The Area
Islay is known as the ‘Queen of the Hebrides’.  Renowned for 8 malt distilleries, an abundance of wildlife including 2 RSPB reserves at Loch Gruinart and Killeyan, fabulous unspoilt beaches in every direction.  Steeped in history with the most notable sites such as the Kildalton Cross and the Lord of the Isles centre at Finlaggan.  Islay also boasts a links golf course at The Machrie (10 minuets away)

From Tregurnog:
5 mins walk through Cairnie Woods is the spectacular Kilnaughton Bay.  5 mins drive takes you to Port Ellen village which boasts a Calmac ferry terminal, the newly renovated “Islay hotel”, the White Hart hotel, the Ardview public house, a supermarket, post office, a Cyber cafe, a newsagent and a general store.  A further 5 min drive takes you to Ardbeg distilleries (with the Old Kiln Cafe) and on your return to Port Ellen you may like to stop off at Lagavulin and Laphroaig distilleries.

The main hub is Bowmore, which is dominated by the Round Church. 
Around the other side of Loch Indaal the picturesque villages of Port Charlotte, Portnahaven and Port Wemyss have lots to see and do; the local museum and wildlife centre.  Take your time to explore this friendly island; it has so many hidden secrets.  



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