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 Winter service times at the Abbey:
Until Friday 27th October services are held in the Abbey Church. From Saturday 28th October services will be held in the Michael Chapel.

Saturday 9.30am Morning Prayer
Sunday 7.30pm Quiet Time
Monday 9.30am Morning Prayer
Tuesday 9.30am Morning Prayer, 7.30pm Service of Prayer for Healing and Laying on of Hands
Wednesday 9.30am Morning Prayer
Thursday 9.30am Morning Prayer, 7.30pm Holy Communion or Agape
Friday 9.30am Morning Prayer

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.