Lunga, Treshnish Isles

Lunga, Treshnish Isles

How do I get to the Treshnish Isles?    The Treshnish Isles are located off the South West coast of the Isle of Mull.  Trips to the Treshnish Isles are available through Gordon Grant Tours, Ardnamurchan Charters and Turus Mara.  They generally run throughout the summer months although a private boat charter could be arranged out of season.


How do I get around the Treshnish Isles?   Once on the Treshnish Isles (whichever island you are on), you are free to roam around and explore these fascinating islands.  Lunga is the island that is usually visited by most of the Boat Tour operators.


What’s worth visiting on the Treshnish Isles?   The Treshnish Isles consist of 8 islands. The biggest (and most famous) are Lunga and Bac Mor (the Dutchman’s Cap).  Other islands include Fladda, Bac Beag and Cairn na Burgh Beg.  The Treshnish Isles are an internationally important site for birds such as Puffins, Razorbills, Guillemot, Fulmars, Storm Petrels and Kittiwakes.  In autumn the islands are the breeding ground of Atlantic grey seals, which give birth to their white pups along the islands shores.  The islands are a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Protection Area under the EC Directive on the Conservation of Wild Birds. Cairnburgh Castle has been unoccupied since the 18th century.  The castle has had an active existence and seen action on quite a few occasions.


Where can I stay on the Treshnish Isles?  You can’t stay on the Treshnish Isles.  The nearest accommodation is on the islands of Mull and Iona.


Any other information on the Treshnish Isles?  The islands were bought, in April 2000, by the Hebridean Trust, with grant assistance from the Heritage Lottery Fund.


Other remote islands: See pages for Belnahua, Flannan Isles, Little Cumbrae, North Rona, Staffa and St Kilda


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