Oban is a peaceful waterfront town with sweeping views to Kerrera and Mull. It is busy in summer and can be crowded with holidaymakers, day-trippers and travellers headed for the islands. But the setting is still lovely. Just forty minutes from Oban by ferry, the Isle of Mull is by far the most accessible, but it is the wettest of the Hebrides and can appear bleak and unwelcoming. The scenery around Dervaig in the north and the indented west coast varies from the sandy beaches around Calgary to the cliffs of Loch na Keal.
Regardless of the weather, a tour of Scotland’s Iona and Mull offers the best one-day look at dramatic and historic Hebrides Island scenery.