Iona cross Inner Hebrides Scotland in Monochrome
Contributor:Tony Smith / Alamy Stock Photo
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Dimensions:5000 x 4175 px | 42.3 x 35.3 cm | 16.7 x 13.9 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:7 April 2010
Location:Iona Abbey, Isle of Iona, Scotland, UK, PA76 6SQ
Iona Abbey, now an ecumenical church, is of particular historical and religious interest to pilgrims and visitors alike. It is the most elaborate and best-preserved ecclesiastical building surviving from the Middle Ages in the Western Isles of Scotland. Though modest in scale in comparison to medieval abbeys elsewhere in Western Europe, it has a wealth of fine architectural detail, and monuments of many periods. In front of the Abbey stands the 9th century St Martin's Cross, one of the best-preserved Celtic crosses in the British Isles, and a replica of the 8th century St John's Cross (original fragments in the Abbey museum).