The island of Islay is 25 miles (40km) in length and around 20 miles (32km) wide with a coastline stretching over 130 miles. Thanks to the Gulf Stream, Islay has a fairly temperate climate and is the ideal location for a peaceful and relaxing holiday. The island is home to an abundance of wildlife, glorious beaches, picturesque villages and of course, whisky distilleries. There are also many interesting historical and archaeological sites on Islay to visit. Kildalton Church and its famous cross (the best preserved high cross in Scotland), date back to around 800 A.D and Finlaggan which now boasts its own visitor centre, was the administrative capital of the Lord of the Isles from the 12th to the 16th century.
ISLAY, THE WHISKY ISLAND Islay is perhaps most famous for malt whisky and there are eight working distilleries and a real ale brewery on the island. Most offer tours where visitors can experience whole distilling production at close hand and enjoy a wee sample too! Those whisky connoisseurs who appreciate the fine taste and variety of the Islay malts will no doubt relish a pilgrimage to the birthplace of their favourite dram. However there's more to Islay than just whisky and visitors can enjoy various activities from pony trekking and birdwatching, to a round of golf at the renowned Machrie Golf Links at Laggan Bay - a course to challenge even the most serious of golfers.
Local hotels and restaurants offer a stunning array of fresh Islay produce to tempt any palette and if you still have energy left after all that fresh air, fine food and drink, there are often ceilidhs organised, where locals and visitors alike can enjoy an evening of good music and conversation. So relax and let Bruichladdich Taxis ease the strain and get you home safely!
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