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Interactive Map of Islay

Use our interactive map of Islay to find distilleries and other local attractions on Islay. Drag the map with your mouse, click the icons and explore this fantastic Island!

Things to do on Islay

Bird Watching

Birds on the rocks Islay

Islay boasts a wide variety of wonderful scenery and habitats offering amazing birding, with over 100 species being present on the island all year round. Loch Gruinart Nature Reserve is highlighted on the interactive map above.

Walking

Walkers trekking on Islay

There are some beautiful walking routes on Islay, whether you fancy a nice woodland stroll, a beach walk or a more challenging climb. Do some online research or visit the information centres on Islay for walking ideas.

Golf

A golf tee. Golf on Islay

Machrie Golf Links is one of the finest golf courses in Scotland — an eighteen hole links course right along the shores of Loch Indaal. The course is open to visitors and members. Prospective golfers should contact the hotel directly. Machrie website.

Pony Trekking

Pony Trekking on Islay

There are two trekking centres on Islay, one at Rockside Trekking Centre on Rockside Farm near Kilchoman and the other at Ballivicar Farm near Port Ellen. Visit the Islay Info website for more information

Beaches

Beach sunset on Islay

Islay has a diverse coastline and boasts some of the most beautiful beaches and bays (Highlighted on map above) in the UK. With rarely more than a couple of people on the beaches at any one time they are perfect to relax and get away from it all.

Cycling

Biking on Islay

Islay is perfect for cycling and there are several cycle hire places on the island. There are routes for beginners and season cyclists’ to explore the island. Find out more on Islay Info

Bowling

Bridgend Bowling Club Islay

There is a bowling green at Bridgend just opposite the Bridgend Hotel which is open throughout the summer season and welcomes visitors.

Fishing

Fishing on Islay

There is plenty of loch and river fishing for salmon and brown trout. Contact the estates directly for more information.

Exploring

Explore Islay. Islay Monument

Islay has a rich history and there are many interesting historical and archaeological sites on Islay to visit including Finlaggan; the centre of the Lordship of the Isles and the Kildalton Church and Cross dating back to around 800 A.D.

Walking

Talk to your host (Donald) about walking routes or book a guided walk with him.