10 Sep Iona Abbey, Isle of Iona
The spectacular nave, dominated by Romanesque and early Gothic vaults and columns, contains the elaborate, white marble tombs of the 8th Duke of Argyll and his wife. A door on the left leads to the beautiful Gothic cloister, where medieval grave slabs sit alongside modern religious sculptures. A replica of the intricately carved St John’s Cross stands just outside the Abbey – the massive 8th century original is in the Infirmary Museum along with many other fine examples of early Christian and medieval carved stones.
Iona Abbey is a spectacular sight and is a must see on your tours of Scotland.