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Iona and its old monastery was once upon a time one of the most important centres of christianity in Scotland. Many scottish kings had been buried there next to the tomb of St. Columba in the middle-ages.
Nowadays Iona is mainly a museum and a major tourist-attraction, showing some remains of St.Oran's Chapel, a few celtic high crosses and remains of the monastery of Iona, where you may walk around freely and without restrictions during the day.
Iona is an island, just about 100 meters from the island of Mull, a passenger-ferry is going to and fro all day long during daylight.

Address: Scotland - Island of Iona
Directions: The monastery of Iona is situated on a small island, opposite of Fionnphort on the Isle of Mull. A ferry will take you to Iona during the day.

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  • Written Sep 26, 2006
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