Iona Abbey and Nunnery

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In line with best practice in the visitor attractions industry, visitors with disabilities are treated on an equal basis with all other visitors and entry is charged at the appropriate admission category rate - Adult/Concession/Child. Proof of disability is not required.

We recognise that some disabled visitors may need help to visit our sites and we offer free entry for accompanying carers, these can be added when making your booking. Please note this is limited to two carers per transaction.


Cars can go onto Iona only with a permit from the local authority office in Oban. Blue Badge holders can take vehicles on the public ferry, but parking on the island is very limited.

Approach to site

The abbey is a 600m walk uphill from the ferry pier, along a single-track road.

A taxi service is available and can carry folded wheelchairs. Telephone: 07810 325 990. 


A gravel driveway runs from the ticket office to the buildings. Step free access to the Abbey Church nave is via the cloister entrance. Once inside, the crossing has two steps from the nave and there are further steps to proceed to the east end of the Church. 

Access to the shop is via a narrow, ramped doorway. You can then return to the main gate via the gravel driveway.


There are no toilets on site.

The nearest toilets are at the Iona Community shop just north of our ticket office.


Assistance dogs are permitted at all our sites and within roofed areas.  

Visitors' dogs are allowed in the grounds of Iona Abbey.

Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times and not left unattended at any time. Owners must pick up after their dogs.

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Opening times

1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Mon to sat, 9.30am to 5.30pm; Sun, 12.30pm to 5.30pm (last entry 5pm)

1 Oct to 31 Mar:
Mon to Sat, 10am to 4pm; Sun, 12.30pm to 4pm (last entry 3.30pm)

The abbey may close at short notice due to weather disruption to the ferry service

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