Mull is one of the most accessible Hebridean islands with the ferry journey from Oban taking just 50 minutes and a further two shorter ferry options on offer from Tobermory and Fishnish. For information on visiting the Isles of Mull & Iona, click on the destination website Visit Mull & Iona
Mull is the second largest island in the Hebrides, with many outstanding and contrasting landscape features which are home to a rich variety of wildlife, much of it rare and often seen at close quarters. The coastline is a mix of lovely beaches, dramatic cliffs and stunning sea lochs, while the interior is dominated by the Ben More mountain range, with many attractive forests, rivers and waterfalls.The large sea lochs of Loch na Keal and Loch Scridain encroach deep into the island while dotted off shore are the fascinating small islands of Gometra, Ulva, Staffa, the Treshnish Isles and Iona.
The only town on Mull is Tobermory in the north end of the island at the top of the Sound of Mull. It is very attractively situated around a natural harbour with a backdrop of forested hills to the brightly coloured buildings. The harbour teems with boats and often wildlife too, with dolphins frequently visiting. Tobermory is the main place for indoor attractions on Mull with a sealife aquarium, a museum, and outlets for local food, arts and crafts. It has a good range of pubs and eateries. From Achaban House, there is a superb scenic drive around the west coast to Tobermorny which takes around 2 hours.
Mull and Iona are rightly famous for their primary food produce - beef, lamb and pork from the hills and fields, the freshest of seafood from the seas and lochs and organic fruit and vegetables. Anyone with a love of seafood would be in their element with lobster, prawns, scallops, crab and mussels throughout the year. This bounty of produce has inspired many eateries from high end restaurants to seafood shacks to provide gourmet food. Read the Mull and Iona Food Trail here>
Mull is an island for those who love the outdoors. You can explore on your own or take one of several wildlife and walking tours and boat trips to get to the best around the island and out to sea.
Achaban House is located in Fionnphort on the Ross of Mull on the south west of the Island. The surrounding area has everything that is good about Mull from scenery and beaches to wildlife and food. There are boat trips from Fionnphort Pier and the ferry to Iona. It also has a geology which is unique to the area and gives it a character all of its own.