Iona Abbey and Centre

The abbey

The abbey

The Iona Abbey Centre comprises the buildings that were rebuilt by the founding members of the Iona Community and the buildings have retained a distinctly monastic feel. Built of stone and slate, the corridors and staircases link the shared bedrooms with the washrooms, the magnificent Refectory (dining hall), the Abbey Cloisters and the medieval Abbey Church itself.


Abbey Bedroom

Abbey Bedroom

Guests gather in the ancient Chapter House for formal sessions, relax in the cosy Common Room and have the opportunity to read or reflect in the impressive wood-paneled library overlooking the Sound of Iona. Bedroom accommodation is mostly bunk bedded rooms for 2-5 people.

If you are planning to visit Iona but are not staying at one of our centres take a look at the Historic Scotland website on Iona for some useful information.


To book accommodation in Iona Abbey

We now have the facility to book accommodation online.  Have a look at our 2016 Guest Week Calendar  then book online here.

Fill out the  2016 Enquiry Form and email it to Carol Dougall.

Full information is in the 2016 Island Centres Programme .

2016 Accommodation Costs

The Bookings Office, Iona Community, Isle of Iona, Argyll PA76 6SN.

For any further information by email please contact: Carol Dougall


2015 Service of Worship (times and themes)  Please note that at certain times the time and themes may change.  Updated notices will be posted on Iona.

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