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Ross of Mull

===Introduction to South of Mull=== Phone code: +44 (0)1681

Mull's southernmost peninsula stretches west for 20 miles from the head of Loch Scridain as far as Iona. Most visitors use it merely as a route to Iona but, if you've got the time and the weather's good, there are a couple of interesting little detours along the way.

  • Local Sights & Activities for Ross of Mull


    The road ends at Fionnphort, the departure point for the small passenger-only ferry to Iona, just a mile across the Sound of Iona. The village is little more than a car park, a row of houses, a pub and a shop, but there are several inexpensive B&Bs for those arriving too late to make the crossing. Even if you're not staying, it's worth stopping off in the village to visit the Columba Centre, a museum which relates the saint's life story. Info - Mid-May to end-Sep Mon-Sat 1000-1800, Sun 1100-1800. Adult £2, children £1.

    A road runs south from Fionnphort a mile to a campsite at Fidden Farm, Tel. 700427. Further south is Knockvologan, opposite Erraid island, which is accessible at low tide. The island has literary connections, for it was here that Robert Louis Stevenson is believed to have written Kidnapped. Balfour Bay on the south of the island is named after the novel's hero who was shipwrecked here.


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