Islay is an island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. The island has no shortage of attractions and activities for visitors to enjoy. The scenery is extremely beautiful, which makes the island a popular destination for hikers. The island is also a fantastic place for bird-watching. The island also has many historical attractions, such as the standing stones and historical ruins that are well worth seeing. The island is also famous for the Islay whiskey and it is possible to visit the historic distillery on the island. Another attraction is the wave station, which put the island at the cutting edge of renewable energy. As the island is mainly hilly grassland, the largest towns are the reasonably small Bowmore and Port Ellen. Islay is a fantastic place in which to enjoy traditional Scottish culture and the Gaelic language is still spoken on the island.
Islay holiday cottages
If you are planning on visiting he island of Islay, why not take a look at the Islay holiday homes that are available to rent. You can find a home to rent in one of the towns or out in the countryside. You can even rent Islay holiday cottages that are right on the coast. Renting one of the Islay holiday homes will give you more freedom, especially if you rent a car as well so you can get off the beaten track and explore the island. You will also be able to cook your own food instead of eating out every night, and take advantage of fresh, seasonal and locally grown ingredients. Also, renting a holiday home can often be cheaper than staying in a hotel!