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The island of Iona is widely held to be haunted by the ancient Kings of Scotland who are buried on Iona, the Vikings who on several occasions attacked the island, and the monks who fell victim to these attacks.

Martyr’s Bay Beech is one such haunted site on Iona. In 806 AD 68 monks were bumped off by Viking raiders after they refused to flee their holy island.

One of the most impressive structures on Iona is the Abbey, which has been added to and repaired over the years and is still a popular place of worship today. Many Scottish kings, such as King Malcolm, King Kenneth and even the famous Macbeth are buried in the graveyard that adjoins. Some say the ghosts of these famous Kings can be seen in the vicinity of the Abbey.