How do I get to Lismore? There are two ways to get to Lismore. The first is via the Caledonian Macbrayne Car Ferry from Oban. This lands at Achnacroish on Lismore. Alternatively, there is a passenger ferry from Port Appin, about 15 miles north of Oban. This lands at the northern end of Lismore. Bicycles are carried free on this ferry. To travel throughout Scotland and the UK, you can book your tickets through The Trainline.
How do I get around Lismore? Lismore is relatively flat, so it is easy to get around on foot or by bicycle. Bike hire is available from Lismore Bike Hire or from Port Appin Bike Hire. There is also a Taxi service availble on the island.
What's worth visiting on Lismore? Lismore Heritage Centre houses a Museum charting island life throughout the ages. The Centre is a stunning ecologically friendly building, opened in 2007. Next to the museum is a rebuit late 19th century 'Cottar's House'. Tirefour Broch, near Clachan, is over 2000 years old and has walls nearly 10 feet thick in some places. See the article - Lismore Life and follow the website www.lismoreislandhome.com for information on moving to Lismore.
Where can I stay on Lismore? There is Bed and Breakfast available at Balnagowan, 2 Newfield Terrace and at The Old School House. Self Catering is available at Point Steadings, Tigh An Uillt, Achuaran House, Calgary and Carnie Cottage as well as Pier Cottage in Achnacroish.
Are there any books/DVD's about Lismore?
- Isle of Lismore by Hector Macpherson,
- Lismore: The Great Garden: A Guidebook to the History of Lismore by Robert Hay
Any other information on Lismore? You can travel in style on the isle of Lismore with Horse and Carriage rides (local information page), from the Port Appin ferry to the Heritage Centre. For more information on Lismore, please read the article entitled 'Lismore Life' and the Blog Post 'Islands around Oban'.
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