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Taking Car on Ferry or not

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Taking Car on Ferry or not

We are planning to travel to Scotland and want to go to the Isle of Mull to see Duart Castle. Should we take a car or can we simply hire someone to take us to Duart?

Thanks

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1. Re: Taking Car on Ferry or not

For the flexibility the car offers I would take it.

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2. Re: Taking Car on Ferry or not

If you have a rental car at your disposal then take it. Why pay for the car, leave it at Oban(?), then pay again for someone else to drive you around.

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3. Re: Taking Car on Ferry or not

Good point! Just wasn't certain what else we wanted to see on Mull...will be staying in Oban 2 nights....thanks!

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4. Re: Taking Car on Ferry or not

You should certainly visit Iona.

http://www.isle-of-iona.net/

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5. Re: Taking Car on Ferry or not

If you *only* want to see Duart Castle, there is (usually) a shuttle bus from the pier to the Castle. Details have not yet been announced for the upcoming season.

However, it would be a crying a shame to go to Mull and only go to Duart Castle, so take the car and explore a bit.

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6. Re: Taking Car on Ferry or not

I agree after a bit of research - am booked on ferry ...what after Duart Castle should we plan to see? Thanks so much for your help....

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7. Re: Taking Car on Ferry or not

Assuming good weather head for Calgary Bay for a picnic lunch. Or get geared up and climb Ben More.

Definitely visit Fionnphort and spend some time soaking up the ancient ecclesiastical atmosphere on Iona. Take the Staffa boat tour. Preferably book to avoid disappointment.

Hit Tobermory distillery. Not too hard, obviously.

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8. Re: Taking Car on Ferry or not

Thanks so very much....especially good advice about the distillery :)

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9. Re: Taking Car on Ferry or not

If you have got a full day on Mull it's a good idea to take the car and see more of the island. You won't have time to visit all the places mentioned by Rudyard, but you can do some of them. Iona would be my choice.

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10. Re: Taking Car on Ferry or not

Whilst it is possible to get around Mull by bus, it takes a lot of meticulous planning, so you can fit what you want to see in with the bus timings. There are buses, but not overly regular, even in Summer. Not impossible but a pain. The car will give you way more flexibility.

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