips

    Staffa Trips

    To see the wonders of Staffa step aboard Iolaire and enjoy a good trip out to experience the spectacular sight of Fingal's Cave. Whatever the weather it is always inspiring and not to be missed. Passengers can get on or off at Fionnphort or Iona, the trip takes 3 hours. You can now book and pay online by visiting our website.

    Info

    Open:

    Iolaire sails twice daily leaving Iona at 9.45am or 1.45pm and Fionnphort at 10am or 2pm.

    Rates:

    Adults £30, Child (5-15) £15. Under 5's free. Booking advised. All trips weather permitting.

    Address:

    Tigh-na-Traigh, Isle of Iona, PA76 6SJ

    Website:

    www.staffatrips.co.uk

    Phone:

    01681 700358 / 07591 060267

    Email:

    iolaire@staffatrips.co.uk

  • Camping

    Iona Campsite

    Situated on a working croft, sectioned area for camping. Toilet and shower facilities. Tents and cooking equipment for hire. Group bookings are welcome. Situated at the west end of the island, near the four roads and golf course. Free Wi-Fi. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

    Info

    Address:

    Cnoc Oran, Isle of Iona, PA76 6SP

    Website:

    www.ionacampsite.co.uk

    Phone:

    01681 700112

    Email:

    info@ionacampsite.co.uk

  • Camping

    Iona Pods

    Our cosy pods are small, self-catering holiday accommodation units sleeping up to 4. Each pod has a kettle, fridge and microwave, and within the pod site are kitchen facilities, toilets and showers, and laundry facilities. WiFi is available. Follow us on Facebook.

    Info

    Address:

    Isle of Iona, PA76 6SW

    Website:

    www.ionapods.com

    Email:

    hello@ionapods.com

  • Complementary Therapies

    MITTS

    Norman Young is an holistic therapist trained in many aspects of massage. The clinic, situated on the way to the machair (golf course), is a haven for peace and reflection, while stresses and strains are soothingly eliminated. A choice of treatments is available to suit many problems.

    Remedial/Therapeutic Massage
    Ayurvedic Massage
    Hot Stone Therapy
    Reflexology
    Thermo Auricular Treatement 

    Info

    Address:

    Tigh na Tobrach

    Website:

    www.mitts-iona.com

    Phone:

    +44(0)1681 700100

    Email:

    norman@mitts-iona.com

  • Complementary Therapies

    Iona Bowen Technique

    Bowen Therapy is a non-invasive holistic treatment that, although gentle in application, can have profound remedial effect. Bowen sees, assesses and treats the person and their body as a whole, balanced system, rather that a group of ailments or symptoms. Bowen is suitable for all ages.

    Info

    Open:

    By Appointment

    Rates:

    £35.00

    Address:

    The Blue House, Clachan Corrach

    Website:

    www.iona-bowen-technique.co.uk

    Phone:

    07731 014509

    Email:

    info@iona-bowen-technique.co.uk

  • Food / Drink

    Heritage Garden Café

    The Heritage Garden Café serves delicious homemade soup, filled rolls, homebaking, tea, coffee etc.  You can either sit inside or in the lovely Manse gardens.  The Tearoom is part of the Iona Heritage Centre (entry by north door).  After your lunch please do visit the Heritage Centre.

    Info

    Open:

    10.30am - 4.15pm Monday - Saturday, Easter to October

    Website:

    www.ionaheritage.co.uk

    Phone:

    01681 700576 or winter 01681 700328

    Email:

    ionaheritage@gmail.com

  • Food / Drink

    Martyrs Bay Restaurant & Bar

    Located at the top of the pier we have a self service counter for lunches. Serving hot and cold dishes including fish and chips and Mull Mussels. An a la carte menu for dinners, with seafood and steaks our specialty. Our bar is the only one on Iona offering draught beers and malt whiskies.

    Info

    Open:

    From March-November Self service counter open from 10am-5.30pm Bar open 11am-11pm Evening Meals from 6pm

    Address:

    Top of the Pier, Isle of Iona, PA76 6SW

    Website:

    www.martyrsbay.co.uk

    Phone:

    01681 700382

    Email:

    martyrsbay@aol.com

  • Isle of Iona

    Food / Drink

    Spar Shop

    Our village shop is one of the oldest family businesses on Iona. We are open all year round selling groceries, newspapers, wines and spirits and an interesting variety of gifts, crafts and books.

    Info

    Address:

    Spar Shop, Isle of Iona PA76 6SJ

    Phone:

    01681 700321

    Email:

    ionavillagestore@aol.com

  • Food / Drink

    St Columba Hotel

    Freshly prepared, delicious food. Home baking. Produce from our own organic garden. 

    Our restaurant, sun lounge and garden offer spectacular views across the Sound of Iona. Wi-FI and computers available for public use. 

    A range of local beers, wines and malt whiskies is available. Booking recommended for meals.

    Info

    Open:

    Daily (April to October) for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Teas, coffees and home baking available throughout the day.

    Address:

    Isle of Iona, PA76 6SL

    Website:

    www.stcolumba-hotel.co.uk

    Phone:

    01681 700304

    Email:

    info@stcolumba-hotel.co.uk

  • Food / Drink

    Argyll Hotel

    Be assured of a warm and friendly welcome at the oldest hotel on the Island!

    All our food is home crafted using as much local, seasonal produce as possible including vegetables from our organic garden.

    Home baked organic bread, cakes & scones, soup, sandwiches and platters for lunch and an a la carte dinner menu.

    Eat inside in our dining room  or sun lounge overlooking the Sound of Iona or enjoy food and drink in our garden.

    Info

    Open:

    March to October

    Website:

    www.argyllhoteliona.co.uk

    Phone:

    01681 700334

    Email:

    reception@argyllhoteliona.co.uk

    More Info:

    Open to non-residents from 10am. Dinner booking essential.

  • Isle of Iona

    Getting Around

    Iona Taxi

    Fully licensed for journeys on Iona,Mull and beyond. Transfers to Fionnphort , Craignure, Edinburgh, Glasgow etc.

    Limited time on Iona? Try an island tour: 30 minute (or longer) tours available. Pick up from pier to all accommodation, Abbey, golf course, beaches, etc.

    For bookings/enquiries telephone or email Lindsay or Joyce.

    Info

    Website:

    www.ionataxi.co.uk

    Phone:

    0781 032 5990

    Email:

    j.mcintyre12314@btinternet.com

  • Isle of Iona

    Getting Around

    Iona Bike Hire

    We have a selection of cycles available to hire, including two Raleigh electric bikes. Discounts available for multiple day hires. Bikes can be delivered on Iona for an extra £5.

    Info

    Rates:

    Please see website.

    Website:

    www.skerryvore-iona.co.uk/cycle_hire.html

    Phone:

    01681 700776 or 07810 325 990

    Email:

    j.mcintyre12314@btinternet.com

  • Guided Tours

    Iona Trails

    Iona Trails specialises in taking the visitor to Iona off the beaten track out into the wilder and beautiful lesser known parts of the island. Join our local guide on one of our set regular walks or choose a tailor made tour. See our website for full details.

    Info

    Open:

    April - October ( available rest of year by special arrangement).

    Rates:

    Walking tours from £15 per person

    Address:

    St Columba Hotel, Isle of Iona, PA76 6SL

    Website:

    www.ionatrails.com

    Phone:

    01681 700304

    Email:

    info@stcolumba-hotel.co.uk

  • Hostels

    Iona Hostel

    Come and relax in our highly recommended and eco-friendly hostel. Kick off your shoes and wander over the flower meadow to our own beach. We can sleep 22 in rooms sleeping 2 - 6 and we offer a warm welcome to individual travellers and groups alike.

    Info

    Address:

    Iona Hostel, Iona, Argyll, PA76 6SW

    Website:

    www.ionahostel.co.uk

    Phone:

    01681 700781

    Email:

    info@ionahostel.co.uk

  • Hotels

    Argyll Hotel

    Be assured of a warm and friendly welcome at the oldest hotel on the Island!

    All our food is home crafted using as much local, seasonal produce as possible including vegetables from our organic garden.

    Home baked organic bread, cakes & scones, soup, sandwiches and platters for lunch and an a la carte dinner menu.

    Eat inside in our dining room  or sun lounge overlooking the Sound of Iona or enjoy food and drink in our garden

    Info

    Open:

    March to October

    Website:

    www.argyllhoteliona.co.uk

    Phone:

    01681 700334

    Email:

    reception@argyllhoteliona.co.uk

    More Info:

    Open to non-residents from 10am. Dinner booking essential

  • Hotels

    St Columba Hotel

    Freshly prepared, delicious food. Home baking. Produce from our own organic garden. 

    Our restaurant, sun lounge and garden offer spectacular views across the Sound of Iona. Wi-FI and computers available for public use. 

    A range of local beers, wines and malt whiskies is available. Booking recommended for meals.

    Info

    Open:

    April to October

    Website:

    www.stcolumba-hotel.co.uk

    Phone:

    01681 700304

    Email:

    info@stcolumba-hotel.co.uk

  • Online Shops

    The Celtic Thread

    A virtual web-run business based on Iona.

    View the handmade Iona woollen crafts, natural clothing and associated products on the website.

    Info

    Address:

    The Celtic Thread, Lechnabaan Isle of Iona, PA76 6SP

    Website:

    www.thecelticthread.com

    Phone:

    01681 700760

  • Places of Interest

    Iona Heritage Centre

    The Heritage Centre in the Telford Manse is all about the islanders' lives over the past 200 years - their crofting way of life, customs, crafts etc. Also displays on geology, shells, flora, Celtic art; information on Iona genealogy;  continuous slideshow. 

    Small shop. Garden Café with home-baking, homemade soups, paninis, etc.

    Info

    Open:

    10.30am - 4.30pm Monday - Saturday, Easter to October

    Rates:

    Admission £3.40. (£1.70 for OAPs, students, groups and children - under 12 free).

    Address:

    The Manse, Isle of Iona, PA76 6SJ

    Website:

    www.ionaheritage.co.uk

    Phone:

    01681 700576 or winter 01681 700328

    Email:

    ionaheritage@gmail.com

  • Isle of Iona

    Places of Interest

    Iona Abbey

    Founded by St Columba in AD563, Iona Abbey is one of Scotland’s most historic and sacred sites. Visit the medieval abbey church and cloisters, St Columba’s shrine, the Michael Chapel and see the superb collection of carved stones and crosses. Tours available.

    Info

    Open:

    9.30am to 5.30pm daily April to September and 10am to 4.30pm October to March

    Rates:

    Admission: Adult £7.50 Concession £6.00 Child 5-15 £4.50

    Address:

    Historic Scotland, Iona Abbey, Isle of Iona PA76 6SQ

    Website:

    https://www.historicenvironment.scot/visit-a-place/places/iona-abbey-and-nunnery/

    Phone:

    01681 700512

    Email:

    jane.martin@hes.scot

  • Retreats

    Iona Hostel

    Come and relax in our highly recommended and eco-friendly hostel. Kick off your shoes and wander over the flower meadow to our own beach. We can sleep 22 in rooms sleeping 2 - 6 and we offer a warm welcome to individual travellers and groups alike.

    Info

    Address:

    Iona Hostel, Iona, Argyll, PA76 6SW

    Website:

    www.ionahostel.co.uk

    Phone:

    01681 700781

    Email:

    info@ionahostel.co.uk

  • Retreats

    Cnoc a’ Chalmain

    Cnoc a' Chalmain is a Roman Catholic House of Prayer. Single and twin rooms are available for pilgrims of all faiths, on private retreat. An additional room, free of charge, is available for a supply priest. The Blessed Sacrament is reserved in a small Oratory in the house.

    Info

    Rates:

    Please check our website - early booking is advisable.

    Address:

    Cnoc a' Chalmain, Isle of Iona PA76 6SP

    Website:

    www.catholic-iona.com

    Phone:

    01681 700369

    Email:

    mail@catholic-iona.com

  • Retreats

    Ardbeg

    Ideal for family holidays, retreat groups or special occasions. Newly built with all facilities included in the price including outdoor hot tub, central heating and gas BBQ. Sleeps up to 10 in 5 bedrooms, 4 upstairs, 2 ensuite, family bathroom, 1 downstairs next to shower wetroom.


    Located 5 minute walk south of the pier. We can meet you at Iona pier to help with your luggage.

    Info

    Open:

    All Year.

    Address:

    Ardbeg Self Catering, Isle of Iona, PA76 6SP

    Website:

    www.ardbegselfcatering.co.uk

    Phone:

    01681 700617

    Email:

    ardbegoniona@aol.com

  • Retreats

    St Columba Hotel

    Each season we offer a limited number of specialist courses and retreats. For further details and dates, please see our website.

    Info

    Address:

    Isle of Iona, PA76 6SL

    Website:

    www.stcolumba-hotel.co.uk

    Phone:

    01681 700304

    Email:

    info@stcolumba-hotel.co.uk

  • Self Catering

    Ardbeg

    Ideal for family holidays, retreat groups or special occasions. Newly built with all facilities included in the price including outdoor hot tub, central heating and gas BBQ. Sleeps up to 10 in 5 bedrooms, 4 upstairs, 2 ensuite, family bathroom, 1 downstairs next to shower wetroom.


    Located 5 minute walk south of the pier. We can meet you at Iona pier to help with your luggage.

    Info

    Open:

    All Year.

    Address:

    Ardbeg Self Catering, Isle of Iona, PA76 6SP

    Website:

    www.ardbegselfcatering.co.uk

    Phone:

    01681 700617

    Email:

    ardbegoniona@aol.com

  • Self Catering

    Shore Cottage

    Former B&B now available for self-catering - offering spacious accommodation: sleeping maximum of 10 people in 4 bedrooms (3 en-suite). Great central location, just 3 minutes walk from the pier on the road south.  Sky TV, Wi-Fi, central heating, double glazed, open fire, games, books etc.

    See website for more details & photos.

    Info

    Open:

    Open all year. Saturday to Saturday lets Easter - October. Short breaks available off peak.

    Rates:

    Email for details

    Address:

    Shore Cottage, Isle of Iona, PA76 6SP

    Website:

    www.shorecottage.co.uk

    Phone:

    07753741173

    Email:

    enquiries@shorecottage.co.uk

  • Self Catering

    Dalantober

    Dalantober is a bungalow situated 300 metres from the ferry with open views to the Sound of Iona.

    This is a lovely bright house with a small garden with most rooms facing the sea sleeping 6 people. Recently redecorated and refurbished with new oil fired central heating.

    Info

    Rates:

    From £600 per week (inclusive of utilities, linen and hand towels)

    Address:

    Dalantober, Maol Rd, Iona

    Website:

    www.cottageguide.co.uk/dalantober

    Phone:

    07724539655

    Email:

    lindahogg30@yahoo.co.uk

  • Self Catering

    Tighshee

    Tighshee is a comfortable, well-equipped house, sleeps six people in three double bedrooms, cot available. Central heating and open fire, linen, towels and utilities included.

    Info

    Open:

    All year, Saturday to Saturday, short breaks possible out of season.

    Rates:

    E-mail for details

    Address:

    Tighshee, Isle of Iona

    Phone:

    01309-671820 or 07890-630147

    Email:

    sarahakehurst7@googlemail.com

  • Self Catering

    Taigh na Brathan

    Newly built holiday flat with views towards the west and Machair. Sleeps 4 people in 2 bedrooms with open plan lounge/dining area/kitchen, bathroom and own entrance.

    Linen, wifi & utilities included. Only 5 minutes from the Golf Course and 20 minutes from village.

    Can pick up from ferry.

    Info

    Open:

    June to November, Saturday to Saturday, short breaks possible out of season.

    Address:

    Taigh na Brathan, Isle of Iona, PA76 6SP

    Phone:

    01681 700320 or 07709454309

    Email:

    holidayiona@hotmail.com

  • Shops

    Aosdana Gallery

    Aosdana is a beautiful gallery selling contemporary artwork, Scottish designer jewellery and traditional Iona jewellery. Housed in a lovingly restored farm steading situated on the road to Iona Abbey, Aosdana offers a unique experience on Iona as it combines the historical work of the Island’s past with the present.

    Info

    Open:

    Daily 10am - 5pm, March to October

    Address:

    Aosdana Gallery, The St. Columba Steadings, Iona, PA76 6SW

    Website:

    www.aosdanaiona.com

    Phone:

    01681 700121

    Email:

    mhairi@aosdanaiona.com

    More Info:

    Disabled access and parking.

  • Isle of Iona

    Shops

    Historic Scotland Shop

    Located in the cloisters of Iona Abbey, the shop contains a good selection of gifts and souvenirs including locally made crafts as well as a wide range of books.

    Info

    Open:

    9.30am to 5pm daily April to September and 10am to 4pm October to March

    Address:

    Historic Scotland, Iona Abbey, Isle of Iona PA76 6SQ

    Phone:

    01681 700512

    Email:

    jane.martin@hes.scot

  • Shops

    Iona Gallery & Pottery

    Gallery and Pottery workshop in converted crofthouse situated just beyond the Abbey.  

    Thrown and hand-built pottery reflects land and seascapes.  

    Gallery specializes in both contemporary and early 20th century original paintings of Iona, limited edition prints and artcards of Iona.

    Info

    Open:

    11am -5pm Monday - Saturday Easter to October

    Website:

    www.ionagallery.com

    Phone:

    01681 700439 or 01681 700328

    Email:

    mail@ionagallery.com

  • Isle of Iona

    Shops

    Martyr's Bay Shop & Rooms

    Ideally located at the pier, we have 8 en-suite rooms, close to restaurants, shops, beaches and only a short walk to the Abbey. The shop offers a wide range of Scottish gifts.

    Info

    Rates:

    B&B Rates from £30

    Address:

    Martyr's Bay Shop & Rooms, Isle of Iona, PA76 6SP

    Website:

    www.martyrsbayiona.co.uk

    Phone:

    01681 700357

    Email:

    duartproperty1@btconnect.com

  • Shops

    Oran Creative Crafts

    Come and visit our beautiful shop in the Columba Steadings, just across the road from the St Columba Hotel. A broad range of products are for sale, including greetings cards, photographs, paintings, prints and wall art, knitwear, crocheted goods, fused glass, weaving and more.

    Info

    Open:

    Daily from April to October

    Address:

    Oran Creative Crafts, St Columba Steadings, Isle of Iona PA76 6SW

    Website:

    www.orancrafts.co.uk

    Phone:

    01681 700127