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…
Village in Seil


On the west coast of the 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 th…
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…
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…
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 …
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 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…
Beach in North Mull

Calgary Beach

Mull’s best (and busiest) silver-sand beach, flanked by cliffs and with views out to Coll and Tiree, is about 12 miles west of Tobermory. And yes – this is the place from which Canada's more famous Calgary takes its…
Viewpoint in Oban

Pulpit Hill

An excellent viewpoint to the south of Oban Bay; the footpath to the summit starts by Maridon B&B on Dunuaran Rd.