Salen and the south east coast of Mull is the hub of essential transport links, but there are also ancient monuments, coastal walks, stunning sea inlets and remarkable rock formations to discover.
Check out our Salen and the South East region video for some of the highlights:
The village of Salen, on the coast of the Sound of Mull, overlooks the mediaeval ruins of Aros Castle. Salen is a central point in Mull for travelling to all the other areas of the island, with accommodation, shop, post office, restaurants and other facilities.
The ferry crossing to Lochaline on Ardnamurchan is at Fishnish while nearby Garmony offers a gentle stroll along the shore to a delightful picnic area overlooking the Sound of Mull. Follow the low rocky shore of the Sound of Mull between Fishnish and Garmony for great views of the Morvern peninsula and an opportunity to spot otters, porpoises and white-tailed eagles.
A few miles further south is Craignure village, on the coast of the Firth of Lorn, with a range of accommodation, shops and eateries and the busy ferry port for Oban. No visitor making the crossing can fail to be impressed with the sight of Duart Castle, the seat of the Clan MacLean and a popular visitor attraction, perched on the rocks above Duart Bay, one of several sea inlets found on the south-east coast.
Loch Don, Loch Spelve and Lochbuie (home to Moy Castle – pictured above) are secluded hotspots for spotting rare wildlife, walking among ancient oak forest such as Port nan Crullach and visiting the only round stone circle on Mull.
North of the coastline, the one-track “Glen Road” is a very scenic drive through the foothills of the Ben More mountain range.
Discover things to see and do and where to stay and eat in the Salen and the South East: