Immerse yourself in Mull and Iona

Mull has it all: towering peaks, ancient castles, sparkling sands and rich cultural life. It also has Tobermory, easily the most attractive fishing port on the west coast of Scotland. Don’t miss Duart Castle, the 13-century fortress perched on a rocky outcrop, or the white-tailed eagles at Loch Frisa. 

Another highlight is the Isle of Staffa which lies five miles southwest of Mull. Impossibly dramatic and romantic, this uninhabited island-inspired Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture. You can also take boat trips from Mull. Enjoy spectacular views from the sea, visit neighbouring islands and get up close and personal with a host of wildlife.

Dreamy Iona sits less than a mile off the southwestern-most tip of Mull. This tiny island, a cradle of Christianity in Great Britain, is a place of pilgrimage for many. Visit the ruins of the medieval Iona Abbey, established by St Columba when he arrived here from Ireland in his coracle in 563, is utterly absorbing. You can easily explore the rest of the island on foot, including the stunning sandy bays at its northern tip. As you explore, you'll discover Iona's wonderful flora and fauna. Soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the views. 

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Mull & Iona Food Trail

The idea behind the Mull and Iona Food Trail, launched in 2015, is gloriously simple; a map and trail that helps you ‘eat your way round the islands with us’. As well as Mull and Iona those islands include Ulva, Gometra and Erraid, with the mainland Morvern Peninsula making a cameo too.

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Getting Here

Travel by car, bus or train to Oban and then ferry from the CalMac ferry terminal.

For the sailor, there is nothing to beat sailing from the Clyde, through the Kyles of Bute
then through the Crinan Canal, along the west coast via Oban then the Sound of Mull and into Tobermory Harbour.