Journey across the waters to reach Mull, the largest of the Inner Hebridean isles. Discover the dungeons and state rooms of Duart Castle, which stands proudly on a crag within view of several other castles including Dunstaffnage and Dunollie.
Mull is the largest of the islands of Argyll and the third largest in Scotland. It has a rich cultural heritage and some of the most stunning land and seascapes to be found. The island’s main town, Tobermory, is famed for the cheerful colours of its waterfront buildings and the yachts bobbing in the natural harbour. Follow the coastline to Tobermory where the distinctive colourful houses add a real charm. Used in the popular children’s television series Balamory, this is a fantastic place to visit with the whole family.
The Isle of Iona is a small island off the west tip of Mull complete with white sandy beaches, a golf course and a very rich history. Home to a number of Celtic crosses and a restored medieval abbey, it is believed to be where St Columba first arrived to spread Christianity across Scotland, and is still a place of pilgrimage to this day.
The Isle of Tiree lends itself to surfing, thanks to its flat landscape, sweeping beaches and windy nature. It’s neighbour Coll is a haven for wildlife, where walkers and golfers should keep an eye out for white-tailed eagles, basking sharks, dolphins and puffins.
To the north of Iona and west of Mull lies the uninhabited island of Staffa, a National Nature Reserve and popular spot for breeding puffins. The island is also of interest due to its hexagonal basalt rock formations and Fingal’s Cave, the cavernous sea cave which provided the inspiration for Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture.