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Isle of Lismore

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

Get in[edit]

The Lismore Ferry at Port Appin

The island is connected to mainland Scotland by two ferries:

  • The Caledonian MacBrayne passenger and vehicle ferry from Oban to Achnacroish [1]
  • The Argyle and Bute Counil passenger ferry from Port Appin to Point. The timetable for this is also on the Calmac website

Get around[edit]

Getting around Isle Lismore has very few options but you will want to consider hiking the main road, approx. 10 Miles, to enjoy the Island. One post office exists and is the grocery store, post office, liquor store and often a place to ask for a ride from the mail carrier but hiking is recommended. Few cars are on the island and bikes are very much welcomed. Rent a bike in Oban for the day and Ferry over for a wonderful quiet country ride.

Hiking Lismore is the recommended way to visit.

Taxi service may be available by visiting the official Isle Lismore Community Web Site


St Moluogs Cathedral


Port Ramsay

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


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


For hiking day trippers, the Post Office has a small but smart selection of foods like meats, cheeses, breads, beverages and convienance foods like chips, crackers, snacks to assist you when stopping for a quick bite on the side of the road while taking in amazing views.

There is a seasonal cafe at the Heritage Center 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.

Other options are available in Port Ramsey.


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 to purchase.


There are a few accommodations on the Isle of Lismore: 'Bed and Breakfasts' and long stay accommodation.


Your most complete resource for trip planning to Lismore is their community web site which offers all or most services available.

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