Islay is the southernmost island of the Inner Hebrides, just off the West Coast of Scotland. Known as the ‘Queen of the Hebrides’, Islay is an amazing island experience – dramatic coastal seascapes, wild inland freshwater lochs, some of the best wild brown trout and salmon fishing and numerous species of wildlife, especially birds.
There’s plenty to explore on Islay – whether it’s a trip back in time to explore the heritage and history of the island; a trip to the world-famous whisky distilleries of Laphroaig, Lagavulin, Ardbeg or Bowmore (to name but a few!), a round on the recently redesigned Machrie Links or a more adventurous outdoor experience – there will be something to suit your tastes.
For the food lovers amongst you, there is a thriving restaurant scene which can be found in Port Ellen, Bowmore and Port Charlotte which showcases the best produce that the island and the West Coast of Scotland has to offer.
No matter what time of year you choose to visit Islay, you will be in awe of the natural beauty of the Island!