01496 area code


The 01496 area code is for the islands of Islay and Jura in the Inner Hebrides.

Locations using 01496 numbers include:

  • Bowmore
  • Port Askaig
  • Port Charlotte
  • Port Ellen
  • Portnahaven

Most numbers using the 01496 area code are normal Islay landlines but be aware that, as is the case for all UK area codes, such numbers may also be used for services without any physical link to the area. (More info)

01496 area code information

Area code:01496
Council area:Argyll and Bute
Call costs:Normal landline rate
Area code required for local calls:No
Local number length:6 digits
Number format:01496 xxxxxx
International number format:+44 1496 xxxxxx
Number shortages predicted:No
Last code change:April 1995 (previously 0496)
Islay 01496 area code