Things to do

The Isle of Islay offers a variety of activities for visitors, including wildlife and nature walks, distillery tours, historical and cultural tours, outdoor activities and much more.  Islay is the ideal destination for those seeking adventure, relaxation and cultural experiences

Kilnave Chapel & Cross

History & Culture

Islay is rich in history and offers a variety of historical experiences and a unique insight into the island’s past and heritage.

Loch Indaal Lighthouse

Ardbeg Distillery


With nine working distilleries on the island there is plenty choice for distillery tours and tastings, in-fact each of the below distilleries offer tastings & tours.

Laphroaig Distillery

The Big Strand

Wildlife, Nature
& Outdoor Activities

Islay is renowned for its diverse and abundant wildlife, making it a top destination for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.  With its stunning landscapes and unique ecosystems, visitors can explore and experience some of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring wildlife in the world.  From bespoke guided wildlife and outdoor Islay experiences to nature reserve visits there is plenty to do.

Claggain Bay

Find a souvenir that truly means something

Shopping Local
Crafts & Produce

Islay is home to a range of local producers, offering visitors the opportunity to shop for unique and high quality products made on the island.  Between May and October there are various Art & Craft Markets running weekly.  Advisable to check for up to date opening times.

Something to remember your time on Islay

Locally caught seafood

Places to Eat

Islay is home to delicious local produce including lamb, beef and venison as well as locally caught seafood such as lobster, langoustines, crabs and oysters.  You will find many delicious seasonal dishes on menus across the island.

Here are a few suggestions of places that offer lunch and dinner options

Cafes offering lights meals, teas, coffees, home baking throughout the day

*Please check for up to date opening times ahead of your visit

A whisky lovers paradise

Discover the Ardtalla Cottages

Kintour Schoolhouse

Kintour Schoolhouse is both comfortable and stylish and has been fully modernised to provide a unique holiday experience for up to 6 people.

The house is set in a tranquil location in the southeast corner of the island, overlooked by Islay’s highest hill Beinn Bheigeir and near some beautiful beaches. Kintour Schoolhouse is the perfect place for a peaceful stay.

Ardilistry Cottage

Enjoy a peaceful stay at Ardilistry Cottage, a unique and tranquil getaway.

Situated in the southeast corner of the island, located in a gently elevated position, you can enjoy stunning views out over Ardilistry Bay or towards Beinn Bheigeir and the surrounding hills.