Situated close to Mull’s easternmost point, Craignure is a small village and the main ferry port from the mainland.
Craignure is the main ferry terminal for the Isle of Mull from where ferries, operated by CalMac, run every two hours between Craignure and Oban during the summer.
The first landmark that comes into view on the ferry journey over from Oban is the dramatic Duart Castle. The 13th century ancestral home of the Clan MacLean stands magnificently on its outcrop of rock near the very easternmost tip of Mull. Inside the castle explore the dungeons and state rooms or venture out and marvel at the views from the battlements.
Heading south from Craignure, the road will take you towards Loch Spelve. As you leave the coast you will cut through dramatic landscape towards the Ross of Mull, the village of Fionnphort and the ferry to the Isle of Iona. Make sure you keep your binoculars handy as you try and spot the mighty white-tailed sea eagle on your travels. As the largest bird of prey in Britain, their wingspan can reach an incredible 8 feet and the Isle of Mull is one of the best places to spot them.
The Ross of Mull on the southern coast with its wild sea cliffs offers spectacular wilderness walks featuring breathtaking sea stacks and arches. Or why not follow the footsteps of David Balfour, the hero of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Kidnapped, as he makes his escape from Erraid, an island only reachable on foot at low tide.
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