Things to do in Port Ellen

Top Things to Do in Port Ellen

Things to Do in Port Ellen

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  • Laura & Scott Hall
    8 contributions
    We had a great experience on the tour and the tasting afterwards. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly and made a novice whisky drinker like me feel right at home. The selection of offerings for tasting was great…something for the new whisky drinker to the aficionado.
    Written 8 November 2022
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  • littleltl
    88 contributions
    Lovely visit to the cafe. Great to see it buzzing. Meant a small wait for our order to be taken but after it was, the food arrived really quickly. Not extensive menu but tasty and well presented. Staff were lovely and apologetic for the delays but really wasn’t an issue. Worth the wait
    Written 26 November 2022
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  • Laura & Scott Hall
    8 contributions
    Beautiful and quite amazing to view something so ancient. The drive was a little long, but worth the time spent to see the site.
    Written 8 November 2022
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  • Cara K
    Edinburgh, UK58 contributions
    Lovely little wine stall with fruit wines, something we hadn't tried before. The owner is a very charming woman who brilliantly explains the story behind the shop.
    Written 1 September 2022
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  • Glenys W
    Manchester, UK82 contributions
    Wonderful hilly walk past the lighthouse and wild goats, this gorgeous beach does not disappoint. Plenty of rocks to climb too
    Written 2 October 2022
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  • jhcopester
    Virginia Beach, VA122 contributions
    Truly enjoyed our tour here provided by Islay Tours and Dougie McTaggart. A lot of interesting history of this 12th Century ruins and the grounds surrounding them. Just walk the grounds and imagine days gone by ... a great place to visit!
    Written 23 May 2022
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  • Barbara Z
    43 contributions
    A beautiful view of the lighthouse from Rhinns Point. There were lots of gray seals on the rocks and playing in the water, as well.
    Written 20 July 2022
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  • FoodieDoodie
    Tromso, Norway50 contributions
    Spent many evenings here, after dinner at different places. They dont do any food, but have all the beers snd whiskyes you would like. Met many different staff, and all so friendly and nice. Not to loud music, clean toilets, a very nice pub.
    Written 11 September 2022
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  • Sarah
    2 contributions
    Great day out on bikes hired from Jim. Good, well maintained bikes and Jim couldn't have been more helpful.
    We cycled to Claggain Bay, which is a lovely, quiet route. The Kildalton Cross is well worth a look and the 'cakes at the cross' very welcome.
    Written 13 June 2022
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  • Victoria B
    1 contribution
    Beautiful shop with lots of lovely gifts. Definitely pay them a visit! Friendly and helpful service.
    Written 16 September 2021
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  • Dougie M
    Glasgow, UK5 contributions
    My wife and I joined 50 or so other whisky enthusiasts at Lagavulin Distillery for their Warehouse Wonderland Experience. The event was hosted by "Santa" Iain McArthur who was ably supported by the Lagavulin Visitor Centre team in the Christmas themed and moodily lit warehouse. We enjoyed some very choice drams and Lagavulin whisky based cocktails and, as ever, Iain stole the show and entertained us all for almost two hours of glorious fun. Well done Iain and well done Lagavulin.
    Written 3 December 2022
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  • Jamie McK
    2 contributions
    I went on a wildlife boat trip in July 22 and it was, without doubt, the best tourist activity I have ever done, anywhere.

    Location was beyond stunning, the captain and crew were friendly, welcoming, knowledgeable and made the trip extra special with a dram.

    I couldn't recommend this more.
    Written 23 October 2022
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  • Bob B
    Gouda, The Netherlands15 contributions
    David is an excellent guide: in 2019 we did a brilliant kayak trip, now in October 2022 we did a FatBike trip which was absolutely fantastic. Great bikes, stunning sceneries and a beautiful trail. Bikes were great and we truly enjoyed it.

    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED !
    Written 26 October 2022
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