Dougie at Islay Tours & Private Hire is an Ileach (someone born on Islay) with an intimate and intrinsic knowledge of the island. He will tailor your tour to suit your needs and wishes and all, including costs, will be agreed with you beforehand ... More info ›
Dougie at Islay Tours & Private Hire is an Ileach (someone born on Islay) with an intimate and intrinsic knowledge of the island. He will tailor your tour to suit your needs and wishes and all, including costs, will be agreed with you beforehand. If your tour involves walking, Dougie will lead the tour and it will be over terrain that Dougie has previously walked and risk assessed as suitable. Above all, every effort will be made to ensure your safety and enjoyment.
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Stop At: Islay, Islay, The Hebrides, Scotland
I can lead you on walks to visit the ruins of townships that were abandoned during the clearances which took place on Islay in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Join me on a trek to Islay’s natural wonders of Soldier’s Rock and the sheer cliffs on the Mull of Oa, and take in the American Monument, a memorial to the sinking of two troopships off Islay’s coast during World War 1.
Let me take you on a wee spin to the historical seat of the Lords of the Isles at Finlaggan and their ancient stronghold at Dunyvaig.
Visit Kildalton Churchyard to see the iconic Kildalton Cross, considered to be the finest Celtic High Cross in Scotland.
And, of course, take a pilgrimage to the nine (and counting) distilleries that make the finest Islay Single Malts.
Other attractions well worth a visit include the Islay Woollen Mill, Islay Ales Brewery, countless standing stones and Neolithic burial chambers, Port Ellen lighthouse, Singing Sands...or, if you just want Ferry and airport transfers, a visit to the shops, going out for dinner…..Islay Tours & Private Hire can do all this and more!
Contact Dougie and he will gladly work out an itinerary with you to make your visit to Islay an experience to remember. Slainte!
Duration: 8 hours