Friday 22 November 2019
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Three Holy Islands

Three Holy Islands

This itinerary visits the Isle of Iona and includes boat rides to the Augustinian Inchmahome Priory and Incholm Priory aka the ‘Iona of the East’.  Then across the border, there’s the often wild Holy Island and Lindisfarne Priory.  Also included are the great castles in Stirling and Edinburgh, St Giles Cathedral, the 15th century Rosslyn Chapel, Hadrian’s Wall and romantic Traquair. Highlights include:

  • The St Mungo Museum of Religious Art and Life
  • Inverary Castle, home of the Duke and Duchess of Argyll
  • Iona Abbey, the celebrated Christian Centre and burial place for many Scottish kings
  • A visit to Torosay Castle
  • A boat ride to see Augustinian Inchmahome Priory
  • A tour of imposing Stirling Castle
  • A short cruise to Incholm Abbey, the ‘Iona of the East’
  • Visits to Edinburgh Castle and St Giles Cathedral
  • The ornate stonework and mysterious symbolism at Rosslyn Chapel
  • Holy Island, one of the most important early centres of Christianity in Anglo-Saxon England
  • Hadrian’s Wall and romantic Traquair Castle