Things to Do

Islay has so many things to see and do when you visit. From distilleries, wildlife adventures, walking and much more you are spoilt for choice for activities. You will need to book another stay to see it all! Explore some of the things to do on our island below…

Natural History Trust

If you are looking for things to do on Islay then why not explore the fabulous Islay wildlife indoors? If it is a rainy day it makes for the perfect…

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Wildlife Tour on Islay

If you are looking for wildlife holidays in Scotland then read on as we have the perfect break in store.

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Events Calendar 2020

If you are looking for what to do on Islay in 2018 then you have come to the right place to see what is on!

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Islay Whisky Tours

With nine distilleries to choose from you are in whisky lovers paradise on the island of Islay and that is not to mention another distillery that is a short ride across the water in Jura. So come and explore..

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Islay Whisky Tours and Taxi Service

If you are looking for whisky tours when you come to Islay and you want to enjoy a tipple or two on the way then let us do all the driving! Here the Islay Taxi Service will ferry to and from each distillery.

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Islay Walking Holidays

Islay holidays are certainly something that will never leave you. It is such a stunning island that no matter what the weather or time of year you visit you leave with it in your blood! It is such a captivating place and there is no better way to explore this infectious island than on foot.

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Islay Birdwatching

Islay is a fabulous place if you want to do a spot of birdwatching. With many species to see you are spoilt when it comes to Islay birds! Find out more…

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Visit Jura and Colonsay

If you are looking for interesting places to visit on Islay then why not hop on a boat and see another island? Jura and Colonsay are both close…

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Golf Holidays on Islay

Are you planning a golf holiday on Islay? Then read on to find out more about Islay golf. Machrie Golf course offers an 18 hole golf course with the most spectacular setting…

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Loch Fishing on Islay 

Fishing on Islay offers some of the finest fishing in Scotland. A stunning Scottish island with lochs full of brown trout, you are in for a treat…

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Sea Fishing on Islay

Sea fishing on Islay is among some of the very best that is on offer. With a stunning coastline and surrounded by sea you are in a good place for a spot of sea fishing.

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Explore the History of Islay

Islay history is a fascinating field to explore. Arrowheads dating back to 10,800 BC, a Celtic cross dating to 800 AD, fabulous historic buildings and…

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Islay Beaches

If you are visiting Islay then you must explore our wonderful choice of Islay beaches. Islay is home to some of the loveliest beaches outside of the Caribbean.

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Cycling on Islay

If you are coming to Islay and want a healthy and fun way to see the island then why not cycle? Cycling on Islay is a favourite among enthusiasts with…

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Coronavirus Announcement

We are currently open to keyworkers only. In line with the latest Scottish Government ruling announced on 04/01/21, our doors must sadly remain closed for a little longer. We hope to be able to welcome you again from the beginning of February.

We are sorry that we cannot welcome you during this time and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Regards, The Islay Cottages Team