Getting to Islay takes a little bit of effort. But what pilgrimage doesn't? It's well worth it. Especially when you turn off the Port Ellen Road and trundle down to the Distillery. Welcome. You’ve arrived at the greatest distillery on Earth.
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BY CAR FERRY:
Caledonian MacBrayne (tel: 0800 066 5000 / www.calmac.co.uk) run the ferry between Kennacraig on the mainland and Port Ellen/Port Askaig on Islay. Normally 3 sailings daily, except Wednesdays and Sundays. Time: 2 hours. Coach services operate from Glasgow to Kennacraig - contact Scottish Citylink Coaches on 0871 266 33 33 / www.citylink.co.uk
Loganair fly from Glasgow to Islay twice daily. Time: approx 30 mins. The little plane flies over Arran, the Mull of Kintyre and the Kildalton Distilleries before landing right beside the beach. www.loganair.co.uk
When on Islay you can use local taxi companies to get about:
Whether you need to hire a car, book a taxi, or check bus times, you'll find all the details on www.islayinfo.com