Attractions

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. …
Village in Seil

Ellenabeich

On the west coast of Seil island is the pretty conservation village of Ellenabeich, with its whitewashed cottages. It was built to house workers at the local slate quarries, but the industry collapsed in 1881 when t…
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 a nature centre, far…
Castle in Oban

Dunollie Castle

A pleasant 1-mile stroll north 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 ruin…
Gallery in North Mull

Calgary Art in Nature

Run with enthusiasm and vision, this place just back from Calgary beach is an excellent art space, and also offers great self-catering accommodation. On-site silversmiths and wood sculptors ply their trade in their …
Gardens in Kerrera & Seil

Arduaine Garden

This lovely coastal garden cascades down a promontory looking west over Loch Melfort, Luing and other islands. Rhododendrons and azaleas provide plenty of colour. The garden is only staffed in summer months; put you…
Museum in Tobermory

Mull Museum

Mull Museum, which records the history of the island, is a good place to go on a rainy day. There are interesting exhibits on crofting, and on the Tobermory Galleon, a ship from the Spanish Armada that sank in Tober…
Workshop in South Mull

Ardalanish Weavers

Fleeces from the Hebridean sheep on this farm are woven into fine woollen products using venerable looms, which you can see at work in the old cowshed. Hot drinks and snacks are available at the shop, which sells we…
Distillery in Oban

Oban Distillery

This handsome distillery has been in operation 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) …