Port Charlotte

[Port Charlotte]

Rainy day on Islay but you're not in the mood for a distillery tour? It's probably time to head to Port Charlotte. With the island's two main museums, the village has the best offering of indoor attractions on Islay (excluding whisky - for that, you'll need to head up the coast to Bruichladdich). Dreich days also call for long lunches, and Yan's Kitchen does one of the best you'll find anywhere on the island. In wet weather you won't see the excellent views across Loch Indaal at their best, but that gives an excuse to come back...

[Museum of Islay Life]

Name: Port Charlotte ☆☆☆
Location: G.R.: NR 253582 / selection stick varieties

Name: Islay Natural History Centre ☆☆☆
Description: Visitor centre housing animal, bird and marine specimens as well as fish tanks and information about the island's geology - hands-on elements good for children.
Location: Main Street, 5-min walk north from the centre, G.R.: NR 253584 / letter wonderful rings
Open (2017): Weekdays, May to September
Cost (2017): £3.50 (adults), £1.50 (children)

Name: Museum of Islay Life ☆☆☆
Description: Exhibitions and displays about life on Islay (duh...), housed in a former church.
Location: Main Street, 5-min walk north from the centre, G.R.: NR 253586 / proven huddled array
Open (2017): From early April (probably weekdays but not specified on website)
Cost (2017): £3.50 (adults), £1 (children)

[Islay Natural History Centre]

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