Tips & Advice for Visiting the Isle of Islay

The Isle of Islay on Scotland’s west coast is one of the country’s premier tourist attractions.

The island offers visitors a wonderful experience whether it’s wildlife watching, relaxing on a beach, hiking through the countryside or sampling whisky.

Discover tips and advice for visiting the Isle of Islay with this article that explains how to get there, how to travel around the island, the weather, and the best places to visit.

Islay Whisky Distilleries – 9 Best Tours + Facts

Islay is one of Scotland’s most popular whisky-producing regions thanks to distilleries that include; Laphroaig, Ardbeg, Bowmore, Bruichladdich, Bunnahabhain, Caol Ila, Kilchoman, Lagavulin and Ardnahoe.

Discover everything you need to know about Islay whisky distilleries in this ultimate guide which includes information about each distillery tour as well as lots of useful visiting advice.


Finlaggan is the former home of Scotland’s ‘Lord of the Isles’ which is located a few miles southwest of Port Askaig on the Isle of Islay.

Access to Finlaggan is via a wooden walkway that leads from the visitor centre to a small island where tourists will discover a number of standing stones, graves, and ruined houses.

Discover Finlaggan with this guide which features an overview and lots of useful visiting tips and advice.

Isle of Islay

The Isle of Islay is one of the largest West Coast islands in the Southern Hebrides.

Islay is a popular tourist destination thanks to its diverse wildlife, attractive country villages and stunning coastline, but it’s most famous for the distinctive whisky that’s flavoured with locally-sourced peat.

Discover this mesmerizing isle with this complete guide, which includes an overview and lots of useful visiting advice.