Boasting spectacular wildlife and scenery, a motorhome rental Scotland trip to the Isles of Mull and Iona should be on any outdoor lover’s bucket list.
Isle of Mull
Lonely Planet lists ‘going wild on Mull’ in its guide to ‘40 Amazing Experiences in Europe.’ It is the best place in the area to see White-tailed and Golden eagles. The Telegraph named Mull number four on its list of the 10 best places in Europe to spot whales! And it’s just a 45 minute ride from Oban, on the vehicle ferry, where it’s easy to park your motorhome rental Scotland for the crossing.
Driving across Mull in your motorhome rental Scotland is breath-taking, with a wild landscape of hills, lochs and waterfalls. Down the Ross of Mull are spectacular black basalt cliffs, pink granite crags and sugar sand beaches. Tour romantic 13th century Duart Castle, ancestral home of the Clan MacLean. The main settlement of Tobermory is a vibrant fishing village hugging the harbour. There are several local walks. The Mull Museum, the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust and the Marine Visitor Centre offer displays and interactive exhibits on the history, geology and wildlife of the island. Tobermory Distillery, established in 1798, it is one of the oldest commercial distilleries in Scotland. Tours are available, finishing with a wee dram, of course, and should be booked in advance for your motorhome rental Scotland adventure.
Isle of Iona
You’ll park your motorhome rental Scotland at Fionnphort for the five minute small ferry crossing to sacred Iona, long associated with St Columba. The cradle of Christianity in Scotland, Iona is a magical isle that has drawn pilgrims for centuries to pay homage, tour the abbey and graveyard, and view the fascinating collection of carved crosses and stones, which, along with reproductions of illuminated manuscripts, are thoughtfully displayed and interpreted throughout the church and the grounds. From the final resting place of kings of Scotland to its current reputation as a leader in fair trade and ecotourism, this tiny emerald island captures the hearts and spirits of those who make the journey.
Experience the Isles of Mull and Iona in a motorhome rental Scotland for a magical, memorable holiday experience!