Wild life, whisky, beautiful beaches and much, much more............................welcome to the wild and wonderfulI Inner Hebridean Isle of Islay !!!
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HOW TO FIND US
When you arrive on Islay head to Port Ellen and follow the road through the village. Follow the signs for Ardbeg. Keep on up the hill out of the village for around 1/2 a mile and you will see our green sign on your left. Turn left off the main road and follow our road past 2 houses on your right, up the hill and you will see Laphroaig View right in front of you.
We hope you enjoy looking at our website and a sample of what Islay (eye-la) and Laphroaig View have to offer. We Ileachs (Gaelic name for a native Islay person) have a strong sense of pride in our island, it's history and culture and we are sure you will find a warm welcome on your arrival. Famous throughout the world, Islay is renowned for it's stunning scenery, wild life and of course it's single malt distilleries. We have much to offer and to explore here and the recurring comment from our visitors is " I wish we could stay longer!".
Although we are out on the wild west atlantic ocean, it is actually quite easy to travel to Islay. You can come either by ferry (2 hours approximate sailing from Kennacraig Ferry Terminal, Kintyre). There is also a ferry to/from Oban via the Isle of Colonsay which runs every Wednesday during the summer months. By air it's 30 mins from Glasgow International airport with Flybe. We have 2 flights per day Monday - Friday and 1 on Saturday morning and 1 on Sunday evening. At the moment there are also 2 flights a day from Oban Tuesday and Thursday only, which is operated by Hebridean Air Service. Please check the relevant websites for updates and availability.
Once you are here there is lots to choose from in the way of activities. Here is a quick example of what is available.
Cycling and walking
Golf (18 hole links championship course)
Bird watching. We have 2 R.S.P.B. nature reserves. We also have a wide selection of migrating waders and geese.
Freshwater fly fishing and sea angling
Island Malts( including Jura) and sight seeing tours
There are also many historic sites throughout the island including the wonderful 8th century carved stone Celtic High Cross at Kildalton. Islay was also home to the Lordship of the Isles.
Oh and of course, how could we forget WHISKY!!!
Most of the distilleries now do a more in depth tour/tasting lasting perhaps 2-4 hours as well as their standard tour. It's best to contact the distilleries directly to check availability.
Thank you for choosing our website and we hope you enjoy looking at what we have to offer at Laphroaig View.
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