Destination Islay

Islay – The Queen of the Hebrides

There is a great variety of things to do during your stay on Islay – From world renowned distilleries, to exciting wildlife activities and rich history, to learning how to golf and much more. Islay has something to offer for everybody.

Destination Guide

Activities on Islay

From Cycling or Kayaking to Sea Safari and much more

Islay Distilleries

Explore Islay’s distilleries, spread across the island.

History & Heritage

Islay has rich heritage reaching back as far as 12,000 years ago.

Interactive Map

We have curated our favourite things to do and places to see on Islay.
The Merchant House, Campbell Gray Hotel
The Merchant House, Campbell Gray Hotel
The Machrie, Campbell Gray Hotel

Golf at The Machrie

Our Links course was originally designed in 1891 by Willie Campbell, and has now been fully modernised by D J Russell, former European Ryder Cup Vice Captain and PGA tour player.
The dramatic setting of Laggan Bay has few equals and the ever changing nature of the challenge offered by this acclaimed layout make The Machrie’s Links one to play.

The scenery, the wildlife, the coastline, one of the finest Links courses in the world, coupled with the people, makes The Machrie the perfect spot from which to explore the Isles of Scotland’s west coast.