Discover the Isle of Mull - and over to Iona.
The lovely island of Mull might be bigger than you’d expect - or maybe it’s best enjoyed at a leisurely pace. It’s a classic Scottish Hebridean island experience. Tobermory is its main centre - a very pleasant and colourful little town curving round its bay, with shops to browse and restaurants to choose all along the waterfront. (And it’s got a distillery.)
The unspoilt landscapes of Mull are pretty special - wild coastlines, mossy woods, quiet beaches, soaring cliffs overlooking sea-lochs and wild places where sea-eagles soar. (Eagles are definitely a Mull speciality. Duart Castle is a popular excursion, and is the seat of the Clan MacLean - there’s a great view of it from the Oban-Craignure ferry!
An excursion to Iona
Just one Mull must-see is the trip to the tiny island of Iona, Cradle of Christianity in Scotland. It’s a popular excursion and with good reason: the sense of peace is palpable, the little white beaches simply beautiful - small wonder the art group known as the Scottish Colourists were drawn to Iona for its ambience and colours of sea and sky