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  2017 Guest Week Calendar  then book online here.

WGRG 15-21st July 2017 Iona Application Form. The application process is now open.

Fill out the online Booking Enquiry Form

Full information is in the 2017 Island Centres Programme .
2017 Accommodation Costs

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

For any further information by email please contact: Carol Dougall


Below is a note of the 2017 service times at the abbey:

9pm Saturday night
1030am Sunday morning
7.30pm every other night except Saturday
9am every morning except Sunday and Friday – Friday is 0810.

Everyone is welcome at these services.  Please note that at certain times the time and themes may change.  Updated notices will be posted on Iona.