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Information on the village of Bunessan in Scotland.
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On the original site of the monastery founded by St Columba in about 563 AD, some of the building is tenth century, but the majority, apart from modern restoration, dates from about the start of the thirteenth century.
The Abbey is now in the keeping of Historic Scotland and the monastic buildings occupied by the Iona Community, the interdenominational religious group founded by the Rev Dr (later Lord) George MacLeod.
The building is 'A' listed.
In the immediate area of the Abbey are the Augustinian Nunnery, Reilig Odhrain, the Street of the Dead, and one of the largest collections of early Christian carved stones in Europe.
Services are held on Sundays at 10.30am, and on weekdays, Monday to Saturday at 9am. In summer, March to October, also at 2pm.
Guides and guidebooks, souvenirs, toilet facilities and refreshments are all available on site, or nearby.
Iona Abbey, Scotland