Located at Port Ellen, Islay

This beautiful town, built around Leodamais Bay was founded in 1821 by Walter Frederick Campbell, and named after his wife Ellinor or Eleanor, later shortened to Port Ellen.
Just outside Port Ellen on Charlotte Street, you can find Ramsay Hall, built by and named after the family who, in the 19th century, owned the estates in the southern part of Islay. Port Ellen is the second largest town on Islay after Bowmore and is situated in a sheltered part of the island, offering views to the Oa Peninsula and to Kilnaughton Bay, which is named after the chapel ruins and burial ground

Things to do on Islay

We stayed in the “Wee House” in May this year during the annual Feis Ile. The house is well located in the heart of Port Ellen and a great base from which to explore the island of Islay. The three distilleries  of Laphroaig, Lagavulin and Ardbeg are all within walking distance. Local pubs serving a wide range of whiskys and restaurants with fresh Scottish seafood are also close by. The house itself is beautifully and tastefully decorated with modern features such an inbuilt audio system which is the perfect accompaniment for relaxing in the lounge or making dinner in the large, well equipped kitchen. We loved our stay and would recommend the Wee House to anyone who wants to explore the delights which Islay has to offer from a beautiful modern house in an ideal location.



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