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Getting to Islay takes a little bit of effort. But what pilgrimage doesn't? It's well worth it. Especially when you turn off the Port Ellen Road and trundle down to the Distillery. Welcome. You’ve arrived at the greatest distillery on Earth.

Ardbeg Distillery
Port Ellen
PA42 7EA
Tel: +44 (0) 1496302244

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Caledonian MacBrayne (tel: 0800 066 5000 / run the ferry between Kennacraig on the mainland and Port Ellen/Port Askaig on Islay. Normally 3 sailings daily, except Wednesdays and Sundays. Time: 2 hours. Coach services operate from Glasgow to Kennacraig - contact Scottish Citylink Coaches on 0871 266 33 33 /


Flybe (tel From UK only: 0871 700 2000, from outside UK: +44 (0)1392268529) fly from Glasgow to Islay twice daily. Time: 30 mins. The little plane flies over Arran, the Mull of Kintyre and the Kildalton Distilleries before landing right beside the beach.

When on Islay you can use local taxi companies to get about:


Lamont Campbell - 07899756159
Rhinns Taxis - 07771921157
Hughie Currie - 07737491429
Carol's Taxis - 07775782155
Andrew McEachern - 07899942673


D & N MacKenzie:
Tel: +44 (0)1496 302 300, Fax:01496 302324 or web at

Islay Car Hire
Tel: +44 (0)1496 810 544, email at or book and pay online at