The scenic Ross is about 17 miles long and with its spectacular, rugged coastline, secluded, sandy beaches and unique geology, is a peaceful, beautiful part of the island to explore.
A holiday on the Ross of Mull offers stunning, wild landscapes, with beautiful beaches, good walks and wildlife.
It’s the place to stay if you want to:
- walk on Mull – including the dramatic coastline at Carsaig and the impressive Carsaig Arches
- enjoy its incredible wildlife and landscape
- make a pilgrimage to the sacred Isle of Iona
- visit Fingal’s Cave or the puffins on Staffa
- take a boat trip to Lunga and the Treshnish Isles
- explore deserted townships
- sail the coastline or charter a boat
- simply relax, picnic and beachcomb
You can also climb and boulder on the Ross of Mull – at Ardtun, Fionnphort, Fidden and Scoor.
The main villages on the Ross of Mull are:
• Pennyghael – a small general store
• Bunessan – a general store and post office, gift shop, bistro, hotel
• Fionnphort –The Ferry Shop, Keel Row pub and restaurant, and award-winning Ninth Wave restaurant
Many areas of Mull were cleared of people during the Highland Clearances and the Ross has many deserted townships, including Suidhe, Shiaba and Tireragan. The Ross of Mull Historical Centre in Bunessan keeps the history and culture of the Ross alive and helps people wanting to trace their ancestors.
The Ross of Mull is well known for its distinctive and highly-prized red granite, quarried at Tormore in Fionnphort. Exported across the world as far as New Zealand, it has been used to build lighthouses such as Skerryvore and Ardnamurchan, the Albert Memorial (for Queen Victoria’s consort) in Hyde Park as well as Blackfriars, Westminster and Holborn Viaduct bridges in London and the New York docks.
Nearby Erraid was the setting for Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel Kidnapped.