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Winter Breaks Located in the idyllic village of Bridgend at the Heart of Islay, The Three Star Refurbished Bridgend Hotel offers the perfect base to explore the island whether you wish to visit Distilleries or beaches, bird watch, cycle, shoot or fi sh, or simply to sample seasonal local produce at its best. Our Hotel Restaurant and Bar offer the best of Local Seasonal Produce on our Menus including shellfi sh, Game and Lamb from our own Estate and our bars stock local whiskies, ales and gin. Escape to Islay Islay (pronounced Eye-lah) is called the Queen of the Hebrides. And no wonder- with a surfeit of whisky distilleries, incredible wildlife, warm hospitality and amazing scenery, Islay is a top rate holiday destination. Whisky is Islay’s most famous export, with eight working distilleries that produce some of the world’s most popular malt whiskies names such as Bowmore, Caol Ila, Laphroaig, Lagavulin, Bunnahabhain and Ardbeg. Nature watching is a favourite pastime on Islay. Wildlife teems on the island’s 130 miles of coastline. Diners on Islay are spoiled for choice, particularly in the island’s most populous village, Bowmore. Seafood and fi sh are prepared and served fresh from the boats, along with a variety of delicious dishes- all of which are even better accompanied by a dram of fi ne Islay whisky. Welcoming hotels, B and Bs, lodges and campsites proffer famous island hospitality. A holiday on Islay can be laid back or active. Cycling, fi shing, horse riding, hill walking and 26


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