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This remote and windswept island off the southwest tip of the Isle of Mull is one of the most venerated places in Scotland. More than 1 400 years ago, St Columba and his companions landed on the southern coast of this Inner Hebrides island and established a monastic settlement. Today, its modest ruins are an important place of pilgrimage.

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  • Maclean's Cross Interesting

    GB - Iona PA76 6SJ

    This 15C cross was engraved by local sculptors. The western face carries a crucifixion, while the other side has complex chiselling in the pure Celtic tradition.

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  • St Oran's Chapel Interesting

    Oran Cottage GB - Iona PA76 6SJ

    This 12C chapel (restored in the 20C) is the oldest building on the island. The rectangular structure still has a fine western romanesque gate with three bill-shaped arches and a chevron decoration.

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  • Infirmary Museum Interesting

    Street of the Dead GB - Iona PA76 6SJ

    This museum has a remarkable collection of early Christina stones including the Celtic Cross of St John (8C). These early Christian works of art date back to between 563 and the second half of the 12C. The medieval section includes specimens from the..

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