Lismore is one of the most unique places in the Inner Hebrides.
That’s because the island is made of dalradian limestone and basalt. This makes the land extremely fertile, and perfect for growing many different types of crops.
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At its height – most likely due to the ease of growing wheat, corn and vegetables – Lismore held a population of about 1500 people, although that is now more like 200 (which is double what it was in the 1970s!).
Not only is the land important, but Lismore’s position is fantastic too. Just north of Oban with the Sound of Mull to the west and the Firth of Lorn to the south, there are views for miles no matter where you are on the island. This is helped by the fact that Lismore itself is just one mile across (and 10 miles in length).
The Lismore Heritage Museum offers an insight into how the island grew – and shrunk – over time, and its fascinating history. Ask about the legend of the Piper’s Cave and be prepared to hear a creepy story. Hire a bike and go off road over the island’s stunning landscape; why not take a picnic with you and make a day of it?
Ferries to Lismore, Scotland
|Oban Lismore||4 daily||1 hour||See prices °|
This information is for reference purposes only. Journey times are approximate. Frequency is based on typical schedules. Schedules are subject to availability and weather conditions. Information correct at the time of writing.
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Sorry, no mini cruise routes can be found sailing to Lismore sailing on a cruise ship.
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The Pier, Isle of Lismore, PA34 5UJ, United Kingdom