Port Ellen, Islay, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on the town of Port Ellen which is situated on the southern tip of the island of Islay which in turn is located off the western coast of Scotland. Population of the entire island is about 3250.

Summary facts and information concerning Port Ellen:

  • An important ferry terminal which provides a direct link with Kennacraig on the mainland. Journey time 2 hrs 20 mins.
  • Has close links to the whisky industry for which Islay is famous. Home to (a) the closed Port Ellen Distillery, the malt of which is still available and (b) Port Ellen Maltings which is a key source of malted barley for the distilleries on Islay.
  • Within walking distance can be found three operating distilleries, namely Lagavulin, Ardbeg and Laphroaig.
  • Located on edge of a harbour which includes a marina and moorings for small boats.
  • Home to various hotels, shops and accommodation providers.
  • Close to the town is a lone prehistoric standing stone which may be at least three thousand years old. There are other prehistoric stones and burials on the island.
  • A good base for touring the island.

Video clip of Port Ellen

Port Ellen Harbour, Islay, Scotland

Charlotte Street, Port Ellen, Islay, Scotland.

Prehistoric Standing Stone, Port Ellen, Scotland.

Port Ellen Maltings, Islay, Scotland

Bonded warehouses, port Ellen, Islay, Scotland

Foreshore, Port Ellen, Scotland

Beach and ferry terminal, Port Ellen, Islay, Scotland

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