Learn about whisky distilling in Islay.

Islay Coastal Walk 

Enjoy a walk starting from Port Ellen, admire the stunning coastal views along the way to the Distilleries.

Included in your cruise
  • Admire stunning Coastal Views.
  • Gifts Shops at Port Ellen.
  • Dunyvaig Castle.
  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed

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  • Please note

    Appropriate warm waterproof clothing and comfortable walking shoes.

Begin your walk in Port Ellen, the second largest town on Islay built around Leodamais Bay.and founded in 1821 by Walter Frederick Campbell, and named after his wife Ellinor. Head out of Port Ellen following the coast and pass the inlet at Sròn Dubh.

Make a brief detour and visit the MacDougall monument, atop a grassy mound overlooking the sea. Follow the pathway to the shore to explore Dunyvaig Castle, which stands on a rocky promontory jutting into Lagavulin Bay.

Return the same route to the tender pier in Port Ellen. Walking distance is approx. 6 km/ 3,7 miles over some uneven and grassy, however mostly level ground, however it is not suitable for wheelchairs.

Practical information: 

  • Language: English.

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

  • Walking information: Approximately 6 km.  Mainly flat with sections of uneven paths. 

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.