Craignure Travel Guide

  • Clouds glide over the landscape
    Clouds glide over the landscape
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    The Ferry departs
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    Clouds and landscapes
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Craignure Things to Do

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    by travelfrosch Written Mar 20, 2014

    Craignure is not very large, but there is a bit of a peninsula to the south of the ferry dock to explore. The road dead-ends at a camprground, but there is a small meadow to get some nice views. We watched the ferry depart, then took a few more photos of the surroundings. Pleasant and relaxing.

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Craignure Hotels

  • Isle of Mull Hotel & Spa

    Criagnure, Craignure, PA65 6BB, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Craignure Inn

    On the outskirts of town is what appears to be a fully functioning country inn. It appeared to...

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Craignure Restaurants

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    by travelfrosch Written Mar 20, 2014

    After browsing around, we decided to stop for lunch at this small place. While billing itself as a coffee shop, it also features a number of sweet and savory fresh baked goods to go along with your coffee. Service was friendly, prices were low, and the food was very good.

    Favorite Dish: The menu varies based on what is fresh that day. I had an excellent baguette featuring artfully presented seafood, while Sara had a dish featuring smoked salmon. I thought the coffee was quite good, while Sara enjoyed a fruit smoothie.

    Arlene's Coffee Shop
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Craignure Transportation

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    by travelfrosch Updated Mar 20, 2014

    During summer, Caledonian MacBrayne operates 5-7 ferries per day between Oban and Craignure, with a travel time of approximately 45 minutes. The ferries are quite large, with services including a cafeteria, a coffee shop, a whisky bar, a retail store, and a video game arcade. While foot passengers shouldn't have much of a problem boarding, ticket purchase is required prior to boarding. In Oban, a quick trip to the ticket window in the ferry terminal will normally get you on the next departure. In Craignure, the tourist office doubles as the ferry ticket office. Outside of opening hours, you'll need either to procure your ticket online or by phone. If you plan to bring a car with you, the company recommends you reserve your place at least a day in advance. See the website for details on timetables, fares, and reservations.

    A ferry departs Craignure The ferry terminal View from the ferry Minifrosch aboard the ferry
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    by travelfrosch Written Mar 17, 2014

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    When you depart the ferry, you will be confronted with a mind-boggling array of buses awaiting you. These buses are ready to whisk you (for a price) to several destinations, most notably Tobermory and Fionnphort. These buses are especially convenient if you're planning to take another ferry to one of the outer islands (such as Iona). Most of these buses are run by Bowman's tours; purchase your ticket in advance at one of their offices in Oban, the tourist office, or even sometimes onboard the ferry. You can also buy a ticket from the driver if there are seats available. For our part, since we were just making a day-trip, and since the bus fares were more expensive than the price of the ferry, we just let our fellow passengers board the buses, and we were left more or less alone to explore Craignure.

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Craignure Shopping

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    by travelfrosch Updated Mar 22, 2014

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    This small shop can provide the groceries for a scenic picnic. It doubles as the village post office and gas station. It appeared to have a fairly decent selection of groceries for its size. Children will be pleased with the selection of ice cream in the front.

    What to buy: It's more or less the equivalent of a "general store," but of course you're limited to what they have in stock.

    What to pay: Prices are understandably a bit higher than what you might pay on the mainland.

    Spar, Craignure
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