Discover the fascinating Round Church in Islay.

Museum of Islay Life and Islay Woolen Mill

Today you will get right an insight into living on Islay as you visit the Museum of Islay Life with its fascinating collections and illustrative stories of life in Islay from prehistoric to recent times.

  • Stunning Scenery.
  • Fascinating history.
  • Woollen Mill.
  • Passing the round church.
  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed

  • Duration

    3hrs30

  • Max. passengers

    15

  • Booking code

    E-ISY3

  • Notices

    Appropriate warm layered waterproof clothing and comfortable shoes.

Islay is the most southerly of the Inner Hebrides of Scotland and is known as the Queen of the Hebrides.  The island has around 3200 inhabitants and an impressive 130 miles of beautiful coastline.  Located in Port Charlotte, today you will get an insight into living on Islay with a visit to the Museum of Islay Life which houses a large and fascinating collection of objects, books, photographs and stories all illustrative of life in Islay from prehistoric to recent time, housed in the former Kilchoman Free Church which was built after 1843. Built on raised ground at the entrance to the village overlooking Lochindaal.  Passing through The Round Church in Bowmore which is without a doubt is 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 creating designs which were featured in Hollywood blockbusters such as Braveheart and Forrest Gump. 

Practical information: 

  • Language: English.  

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

  • Walking information: Mainly flat and even.

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.