Of course visiting the distilleries will be on the list of things to do, and I am proposing 2 nights on the island to explore. My UK cousin is suggesting a day trip to Islay, believing there is nothing to do but take whisky tours. What are some things your could recommend to do, that are truly worth staying to see? I enjoy visiting this area of Scotland due to the lack of development but I realize this island is becoming a destination for the distillery fans. Ideas? We will be taking our car over on the ferry, and lots of cousins (both US and UK) will be traveling together.Is
II've never been, but I'm a big fan of their malts! In fact, I'm a laird, courtesy of Laphroaig who have given me a lifetime lease on a square foot of their land. Laphroaig one of the 8 distilleries to be found on that windswept isle. I will definitely visit one day to collect my ground-rent, a noggin of Laphroaig, of course!
My missus says it's a quilting area, which is probably unsurprising as it does get cold all the way up there!
Oh my goodness - have you been led astray! There are so many things to do on Islay. Our first visit was 5 days - the next 10 days - the next almost 3 weeks and we're hoping to return again, this time to stay a couple of months! For the best source of info about Islay go to www.islayinfo.com I've only been on 2 whisky tours (during the Festival of Malt and Music) and there never seems to be enough time to do all the other things we want to do. Our biggest decision now is trying to figure out what time of year to go. Check out the website and be prepared to spend more time on Islay