Port Charlotte

[Coastline at 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, the biggest settlement in the west of Islay. With the island's two main museums, the village has the best offering of indoor attractions for miles around - with Bruichladdich Distillery also nearby if you decide you need your whisky fix after all. 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 (July 2016)]

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

[Main street]

Within walking distance

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 (2018): Weekdays, late March to October
Cost (2018): £3.50 (adults), £1 (children)

[Islay Natural History Centre (July 2016)]

Nearby

>> see separate post for Bruichladdich Distillery ★★★★☆ (2 miles away)

[Bruichladdich Distillery]

[All this for a tenner at Yan's Kitchen in 2016 (July 2016)]

[Museum of Islay Life (July 2016)]

[Port Charlotte (July 2016)]

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