Our Local Area
The Isle of MullMull is a truly magical place. It has a dramatic coastline and a variety of scenery, ranging from the high basaltic plateau of the north, to the rounded granite hills of the "Ross of Mull", in the south-west. The "Ross of Mull" is unspoiled by roads. This makes it an ideal destination for birdwatching holidays and observing the unique Hebridean wildlife, which roam free in their natural environment. Explore the many "white sandy" coves and beaches on the "Ross" which are washed by the waters of the Gulf Stream. Visiting the neighbouring islands below will also be a highlight for your holiday on Mull.
The Isle of IonaIona is a sacred Isle, steeped in Christianity and history. This famous Inner Hebridean island, only 3 miles long by a mile and a half wide, is accessible from a passenger ferry which runs between Fionnphort and Iona and takes approx 5 minutes. It possesses a unique atmosphere. Sanctuary from the bustle of life can be found at the famous abbey, which is the ancient burial ground for the forty-eight Scottish Kings.
The Isle of StaffaStaffa - (meaning "Pillar Island"), can be reached by a short boat trip. It is one of the natural geological wonders of the world. Fingal's Cave is the most spectacular feature and was made famous by Mendelssohn's Music. Boat trips from Mull and Iona during summer season, weather permitting.
Visit our Links, Activities and Trips page for more information on boat trips to Staffa.
Geology and Monumental HistoryFor those interested in geology, the Ross of Mull and Iona offer a wonderful opportunity to examine the many varied formations including lewisian gneiss, moine schists, pink granite and layers of tertiary basalt.
Finally, last but not least, the local archaeology is outstanding with a wealth of standing stones, duns, forts, crannogs and deserted villages.