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travel to Mull

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travel to Mull

My family and I are visiting Scotland and we want to explore both sides of our tree, one side from Kirkwall the other from Mull. My question is about the travel between these two. We will have a car rented but want to take the shortest distance between the two. Is there a ferry from Orkney to the western islands?

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1. Re: travel to Mull

No ferry circumventing Scotland no.

So you need to get to the mainland, drive south through Inverness and Fort William and head either for the Lochaline for the Fishnish-ferry or to Oban for the Craignure-ferry.

A close to 300 mile drive with 2 ferries.

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2. Re: travel to Mull

we went on a cruise that visited Kirkwall and Tobermory via Stornoway. Its a long way by sea but was a great way to see a lot if islands in a week.

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3. Re: travel to Mull

Orkney is a long drive. Have you thought of flying there and back from Glasgow or Edinburgh, and then it's a relatively short drive to Mull.

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4. Re: travel to Mull

If you turn west from the ferry, you'll enjoy one of the best drives anywhere. Not quick, but spectacular. Follow the north and west coast. You wont regret it. Stop somewhere like ullapool for the night.

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