The Seven Districts

There are seven districts in the western part of the Ross of Mull, all with their own unique character. The Centre has produced leaflets which contain guided walks for each district, with an overview of the major points of interest with maps and trails to help explore the area. The Centre publication “Discover the Ross” provides more historical detail on the Ross of Mull generally as well as the seven districts

The District of Fidden

The pink-hued Ross of Mull granite has been shaped by glaciers and eroded over time to create a distinctive landscape, fringed by shell-sand beaches

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The District of Creich

Examples of unique industrial archaeology and deserted townships are apparent throughout the area with stunning views from all around the rocky coast.

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The District of Ardfenaig

The highest point on Beinn Liathanach gives breathtaking views over the Ross, to north Mull and the surrounding offshore islands.

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The District of Bunessan

The name Bun-Easain, Foot of the Little Waterfall, refers to the waterfall on Allt Ruadh, Red Burn, behind the Argyll Arms Hotel.

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The District of Ardtun

During the mid 19th century, the area became densely populated when many of the people, cleared from other areas of Mull, were settled in Ardtun.

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The District of Kilvickeon

The area of Kilvickeon is one of rugged beauty with stunning sea views. It has visible features and structures that belong to many different eras.

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The District of Uisken

The deserted township of Knocknafenaig and the shell-sand beaches of Ardalanish and Uisken on the south coast are major attractions of the area.

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The Ross of Mull is an extraordinary microcosm of all that draws visitors to the Hebridean Islands. The scenery, as you travel along the single-track road from the ferry at Craignure is breath-taking. You experience in the many walks in the area a true sense of wilderness; the secret bays with their beaches of silvery sand, the abundance of wildlife and the innumerable marks on the landscape of the lives of past generations and communities long gone. The Ross of Mull is a compelling place for anyone fascinated by history and the ancient way of life of the Gaelic people.

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Ross of Mull Historical Centre
Millbrae Cottage
Isle of Mull
Argyll PA67 6DG

By Phone: 01681 700659
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Reopening 1st April 2024

Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm


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