- The Ross
A visit to the Ross of Mull is not complete without a day trip to the magical isle of Iona. Accommodation on Iona is limited so stay on the Ross of Mull and get the best of both worlds. The Ross of Mull Bunkrooms is ideally located for the 10-minute ferry crossing from Fionnphort Pier, less than a mile from the Bunkrooms. Crossing the Sound of Iona is one of the most scenic in the Hebrides with clear turquoise blue waters, white shell-sand beaches and the pink granite outcrops for which the Ross of Mull is so famous.
Iona is famous as a religious pilgrimage and the Abbey and other historic monuments are an essential visit. The island, although tiny, is an unspoiled natural paradise with wonderful beaches, dramatic rocky coastlines, fascinating geology, wild flower meadows and rare wildlife on land, sea and air.
Visitors' cars are not allowed on the island but there are many walks to suit all levels of fitness and time available. Have a look at the Walk Highlands website provides a summary of walking on Iona on the south of the island and another for walks around Iona Abbey, Dun I and the north end. .
Take a packed lunch with you or take advantage of the good choice of food and drink to be had on Iona at the Argyll Hotel, the Columba Hotel, Martyrs Bay Restaurant and the Heritage Centre
If you need any information about a trip to Iona, just ask, we are happy to provide all the advice you need.