The Isle of Ulva is home to one of the most ancient settlements in the Western Isles. It is now a privately owned island but is open to visitors all year round. Access is via the ferry 2 miles from Killiemor.
Staffa and Fingal's Cave
Staffa is most famous for it's sea cave. Formed with the hexagonal rock (similar to the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland), the cave stretches 250 feet in to the rock and its roof is 70 feet above the sea. It was immortalised in music by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy in his overture "The Hebrides" and painted by Turner in 1832.
The other great attraction on the island is it colony of friendly Puffins although these are more prevalent on the Treshnish Isles.
You can visit Staffa, Fingal's cave and the Treshnish Isles from the ferry at Ulva daily. Please contact us in advance if you would like us to book this for you.
Wildlife - Eagles, Otters and deer - lots and lots of deer
Tobermory is the main town on the island is just 30 minutes drive from Killiemor. This traditional and picturesque fishing port is also home to one of Scotland's finest whisky distilleries.
The smallest of the Munro's and the only one not on the mainland, the foot of Ben More, and one of the more popular routes to the top, is only 7 miles away from Killiemor. You can even watch your friends climb the mountain from the comfort of the front lawn!
View of Ben More over Loch NA Keal from Killiemor
On a clear day the Isle of Skye, Ben Nevis and even Northern Ireland can be clearly seen from the summit.
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