Isle of Mull Excursions

Group activities and excursions can be arranged through Ardachy House with qualified and experiences instructors for any of the following..

Boat Trips  

Boat Trips & Ferry to Iona

From Fionnphort (only a 10 minute drive from Ardachy House) take a boat to Staffa and Fingalls Cave where the basalt columns are breath-taking.

Also from Fionnphort, get the ferry to Iona where the Abbey is so uniquely positioned. It was a centre of Irish monasticism for four centuries and is today renowned for its tranquility and natural beauty.

On a rough day, cross Iona and enjoy the Spouting Cave in all its magnificence!
     
castles on the Isle of Mull  

Castles

Duart Castle, built in 1350, stands on the cliff top guarding the Sand of Mull and is the ancestral home of the Clan Maclean.

Moy Castle was built 1450 and is in the southern part of the island.

Glengorm Castle was built in 1860 and has stunning views out to the Outer Hebrides and Islands of Canna and Rum.

There are also three other castles; Dun Ara Castle, Aros Castle, Torosay Castle.

     
Geological Walks  

Geological Walks

There is also the MacCulloch’s Fossil Tree which is preserved in the Basalt Cliffs that is must-see for any geology enthusiasts as it is at least 50 million years old.

However, it is situated in an extremely remote place and the walk to it is challenging and can take between five and seven hours.

On your way to Langamull Beach you can take a detour to Kildavie, which was once a settlement and is now the site of an archaeological dig.
     
Carsaig Arches Isle of Mull  

Coastal Walks

There are many hidden beaches and bays that are definitely worth a visit, many of which will be completely deserted when you arrive.

Right on your doorstep at Ardachy will be Ardalanish Bay which is a stunning white shell-sand bay. Head east of Ardachy towards the famous Carsaig Arches, or west towards the tidal island of Erraid.

Knockvologan is also a must-see as it is home to the remains of a lifeboat swept to shore in 1940 from a luxury cruise ship turned prisoner ship, Arandora Star.

     
Standing Stones on Mull  

Standing Stones

The Standing Stones on the Isle of Mull, believed to have been built by Bronze Age inhabitants, are different to other places as they are often seen to have been arranged in rows of between three to five stones.

Some of the most popular sites are Maol Mor, Kilmore (Cnoc Fada) and Quinish. There is also the Lochbuie Stone Circle which is situated near the shores of Loch Buie and is still very well preserved.

 

     
John Clare  

Evening Walks with John Clare

John Clare is the ultimate knowledge of Mull’s breathtaking environment. He is an ecologist, a photographer, a writer and an artist who lives and works on the Isle of Mull.

John runs a wildlife consultancy and often leads walks around Mull’s countryside and also extremely interesting and knowledgeable talks.

It is necessary to book this unique experience well in advance to avoid disappointment. Visit www.johnclaremull.com for more information.

     
Weavers on Mull  

Isle of Mull Weavers

Visit Ardalanish Oraganic Farm, just down the road from Ardachy House, where they rear native Kyloe Highland cattle and Hebridean sheep.
The wool from the sheep is used for weaving their distinctive and unique tweeds, as well as scarves, shawls, wraps, throws and blankets.

Ardalanish Farm is open every day during the summer and on weekdays during the winter months.

Visit www.ardalanish.com for more information



For more information about any of the activities, please call: 01681 700505

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