SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES FOR OUR GUESTS
ISLANDS TO VISIT
Isle of Iona
In 563AD St. Columba sailed from Ireland and landed here. He established a monastery and from there took Christianity throughout Scotland. It is the site of the Iona Abbey, nunnery ruins and burial place of ancient Scottish kings. Historic Scotland conduct continuous daily tours during the season. We recommend spending an entire day here, as there is so much to see and experience. The ferry leaves from Fionnphort and takes only 10-15 minutes.
Isle of Erraid
Erraid is a tidal island reached by walking across a sandbar from Knockvologan at low tide. It was
the childhood home of Robert Louis Stevenson and the setting for his book, Kidnapped.
Isle of Staffa
This amazing island with Fingal’s cave is reached from both Iona and Fionnphort in a 45 minute sea journey aboard the MV Iolaire. Bookings are made by calling 700358. Staffa is built of basalt columns that formed from a molten lava flow over 60 million years ago and is home to friendly puffins and a variety of other seabirds. The National Trust for Scotland is caretaker.
Isle of Ulva
This quirky little place is well worth a visit. Have lunch at the tearoom and take the lovely walks signposted around the island. Then visit the original black house converted into a museum located next to the tearoom.
BEACHES ON THE ROSS OF MULL
Beautiful white sand beaches are found all around the Isle of Mull. These three are in the vicinity of the Lodge. They are great places for a picnic and fun for children.
HILL AND SHORE WALKING
Mull is a walker’s paradise. We provide excellent maps and booklets for those interested in all kinds of walks on the island. Most dramatic are the Carsaig Arches and Ben More.
PLACES TO VISIT
Ardalanish Organic Farm and Weaving Centre
Situated on a stunning spot high above the seashore, the weaving centre sells fashions from fabric made on a 19th century loom from Hebridean wool.
Ross of Mull Historical Centre
Located in Bunessan this is a must for history buffs providing genealogy research as well as photographic, oral and documentary archives.
Sea Eagle Viewing Hide
See eagles on the nest on this ranger led trip. Reservations are essential. Call (01680) 812556 to book.
At the top of the island a stroll down the colourful harbour makes the one and a half hour drive worthwhile. Take the scenic route to Salen and drive along the rugged shore of Loch Na Keal and the dramatic Gribun Rocks. Tobermory has good selection of shops and restaurants.
Built in 1200 this is the home of the worldwide chief of Clan Maclean. Throughout the season there are activities here for all the family.
Wild About Mull Wildlife Tours
This is a wildlife tour of the Ross of Mull (southwest peninsula) led by an experienced guide. To book call 704229. There are other wildlife tours elsewhere on the island that are listed on the HolidayMull website, . Mull is known the premier location for viewing wildlife in the UK.
See minke whales, Orca, dolphins, sharks, seals and sea birds on the boat trips sponsored by Sea Life Surveys. To book go to
Photographic tours and workshops
Throughout the year local professional photographers provide tours and workshops here on the Isle of Mull.
The Tobermory Arts Centre is the only publically funded, multidisciplinary arts centre in Argyll. It is a vibrant centre for visual arts, craft and music promoting innovative and creative work at the heart of our island community. It also has a café and a gift shop.
Calgary Art in Nature
This venue was created to site pieces of sculpture within the woodland at Calgary that will provoke & enlighten a general awareness of art in nature.
An acclaimed professional theatre company presents a range of drama, comedy, children’s theatre and dance during the year. Schedule will be available online at
These colourful and exciting games take place in Tobermory where there are piping contests, marching pipe bands, Highland dancing competitions and a range of athletic events unique to the Highlands. In 2013 the games will be held on 18 July.
The agricultural shows are a great day out for the entire family. Here the best sheep in their category are selected, horse and dog shows award their prizes and arts and crafts are judged, Highland bands entertain and there are many other competitions. Good food is available, demonstrations of various skills are given and a ceilidh is held after the show.
In 2013 the show in Bunessan will be 2 August and in Salen on 8 August.
Mendelssohn on Mull
2013 is the 25th anniversary of the annual week of chamber music brought to the Isle of Mull by young professional musicians. These concerts are held in various venues around the island such as Creich Church, Duart Castle and Iona Abbey during the week of 1-6 July.
These are just a few of the activities available to you during your stay at the Ardfenaig Lodge. Notices on the message boards at the Spar in Bunessan and the Ferry Shop in Fionnphort announce other events such as ceilidhs, community cafes, concerts and art, craft and producer markets. We will also provide a list of events taking place on the Ross of Mull during your stay.