The image top right is looking down towards
Fionnphort with the Coach Park left, Beach
right, and Isle of Iona with Iona Abbey about 1
mile across the sea.
The Village is mainly a row of house and
shops including a Gift Shop that run down to
The Coach Park can be busy with coach tours
from the Mainland and Local Coaches. The main
coach company on Mull is West Coast
Motors with their website giving
information on coach travel around the island.
West Coast run a regular service between
Craignure and Fionnphort, normally timed to
suit the Ferries.
By the Harbour is a Cafe / Diner with a
waiting room for the Ferry to Iona
with a crossing time of around 10 minutes with
only a small fee. Ferries run about every 30
minutes. There is also a small Seafood Bar.
The Harbour is also popular for the Boat
Tours to the Isle of Staffa with
Fingals Cave, with its huge basalt columns.
Similar columns can be seen at the Giant's
Causeway in Northern Ireland.
Two companies that run boat trips to Staffa
are Staffa Tours
500s - Fionnphort grew as a fishing port and
for boats traveling to the Isle of Iona after
St Columba founded an Abbey on Iona. This was
one of the first Christian Churches in
Scotland, attracting many Pilgrims, including
Scottish Kings, many who are believed to be
buried at Iona Abbey.
1800s - Torr Mor Quarry was the main
employer in the area with its Hard Pinkish
Granite being used in buildings around the
world such as Lighthouses, Liverpool Docks, and
Blackfriars Bridge in London.