View of Iona from the dining room

Holiday Cottage - Fionnphort, Mull

 

Activities in Fionnphort and the Isle of Mull

There are plenty of activities near Fionnphort and across the Isle of Mull to suit every taste and type of holiday.

Discover Iona using the frequent ferry service from Fionnphort. Iona has a rich history, including St Columba and the Abbey, and provides excellent wildlife walks with spectacular views of the Inner Hebrides.

Boat Trips

During the high season there are frequent trips from Fionnphort, to Staffa with its unique volcanic rock formation and Fingal's Cave. Here's an article with videos: http://markspeed.co.uk/isle-of-staffa-and-fingals-cave/ There are also whale-watching trips. Services from Fionnphort are below:

Staffa, Treshnish: www.staffatrips.co.uk (our favourite - great commentary) 01681 700358. Mobile: 0759 10 60 267. Email: iolaire@staffatrips.co.uk
Staffa, Treshnish: www.staffatours.com
Staffa, Whale-watching, sea angling: www.volanteiona.com

Castles

Open from Easter to September, Torosay Castle and Duart Castle are great days out for all the family. Torosay is Victorian, having been completed in 1858, whilst Duart has been a proper, functioning castle since at least 1350. Duart Castle has featured in movies such as When Eight Bells Toll (1971) and Entrapment (1999), as well as cult TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Both castles are on the east side of Mull, just south of Craignure - you will pass them both after coming off the ferry.

Beaches

Apart from the beach at Fionnphort itself, there are the famous white beaches stretching to the south of Fionnphort past Fidden (pronounced 'Fidgen') and Erraid.

Golf

There is a small golf course on Iona, another at Craignure and one above Tobermory.

Pony-Trekking

There is pony-trekking at the Killiechronan Estate, including a Saturday kids' club www.mullponytrekking.co.uk

Other Outdoor Activities

In addition to the above, there is excellent hiking, hill-walking, rock-climbing, bird-watching, wind-surfing, scuba-diving canoe-ing, bird-watching and wildlife observation. Ben More ('Great Mountain' in Gaelic) is a proper Munro. At 966m (3,169ft) it is ranked 7th highest in the British Isles in terms of relative height.

Theatre

There is a theatre in Tobermory. More details and booking:
www.mulltheatre.com
Tel: 01688 302673

Local History

Explore the interesting local history, including the Columba Centre in Fionnphort.

One last word of advice...

Just make sure you're not so busy that you don't miss the stunning beauty of the surrounding area itself!

 Dungrianach

'House on the sunny hill'  (Gaelic)

Dungrianach

View from dining room