Mull and Iona a truly magical place to relax and unwind. Mull the ancient Malios of Ptolemy is the third largest of the Hebridean Islands. In total we have 225,000 acres, some say its about 24 miles from north to south and 26 miles from east to west and at one point only 2 miles, and with 300 miles of coast line and only about 140 miles of roads you can see that there is a lot of coast line unspoilt and quiet to explore.
If you are lucky enough to visit Mull and Iona a few things you will need. 1 a camera to take photos of all the special moment you will have here 2 a good pair of binoculars and 3 a good map of Mull and Iona with all the walks and tracks, so you can get off the road and in to the heart of Mull to see it at its best. If you are unsure or don’t want to go it alone you can book a guided walking tour with http://www.mullmagic.com
Don’t worry if you are not a walker there are plenty of photo opportunities from the side of the road. With a spectacular view around every corner and plenty of wild life waiting to have its photo taken.
Central Mull where we are based is a spectacular region of high jutting mountains and deep glens associated with the volcanic centre at the head of loch Ba. Ben More being the larges at over 3.000ft.Gribun on the south side of loch na Keal, is a specially interesting area for any geologists out there because along the shore and exposed in the lower cliffs there are outcrops of sedimentary rocks some of them have fossils. This unusual formation was exposed through some uplift in the coastal zone during volcanic action.
Iona off the bottom of Mull and reached by a small ferry from Fionnphort is some 3 miles long and 1.5 miles wide and 332ft at its highest is well worth a visit while on Mull. Iona the island of St Columba and the Iona Abby has a long history and plenty of traditions.
Both Mull and Iona have plenty to see and do, from ruined castles like Aros Castle, overlooking Aros bay near Salen to Glengorm Castle, a Private residence and B & B 5 miles from Tobermory. The Islands of Ulva or Staffa can be got to by small boats and tour guides and local ferry’s . We have Trout and Salmon fishing, sea angling, Golf, Pony trekking, Bird Watching, Clay pigeon shoots, Yachting, Walking, and many more. The tourist information centre can help on 01680 812377. If you have liked what you have read and would like to visit mull please check out www.hartofmull.co.uk or our availability page https://hartofmull.co.uk/availability-for-self-catering-on-the-isle-of-mull-2014/ More information can be found in the tour guide by P.A. Macnab Mull and Iona the perfect tour guide for visiting Mull and Iona.