Islay day 2 (holiday Whiskey galore) Route Details

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Car and ferry journey to Port Ellen on Islay following by a walk to Ardbeg and back to Port Ellen for an evening's stay


weather dependent

Hazards and warnings

rough seas! May affect which port the ferries can dock in on Islay

Detailed description

After a very comfortable stay at Dunivaig ( and a hearty Scottish breakfast we left Tarbert for a short car ride to Kennacraig.  Ample free car parking facilties where we said goodbye to the car for a few days and purchased 5 day return ferry tickets from the Calmac office at the ferry terminal. 


Had an enjoyable 2 hour crossing docking into Port Ellen.  Accommodation was sort at the local hostelry and then we set out for Ardbeg on foot. 


Found the locals very friendly - particularly one chap who took pity on us (in the pouring rain) and gave us a lift to the distillery!  There were no tours on offer but we were given a tasting session.

On the way back we hope to call in at Lagavulin and Laphroaig but these were both closed for the season.

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