Top Choice Historic Building in Iona

Iona Abbey

Iona's ancient but heavily reconstructed abbey is the spiritual heart of the island. The spectacular nave, dominated by Romanesque and early Gothic vaults and columns is a powerful space; a door on the left leads to…
Castle in Craignure & Around

Duart Castle

The ancestral seat of the Maclean clan enjoys a spectacular position on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Sound of Mull. Originally built in the 13th century, it was abandoned for 160 years before a 1912 restoration. …
Castle in Oban

Dunollie Castle

A pleasant 1-mile stroll along the coast road leads to Dunollie Castle, built by the MacDougalls of Lorn in the 13th century and unsuccessfully besieged for a year during the 1715 Jacobite rebellion. It’s ruined, bu…
Historic Building in Oban

McCaig’s Tower

Crowning the hill above town is this Colosseum-like Victorian folly, commissioned in 1890 by local worthy John Stuart McCaig, with the philanthropic intention of providing work for unemployed stonemasons. To reach i…
Distillery in Oban

Oban Distillery

This handsome distillery has been producing since 1794. The standard guided tour leaves regularly (worth booking) and includes a dram, a take-home glass and a taste straight from the cask. Specialist tours (£40) run…
Museum in Oban

War & Peace Museum

Military buffs will enjoy the little War & Peace Museum, which chronicles Oban’s role in WWII as a base for Catalina seaplanes and as a marshalling area for Atlantic convoys.
Gallery in North Mull

Glengorm Castle

A long, single-track road leads north for 4 miles from Tobermory to majestic Glengorm Castle, with views across the sea to Ardnamurchan, Rum and the Outer Hebrides. The castle outbuildings house an art gallery featu…
Distillery in Tobermory

Tobermory Distillery

This bijou distillery was established in 1798. It doesn't always open winter weekends; phone to check or book. There are two lines here, the standard Tobermory and the lightly peated Ledaig. The standard tour lets y…
Wildlife Exhibition in Tobermory

Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust

This has displays, videos and interactive exhibits on whale and dolphin biology and ecology, and is a great place for kids to learn about sea mammals. It also provides information about volunteering and reporting si…
Gallery in Tobermory

An Tobar Arts Centre

An art gallery and exhibition space in a former primary school with a good vegetarian-friendly cafe and top water views.