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Ferry trip to Mull

Ferry to Mull Photo, Oban, Scotland

An excellent day trip is taking the ferry from Oban across the picturesque waterway to the Island of Mull. A forty minute trip, you can take your car, take a coach trip, or go as a foot passenger. We had our two dogs, so we sat on the deck on the outward journey.

The capital of Mull is Tobermoray, which is on the north of the island, and here you can get a good meal in one of the eateries, or get a good drink in one of the pubs. There are a couple of hotels, a few bakeries, and a youth hostel (YHA). Tobermoray is renowned for its multi-colored harborfront houses, which are really quaint and pretty with a working harbor as a natural backdrop.

On the far side of the island you can go by small boat to the Island of Iona. Iona is a small, fertile, crofting island, currently inhabited by around 130 people, with white sandy beaches. The island of Iona, three miles long and one mile wide, sits on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, built over the site of Columba's early Celtic school, established in around 546 AD.

Another trip is a drive along the west coast up to Inverness, and drive back through Glen Coe with its rugged natural beauty.

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