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Holy Island Tours

Holy Island is located in Lamlash Bay off the Isle of Arran on Scotland's western coast. The island has a spiritual heritage dating back to the 6th century. Today there is the Centre for World Peace and Health on the north end of the island which has ongoing retreat programs and courses. The center welcomes overnight guests. There is also a closed Buddhist retreat on the south end of the island. There is also a hermit cave from a 6th-century monk and evidence of a 13th-century Christian monastery. 

Some visitors come to Holy Island to learn about meditation, yoga, tai chi, cooking, gardening, and other forms of relaxation. Others come here to enjoy the unspoiled natural scenery as an escape from their every day lives. Parts of the island are divided into natural reserves. Some areas are for birds and animals, while others are set aside for a native tree planting program. Visitors are asked to stay on the pathways.

Practical Info

The closest airport to Holy Island is Glasgow. From there you can take a train to Ardrossan Harbor, the ferry to Arran, a bus to Lamlash, and then the ferry to Holy Island.

Tours & Tickets

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Holy Island, Alnwick Castle and Northumberland Tour from Edinburgh, Edinburgh, null
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Holy Island, Alnwick Castle and Northumberland Tour from Edinburgh

4.5 star rating: Recommended 60 Reviews

Explore the scenic coastal route between Edinburgh and the ancient kingdom of Northumbria. Visit Alnwick Castle, see Holy Island, taste some Mead brewed by ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $61.27
Viking Coast and Alnwick Castle Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Day Trips
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Viking Coast and Alnwick Castle Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

4.5 star rating: Recommended 36 Reviews

This popular small group day tour (maximum 16 passengers) explores Holy Island, scene of the first Viking invasion of Britain, and Alnwick Castle (filming ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $57.19
Alnwick Castle and Lindisfarne Day Trip from Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Day Trips
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Alnwick Castle and Lindisfarne Day Trip from Edinburgh

4 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

The journey begins by heading south from Edinburgh and across the border into the north east of England. This is the ideal tour for Harry potter fans.

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $53.10

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