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Mull and Staffa

My husband and I will be visiting friends in Glascow in May and want to see Fingal's Cave on Staffa. Has anyone used any of the tour boats that take you there from Mull? Also did you rely on the buses to get around Mull or did you have a car? Right now I'm thinking we'll take the train to Oban from Glascow, the ferry to Mull then take the bus to pick up one of the boats that takes you to Staffa and back. Then possibly spend the night in Mull or Oban before returning to Glascow. Any advice would be great. Thanks
Bobbi

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I did have a car on Mull. It's a big island. Tobermory, the lovely town with the painted houses is way the heck at the other end of the island from the boat tours to Staffa. I did a day trip where I drove down from Tobermorey to Fionnphort where caught a tour to Staffa and then it went on to Iona. We had enough time on Staffa to see the cave. It was a gorgeous day.

It took all day.

Pam

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There are two tour companies. Not all boats go to Staffa everyday -so check the tour schedule ahead of time. There are 3 tours for you to consider. 1). Mull and Iona. 2). Mull, Iona, and Staffa. And 3) Staffa and Lunga (treshnish isles). Online checkout Gordon Grant tours and Caledonian/MacByrne.
The boat trips team up with bowman tours and a van shuttle system on Mull to get you where you need to be. I really liked both tours. Because I am a nature lover - I liked the treshnish isles tour best. We got lucky that day and had a lot of sunshine. Gorgeous! I recommend bringing some food in a backpack from the mainland. In Oban, Cuan Mor is a good place for dinner. Let me know if you have other questions.

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Thanks for the dinner suggestion.
Anyone have any lodging suggestions for Mull or Oban?
Thanks,
Bobbi

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Anything between Rowan tree hotel and dunollie road is in a good location for walking into town and to the ferry dock. We were going to stay in Laggenbeg BNB. However, our reservation was botched. Lagganbeg requires cash payment. If you stay in Laggenbeg, make your reservation with the lady owner, not her husband George. Only the lady owner takes the reservations. (This was my problem.). However, she found us a good BNB a few doors down - Dana Villa. DV was clean and pleasant. The breakfast (full scottish) was just okay. The owners provided good service, but not much friendly (lacked warmth). There is a lounge room on main floor where luggage can be stored for short time if necessary as well as a guest bathroom to use after vacating your room. I would checkout the Kathmore BNB on other side of town. That was my #2 choice and I may stay there if I ever get back to Oban.