Short breaks on Iona

Iona Abbey in the foreground with the Sound of Iona in the background

New for 2024!

We’re opening the Abbey for short breaks and we’re delighted to welcome you in March, April, May and July.

Whether you’re island-hopping in the Inner Hebrides, need to restore your soul, or want a wee taste of Iona Community life, come and join us for a short break. You’ll find time and space to refresh your spirit with the peace and beauty of Iona, connect with our resident community, unwind and rest.

3 night short break

During your 3 night short break at Iona Abbey you will be able to:

  • Join in morning and evening worship
  • Participate in the Iona Abbey Time and Space Programme
  • Take part in community life
  • Share meals with Abbey residents and other guests
  • Enjoy the stunning landscape

3 night short breaks start on Saturdays and Tuesdays. Which one will you choose?

  • Tuesday 9th April to 12th April
  • Saturday 13th April 16th April
  • Tuesday 16th to 19th April
  • Saturday 20th July to 23rd July
  • Tuesday 23rd July to 26th July

Flexible short breaks

Looking for something more flexible? We are also offering flexible short breaks of one or more nights, arriving any day from Saturday to Thursday (we’re closed on Friday nights). Come and join us for a flexible short break on the following dates:

  • 9th – 12th April
  • 20th – 26th April
  • 27th April – 2nd May
  • 18th – 24th May.
  • More dates will be released during the season – watch this space!

Our flexible short breaks also allow you to experience:

  • morning and evening worship
  • community living
  • sharing meals with Abbey residents and other guests
  • the stunning landscape of Iona.

We do kindly request that you don’t attend the Abbey programme during your flexible short break, in order to avoid too much disruption for the other participants, thanks for your understanding.

Find out more

Even though you’ll be staying with us for a short time, we want to make sure you have the best time from your very first moment. So, don’t forget to read our essential info before you leave home.

Short breaks have smaller price tags:

Three night short breaks are all inclusive and cost £381 per person.

Flexible short breaks are offered on a price per room per night basis and also include breakfast, lunch and dinner:
Single room: £127 per night
Twin room: £245 per night
Triple: £381 per night
Quad: £508 per night.

Information about reduced rates is available on our essential booking information page For further information about all our short break options, email:

Find a date for your short break!

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