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Self-catering holidays on the beautiful Isle of Mull

Fionnphort - The Ferry Shop for groceries, Post Office and hardware, The Keel Row, bar and restaurant, The Ninth Wave, fine dining
Bunessan - The Spar Shop for groceries and Post Office, Argyll Arms Hotel, bar and restaurant
Around the Ross
Walking around the area can be delightfully enhanced with the walking guides produced by the Ross of Mull Historical Centre, based in Bunessan. They give real insight into the land and its communities both past and present, guiding you to ruined villages, deserted granite quarries and miles of unspoilt coastline. Exhibitions and historical records at the Centre offer an excellent resource of information about the area.
Iona Abbey Fingals Cave White sands
From Fionnphort you can take the ferry to the holy Isle of Iona or a boat trip to Staffa to experience the spectacular Fingal's Cave and see the puffins and other seabirds. There are frequent sightings of dolphins, whales and basking sharks during the summer months. Sail and motorboat trips are available to explore the smaller islands and enjoy the coastlines frequented by seals. The Weaving Mill at Ardalanish Farm is well worth a visit and a walk along their farm trail with hilltop views to the islands of Colonsay, Jura and Islay.

Wildlife and birdwatching tours are a popular way to discover the haunts of eagles, buzzards, ravens, harriers and the habitats of red deer, wild goats and otters. Spend time exploring the numerous silver sandy beaches sprinkled around the coastline of the Ross. The clean, clear waters offer some exhilarating swimming.
Scoor Goats Mull and Iona Pipe Band Red Deer
There are regular community events such as the Uisken Games - a fun day for all the family raising funds for the RNLI - and the Bunessan Show, to name only two. Last but not least, don't miss the ceilidhs, concerts or dances at our local halls - you might just learn how to Strip the Willow or Boston Two-Step!
Around Mull
The landscapes of Mull are as diverse as they are beautiful - an island of mountains and moorland, lochs, waterfalls, forests and woodlands, crofts and farms. A tour around the west side takes you past the route to Ben Mor, our highest peak at 3,200 feet and worth the climb. There are breathtaking views from the road winding down the hillside to Gribun overlooking the isle of Inch Kenneth and past a signed walk to MacKinnon's Cave. Ulva Ferry offers boat trips to Lunga and the Treshnish Isles with the colonies of nesting seabirds and the road meanders on to Calgary with its unspoilt white sands, a restaurant, gallery and woodland walk. The picturesque village of Dervaig has more to offer including at the Old Byre Heritage Centre.
Ben More Boat at Ulva Seals on rocks
Tobermory, the largest habitation on Mull and renowned for its colourful harbourside houses, offers some excellent restaurants set looking out on to a bay teeming with fishing boats and yachts and, for the latest exhibitions and music with traditional themes, call in to An Tobar, the Arts Centre set in the old primary school.

The main road back through Salen and Craignure leads you to past the Victorian castle at Torosay with its glorious gardens, open the first Sunday in the summer months, then on to the historic castle of Duart, seat of the Clan MacLean. The many side roads take you to less populous places with scattered crofts and farms, giving you a real feel for lives of people who live and work here.
Sunset of Loch Scridan
Rosie & Nigel Burgess, Dail an Inbhire, Kintra, Isle of Mull, PA66 6BT Scotland, UK
Tel: 01681 700509