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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.


Ardbeg Distillery
Port Ellen
Islay
Argyll
PA42 7EA
Tel: +44 (0) 1496302244

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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

BY AIR:

Flybe (tel From UK only: 0871 700 2000, from outside UK: +44 (0)1392268529) fly from Glasgow to Islay twice daily. Time: 30 mins. The little plane flies over Arran, the Mull of Kintyre and the Kildalton Distilleries before landing right beside the beach. www.flybe.com

When on Islay you can use local taxi companies to get about:

TAXIS/MINIBUS

Lamont Campbell - 07899756159
Rhinns Taxis - 07771921157
Hughie Currie - 07737491429
Carol's Taxis - 07775782155
Andrew McEachern - 07899942673

CAR HIRE

D & N MacKenzie:
Tel: +44 (0)1496 302 300, Fax:01496 302324 or web at www.carhireonislay.co.uk

Islay Car Hire
Tel: +44 (0)1496 810 544, email at info@islaycarhire.com or book and pay online at www.islaycarhire.com


 

DISTILLERY OPENING TIMES 09:30 – 17:00 DAILY

 

8th January – 30th March:  Open Monday – Friday
31st March – end of October: Open 7 days a week
November – 21st December: Open Monday – Friday

 

OLD KILN CAFÉ OPENING HOURS 10:00 – 16:30 (LAST ORDERS 15:45)

 

8th January – 30th March:  Open Monday – Friday
31st March – end of October: Open 7 days a week
November – 22nd December: Open Monday – Friday

 

 

THE DISTILLERY, VISITOR CENTRE AND CAFÉ WILL BE COMPLETELY CLOSED ON:

 

Weekends until Friday 30th March 2018
Friday 16th March / Monday 19th March (Café only closed, Distillery and Visitor Centre open)
Sunday 3rd June 2018
Thursday 9th August 2018
Weekends from 1st November 2018
Friday 21st December 2018 – Monday 7th January 2019
(More dates may be added through the year, please check back.)