Visiting this UN heritage site was interesting and we were glad we went early as the crowds got bigger later in the day. The tide was out so some people walked to the island from distant shores. We parked onshore and took a shuttle to the island. The main feature of which is the Abbey which was begun in the 10th century and subsequently added to over the centuries, It is no longer used by the church but instead is a tourist attraction. You have to climb up to it through a small village full of tourist shops and restaurants. The views are magnificent and we were early enough to be able to enter some rooms entirely by ourselves and experience the space in solitude for a few minutes.