The cloisters are really my favourite part of any abbey and especially more so here in Iona’s Abbey. They are always so calm and peaceful, for some reason the sightseers seem to miss this wonderful part of the abbey.
At the heart of the abbey complex, monastic life revolved around the cloister. It linked the church with the rest of the buildings and the covered walkways provide a quiet place for contemplation.
The columns around the cloister walkway have carved capitals. A few of these are medieval originals, once painted in brilliant colours. The rest are replacements, carved between 1967 and 1997.
From our visit 2013
6 Replies to “The Cloister of Iona Abbey, Scotland”
Sooooo beautiful! 🙂
And so peaceful…..really no one is ever there, they just seem not to notice the sign to the cloisters 🙂
That’s where you’d have found me – albeit wrapped up against the wind – wonderful.
It is wonderful and I can picture you sat doing your needlework in the shade with a duffle coat on 🙂
I love all these Iona pictures. Thank you for posting so many.
So glad you are enjoying them, There is one more lot to come about the Nunnery and then its off to another part of Scotland 🙂