From Oban, visitors can take a ferry ride to Lismore Island, situated in the middle of Loch Linnhe. Lismore is one of the Inner Hebrides and its name in Gaelic means ‘big garden’ and this perfectly sums up Lismore with its beautiful greenery and rich fertile soil. Its peaceful, laidback nature makes Lismore the ideal spot for some wild camping.
Alternatively, if you want to visit Lismore for a day trip, there are several must-see attractions such as Ionad Naomh Moluag which is the Lismore Gaelic Heritage Centre. Here you can learn more about island life from the volunteers that run the museum. On the island, there is also Saint Moluag’s Cathedral which still has elements of the mediaeval monastery in its architecture.
While walking across the island, you can find the ruins of Castle Coeffin which was once a Viking fortress and later a 13th-century castle. There are also the ruins of Achanduin Castle which is a 13th-century fortress. There are plenty of walking trails and routes that can take you across the island and many start and end at the ferry point for easy access. What’s more, many will go past the Post Office where you can purchase snacks and drinks and Liosbeag Café which is the perfect place for a refreshment and pit stop.