Top things to do in Iona

Top Choice Historic Building in Iona

Iona Abbey

Iona's ancient but heavily reconstructed abbey is the spiritual heart of the island. The spectacular nave, dominated by Romanesque and early Gothic vaults and columns, is a powerful space; a door on the left leads t…
Scottish in Iona

Argyll Hotel

This hotel beautifully set near the ferry has an excellent country-house restaurant with wooden fireplace, modern furnishings, and a conservatory dining area to let you lap up the sun. The kitchen is supplied by a h…
Jewellery in Iona


This shop between the ferry and the abbey makes rather beautiful jewellery pieces using (in many cases) symbols drawn from Iona and its history.
Art in Iona

Iona Gallery

This little cottage sells a variety of paintings of Scotland and Iona, mostly seascapes. There are contemporary pieces as well as older canvases and prints.
Museum in Iona

Iona Heritage Centre

This place covers the history of Iona, crofting and lighthouses; there's also a craft shop and a cafe serving delicious home baking.
Gifts & Souvenirs in Iona

Iona Community Shop

The Iona Community that runs the island sells souvenirs, handicrafts and books from this shop near the abbey.