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Information on the village of Bunessan in Scotland.

Iona Abbey & Church of Scotland


Iona Abbey

Iona Abbey
(NM287245)
Built on the original site of St Columba's monastery which dates from about 563AD, the present building dates in most part from about 1200AD.
The restoration of the Abbey Church, undertaken by the Iona Cathedral Trust, was completed in 1910.
The Iona Community now occupy the monastic buildings which were restored by them, under the leadership of their leader Rev Dr George MacLeod.
Historic Scotland now have the responsibility of maintenance and care of the Abbey and other monuments.
Also on the site are the ruins of the 12th century Augustinian Nunnery, The Royal Burial Ground - Reilig Odhrain, the 'Street of the Dead', and the collection of carved stones and crosses.

Services in the Abbey: Sunday 10.30am, Monday to Saturday 2pm (March to October), and Monday to Saturday at 9am (all year).

Historic Scotland
4 star Grading. Green Tourism Gold Award.

Admission Rates
Adult: £7.10, Child £4.30, Concession £5.70.


Iona Church of Scotland
(NM285243)
This fine church was built in 1828 by Thomas Telford is linked with Kilfinichen and Kilvickeon and the Ross of Mull, sharing a Minister with Bunessan and Creich. The former manse is now the Heritage Centre with café and picnic area.

Services: Sunday 12 noon.
Short Service: Tuesdays at 1pm and each weekday in high summer.

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