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A walk through Port Charlotte in the Isle of Islay, Inner Hebrides

A little walk through Port Charlotte – it was such a warm and sunny day, the beach was pretty busy.

A walk through Port Charlotte in the Isle of Islay, Inner Hebrides

A walk through Port Charlotte in the Isle of Islay, Inner Hebrides

Port Charlotte was founded in 1828.

Port Charlotte was named after Lady Charlotte Campbell Bury, the mother of its founder Walter Frederick Campbell; and it was set up mainly to provide housing facilities for the Lochindaal Distillery work force. (wikipedia)

A walk through Port Charlotte in the Isle of Islay, Inner Hebrides

Parts of the former distillery are now used as a hostel and a wildlife centre.

A walk through Port Charlotte in the Isle of Islay, Inner Hebrides

A walk through Port Charlotte in the Isle of Islay, Inner Hebrides

A walk through Port Charlotte in the Isle of Islay, Inner Hebrides

A walk through Port Charlotte in the Isle of Islay, Inner Hebrides

A beautiful moon on that night.

Full Moon over the Isle of Islay, Inner Hebrides

Visiting the remains of Kildalton chapel and the Kildalton cross in Islay.

The drive from Port Ellen to Kildalton Chapel & Cross was just stunning. Beautiful landscape in all directions. And I was even greeted by a lovely honesty box at the chapel.

Visiting the remains of Kildalton chapel and the Kildalton cross in Islay.

Visiting the remains of Kildalton chapel and the Kildalton cross in Islay.

The Kildalton Cross was carved in the 700s and it is one of two examples of the type with the encircling glory now remaining erect in Scotland, the other being St. Martin’s Cross at Iona.

The cross shows different scenes from the bible, like David fighting the lion, angels, the Virgin with child and more.

Visiting the remains of Kildalton chapel and the Kildalton cross in Islay.

Kildalton Chapel was erected in the late 12th or early 13th century and served the medieval parish of Kildalton. The building was used until the end of the 17th century.

Visiting the remains of Kildalton chapel and the Kildalton cross in Islay.

Visiting the remains of Kildalton chapel and the Kildalton cross in Islay.

Visiting the remains of Kildalton chapel and the Kildalton cross in Islay.

View in the isle of Islay, near Ardberg distillery.

View in the isle of Islay, near Ardberg distillery.

Ardberg Distillery

 

A walk around Dunyvaig Casle in the Isle of Islay.

Dunyvaig Castle – the remains of a castle dating back to the 12th century, sits on an old broch – with amazing views in all directions. It was built by Somerled, King of the Isles, on top of a fort or dun on a rocky promontory jutting into Lagavulin Bay.

A walk around Dunyvaig Casle in the Isle of Islay.

Over the centuries, Dunyvaig was held by the MacDonalds, the Macleans, and the Campbells.

A walk around Dunyvaig Casle in the Isle of Islay.

Today, this bay offers a great view of the Lagavulin Distillery, sitting opposite the castle.

A walk around Dunyvaig Casle in the Isle of Islay.

Going to the castle is an easy and short walk, and you can enjoy the views.

A walk around Dunyvaig Casle in the Isle of Islay.

A walk around Dunyvaig Casle in the Isle of Islay.

A walk around Dunyvaig Casle in the Isle of Islay.

A walk around Dunyvaig Casle in the Isle of Islay.