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Full Day Isle of Lismore Tour
At only 9 square miles, this wee island is the perfect antidote to civilisation. Starting with the one hour ferry ride from Oban, this day on Lismore will astonish you with ancient castle ruins, prehistoric brochs and a once mighty religious community- not to mention it's charming rural feeling, sweeping sea views and amazing wildlife. SUBJECT TO SEASONAL AVAILABILITY.
St Moloug's Cathedral
As important, yet not as well known, as Iona Abbey, this site was a bustling and important religious community from the 6th century, said to be founded by Saint Moluag, the patron saint of Argyll, who according to legend beat out St Columba for the right to build a church on the wee island.
Overlooking the Atlantic this 13th century ruin evokes stories of powerful Scottish clans and Viking warlords, along with a ghost story or two. Enjoy a dram from the top for one of the most memorable views of your life. Several hundred yards walk over uneven terrain is required to visit the castle.
Tirefour Castle Iron Age Broch
One of the best preserved Iron age monuments in Argyll, this broch stands on the highest point of a rocky ridge and commands an extensive view in all directions. Several hundred yards walk over uneven terrain is required to visit the broch.
Gaelic Heritage Centre
Learn about life through the ages on the island, from families of weavers to pipers, as well as the abundant wildlife that you will see on your day. Enjoy the best scones on the west coast too!