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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 

January – Easter weekend:  Open Monday – Friday
Easter weekend – end of October: Open 7 days a week
November – December: Open Monday – Friday

OLD KILN CAFÉ OPENING HOURS 10:00 – 16:30 (LAST ORDERS 15:45)
January – Easter weekend:  Open Monday – Friday
Easter weekend – end of October: Open 7 days a week
November – December: Open Monday – Friday

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DISTILLERY, VISITOR CENTRE AND CAFÉ WILL BE COMPLETELY CLOSED ON:
Weekends up until Easter 2017
Friday 24th February 2017
Saturday 22nd April 2017
Sunday 4th June 2017
Thursday 10th August 2017
Friday 18th August 2017
Saturday 26th August 2017 (Café closed - Distillery and Visitor Centre open for tours as normal)
Sunday 17th September 2017
Weekends from 1st November 2017
Two weeks over Christmas and New Year (dates tbc)