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Isle of Lismore

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Lismore [1] is an island of the Inner Hebrides in the county of Argyll and Bute in Scotland.

Get in

The island is connected to mainland Scotland by two ferries:

  • The Caledonian MacBrayne passenger and vehicle ferry from Oban to Achnacroish [2]
  • The Argyle and Bute Council passenger ferry from Port Appin to Point.

Get around

There are few options to get around Lismore, but you will want to consider hiking the main road (approximately 10 miles in length) to enjoy the island. There are few cars are on the island and bicycles are very much welcomed. Bicycle rental is available in Oban.

Taxi service may be available by visiting the official Isle of Lismore Community website [3].



Hike the island and take in this fantastic quaint, quiet farming island.


There are few tourist items available on Lismore, however you can find handmade items at the Heritage Centre and at a shop in Port Ramsey. Items are made locally and are generally handmade. The quality is usually exceptional and home accessories and hand made jewelry items are available.


For hiking day trippers, the Post Office has a small but smart selection of foods like meats, cheeses, breads, beverages and various snacks.

There is a seasonal cafe at the Heritage Centre which offers wonderful and regional dishes as well as the usual offerings. The quality is outstanding and the ingredients local. Very much worth the time to seek this out which is a short hike from the Post Office.


Bring your own refreshments in or stop by one of the small shops in Port Appin if you are hiking the island. The Post Office offers bottled beverages, including alcohol, to purchase.


There are few accomodations on Isle Lismore which consists of Bed and Breakfast and long stay accomodation.

Get out

Via the ferry to Oban, many parts of Scotland can be reached by road, rail and ferry. Fort William is also a convenient destination from Port Appin.

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