Things to do and see on the Isle of Mull from Seaview.....there is something for everyone......the complete Hebridean experience!
FIONNPHORT is the ideal location to be based to explore this beautiful, wild and rugged land and seascape; the Ross of Mull has so much to offer whatever your interest may be – bird and wild life, boat trips, photography, fauna and flora, fishing (sea and loch), geology, walking, hill climbing, MUNRO BAGGING, sailing, kayaking, exploring, ancestral history, religious history with Iona Abbey and other chapels and churches, beach combing and BBQ's, star gazing, fine dining, music, arts & theatre, or just pottering about and chillaxing…………the list is endless.
The magic of Mull is knowing that every day whatever you are doing and wherever you are, there are always little gems to discover and enjoy – from the changing light and colours to the changing tides and weather. To help you fully appreciate and enjoy your time with us on Mull, we have listed a handful of trips, places and names of folk on the Ross of Mull and beyond who have services to offer you: PLACES TO EAT BOAT TRIPS AND LAND TOURS WILDLIFE TOURS HISTORIC AND INTERESTING PLACES TO VISIT WALKING ON MULL
On your arrival we are happy to help you make the most of our time here with recommendations and suggestions, as well arrange any of the boat trips or excursions that you may wish to make along with table reservations at any of the island's restaurants - please just ask.
WALKING ON MULL-
Spectacular scenery- social history- abundant wildlife, powder white beaches, castles, churches and forts, and gigantic geology, Mull and Iona has got it all The Ross of Mull and her neighbouring islands have some fabulous rugged coastal walking, and many of them can be found on our Walking page found on our home page . Many of the walks include the
many splendid powder white beaches of The Ross of Mull and Iona, have a look at our Beaches, to see these great beaches- a beach combers paradise for walks
IONA ABBEY, NUNNERY,ST COLUMBA S BAY, MARBLE QUARRY
For further information about the sacred isle of IONA and her historic Abbey please go to our Iona and walks section of this website for detailed information. The ferry leaves Fionnphort pier, just two minute's walk from Seaview Bed and breakfast on a regular timetable throughout the year.
Iona Community: The Iona Community is a dispersed Christian ecumenical community working for peace and social justice, rebuilding of community and the renewal of worship.
Iona Heritage Centre: The Old Thomas Telford Church Manse
Don't dash past this lovely building on your way to the Abbey, drop by for half an hour and discover more about the island. Iona Heritage Centre is located in a former manse in Baile Mor on the Isle of Iona (Argyll & Bute). Opened in 1990, the Centre provides a wealth of information about the secular history of the island with fascinating displays illustrating the islanders' lives over the last 200 years. The social and natural history of the island are revealed, with displays on the geology, fauna and flora of the area, art & celtic art, crofting, fishing, historical events and notable visitors. The manse is a substantial building, with two wings. It was built in 1828 with Iona Parish Church, one of thirty-two Parliamentary churches built across the Highlands and Islands to a design by engineer Thomas Telford (1757 - 1834). A Tea Room offers light snacks and refreshments throughout the day. Open 10.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. Monday-Saturday through the summer months. Admission charges apply; discounts for senior citizens, students, groups, under 12’s free. The Heritage Tearoom is also part of the centre, serving home made soup, freshly filed rolls, home baking, teas & coffees. Open Monday-Friday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
,Dining on Iona
There are places to eat on Iona also but as the last ferry back from Iona leaves at 6.30 pm you are limited to eating there during the day and late afternoon.
Café, restaurant and bar ideally situated at the pier on Iona. A self service cafe is available during the day serving home made baking, soups and sandwiches along with other hot snacks and drinks. On a sunny day make the most of the picnic benches out on the south facing patio. An extensive bistro/bar menu is available from 6pm. We have eaten here on many occasions over the years and can recommend the food, drink and the craic.
Address: Top of the Pier Isle of Iona PA76 6SP
Specialising in organic, free range and locally sourced foods, the Argyll Hotel offers the best of culinary treats, changing daily specials, and a menu that caters for the vegan through to the rampant carnivore! Booking advised.We love visiting the Argyll during the summer months especially for their cream teas - bag a bench on the front lawn, order a cream tea (home baked scones and delicious apricot preserve, mmmmmmmm) and watch the dolphins cavorting in the Sound as the ferry shuttles backwards and forward. An idyllic piece of heaven.
Address: Argyll Hotel, Isle of Iona, PA76 6SJ
Simple Scottish food cooked with care and attention and brought to you with friendly and attentive service. Everything is cooked from scratch, our suppliers are as local as we can find them and we make use of organic ingredients wherever possible. Special diets catered for with notice. All baking done in house. Come and enjoy! We have enjoyed lunches here over the years and have always enjoyed their tasty and delicious offerings - the garden offers a very pleasant and peaceful outlook over the sound to Fionnphort on sunny dry days.
Address: St Columba Hotel, Isle of Iona, PA76 6SL
The Heritage Tearoom is part of the Iona Heritage Centre in the Old Manse and can be found on the walk up from the Nunnery towards Abbey next to Iona Parish Church. Open 11am – 4pm Monday – Saturday, serving home made soup, freshly filled rolls, home baking, teas, coffees etc: Also tables in the garden. Worth a visit and lovely home cooked food in a peaceful setting.