See Local, Use Local
We want you to have an enjoyable stay with us and we’ve put together some ideas on what to do on the Ross of Mull and Iona. Everything suggested here is offered by a local resident so that you can feel confident that you are supporting the economy of Mull and Iona.
Most people will want to start with a trip to Iona or to Staffa…
The ferry runs frequently throughout the summer months and a visit to the Iona Abbey with its fantastic museum is always a pleasure – no matter how often you go.
Or, take a relaxing boat trip to Staffa and the Tresnish Islands to see the puffins, or simply enjoy our stunning scenery viewing the coastline from the deck of the Birthe Marie – all available from the Fionnphort pier.
Or take a wildlife tour of the Ross of Mull so our local experts can share their knowledge of on hares, otters, deer, hawks and eagles. Or sit in a hide watching for the latest Sea Eagle chick.
Or take a guided walk of Iona or indulge in some yoga with our local teacher Zoe.
Or hire an electric bike, or canter a highland pony along an old drove road, or simply let someone else take the strain by using the public bus service to get to and from Tobermory – handy if you fancy “a wee dram” rather than “a nip” at the whiskey distillery.
Or visit castles, abbeys and old settlements – see how life on Mull really was before, during and after the Clearances. The Ross of Mull Historical Centre at Bunessan, Iona Heritage Centre or the Mull Museum at Tobermory can help you trace local ancestors too. Duart Castle is a little further afield but can be easily reached by car or bus.
We are very happy to help you book or plan your day out including any guided tours or visits that you wish to do. Please just ask and we will do what we can to help you.
Get off the beaten track
There is a special pack of walks on Iona and the Ross of Mull which can help you explore some beautiful beaches and old settlements which a car won’t reach. Take one of our packed lunches and soak up the atmosphere away from the bustle of the main areas of Iona and Fionnphort.