Exploring Mull & Iona
Pennyghael Estate's holiday houses are the perfect base for exploring every corner of the isle of Mull
Travel west for day's out to the stunning islands of Iona, Staffa and beyond. Take a scenic road trip around Mull's wild north west coast. Visit Tobermory with its brightly painted houses, independent shops, cafes and restaurants serving local produce from land and sea. Sense the island's history with a visit to the castles and standing stones in the south and east of the island.
A short ferry ride from Fionnphort takes you to the beautiful isle of Iona. Spend a perfect day out wandering around the island taking in the restored Abbey and graveyard to kings before exploring the long sandy beaches at the north of the island.
A boat trip to land on the isle of Staffa is a must: Fingal's Cave with its hexagonal basalt columns and deep echoes, a summer colony of puffins and other sea birds plus the chance to spot porpoise, dolphins and minke whales from the boat. Tours leave from Fionnphort, Iona and Ulva Ferry.
Brightly painted shops, cafés and seafood restaurants surround the bustling harbour full of fishing boats and yachts. Highlights include Tobermory Distillery, Mull Aquarium and the coastal walk to the Rubha nan Gall lighthouse.
A beautiful sandy beach sits below Calgary Art in Nature - a sculpture-filled woodland, gallery and café. The drive from Pennyghael to Calgary takes in stunning scenery, far-reaching sea views and the chance to spot wildlife at every turn.
The ancient seat of Clan Maclean. Take a tour of the renovated 14th century keep with its cliff top position looking out over the sea. Clan exhibition, café and castle grounds.
Lochbuie Standing Stones & Moy Castle
It is well worth a trip to the shores of Lochbuie with its Bronze Age standing stone circle, ruined 15th century castle, west facing Laggan Sands and Old Post Office café.
Wildlife cruises leave from Tobermory or Ulva Ferry and cross to Lunga, the largest of the Treshnish Islands. Walk across the island to enjoy up-close views of the large puffin colony as well as guillemot, razorbill, fulmar and more.
Mull Eagle Watch
Mull Eagle Watch offer ranger-guided visits to view Britain’s largest and most impressive bird of prey, the white-tailed eagle. Successfully re-introduced on Mull in 1985, these magnificent birds of prey have a wingspan of over 2 metres.