Lismore Self-catering Accommodation
Holiday Cottages on Lismore
The tranquil Isle of Lismore lies in Loch Linnhe, a sea loch following the line of the Great Glen Fault, and is surrounded by stunning mountains. Lismore is only an hour's ferry ride from Oban or a 5 minute crossing by passenger ferry from Port Appin. Alternatively, leave the car behind and take a bike as the island is only about twelve miles long and a mile wide so you will be able to get around easily - you can also hire bikes on the island. Lismore is taken from the Gaelic 'Lios Mor', which literally translated means Great Garden and it is true to its name as there is an abundance of wildflowers here (almost 300 different varieties). Birdwatching is also very popular if you are staying in a holiday cottage on Lismore with over 130 species recorded.
In the 13th century Lismore was the seat of the Bishops of Argyll and had a fine cathedral. There is also a ruined Norse stronghold, an Iron Age broch and a Gaelic Heritage Museum so despite being a tiny island there is lots to see if you are on holiday on Lismore.