Historic Scotland

Opening times

Open year-round.

 

Overview

Beside Iona’s ancient ‘street of the dead’ is a finely carved stone cross dating to the 1400s.

MacLean’s Cross stands on the point where Sràid nan Marbh, or the street of the dead, met another track heading up from Port Ronain, where the modern pier can be found today.

Pilgrims filing up from the boats would have stopped here to say a prayer on their way to Iona Abbey and St Columba’s Shrine.