Machrie Hotel & Golf Links

Port Ellen, Islay, The Hebrides, Scotland, PA42 7AN, United Kingdom | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Port Ellen

Rathlin Island

A travel blog entry by simoncole on Jul 28, 2014

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Rathlin island is a curious L shaped affair lieing just 6 miles off the north east tip of Northern Ireland and 14 miles from Scotland's Mull of Kintyre. It is surrounded by wicked tides, but since tides come and go there are times when it is perfectly safe to visit. ...

Whisky

A travel blog entry by alreadypacked on Jul 23, 2014

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... to the Kildalton High Cross and Old Parish Church. It is only seven miles from the hotel which seemed like a quick trip. As we have learned, it takes a lot longer to get anywhere than we expect. And it has taken us longer than Google maps thinks it will take almost every time, too. The church and cross were easy to find, they were just on what turned out to be a very small road into the country. It started as a narrow ...

Ferry to Islay

A travel blog entry by alreadypacked on Jul 22, 2014

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... reset the light this time explaining how he did it and why the tire man did not get it right. We thanked them profusely. The policeman who had fixed the light said that he was glad to be able to help someone for a change. I told him that we were really glad that he was there right when we needed him, but that we probably didn't want to meet him in his regular duties. He agreed, and we both laughed.

Back on the road ...

Islay....many distilleries and great beauty

A travel blog entry by abercromby56 on Jul 01, 2014

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A Calmac ferry hop (well a couple of hours' worth of hop) over from Kennacraig, West Loch Tarbert to Port Askaig on Islay (pronounced Isla by the locals, and , incorrectly, Islay by poms!)



We're staying in a delightful little Inn/guesthouse at Ballygrant, where the ...

Sea, sky and solitude in Knapdale

A travel blog entry by argyllbookworm on Jun 27, 2014

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... and the southern Hebrides. It is therefore quite painful on those two or three occasions each year when a piece of mountain deposits itself on the road; today however both carriageways are open.

At the top of the pass I stop at the car park as usual to take in the view. Alhough only 245 m above sea level it feels quite high, especially looking down at the old 1740s military road: this follows the river valley most of the way ...

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This hotel, located in Port Ellen, is near Laphroaig Distillery.
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