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Welcome toLismore

The great garden of the Inner Hebrides, with rare birds, wild flowers and Pictish brochs.

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More about Lismore

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A garden island

Lismore is Gaelic for 'Great Garden' - and the island's lush landscape is filled with over 300 species of wild flower and 130 species of bird, though you won't be able to see them all from the ferry.

The island is criss-crossed with footpaths, making it ideal for walkers. You'll find Bronze Age cairns, Iron Age duns and Pictish brochs, and you can find out more at the excellent heritage centre Ionad Naomh Muluag.

For more information on Lismore visit the Isle of Lismore  website. 


How to get here

You can get to Lismore on the ferry from Oban, which takes 60 minutes. Vehicle reservations are recommended, you can book your vehicle by calling 0800 066 5000 or 01475 650397 (International customers and customers calling from a mobile). 

Looking for the best form of travel to and from our ports? Traveline can help you find the way that best suits you for making your journey using the most up to date information from around the UK for all transport companies.

We have also listed some travel information below that you may find useful:

Getting to Oban

By train

If you're coming from the east coast, Edinburgh, or the South, you'll need to travel through Glasgow. There's a regular direct train to Oban from Glasgow Queen Street Station, and it takes just over 3 hours. Check Scotrail for train times.

By bus

The bus route to Oban from Glasgow takes just under 3 hours, traffic permitting. The bus from Inverness to Oban takes 3 hours 30 minutes, with a change at Fort William. Check Citylink  for more details.

By car

It takes 2 hours 30 minutes to drive to Oban from Glasgow, 3 hours from Edinburgh, 4 hours from Aberdeen, and 2 hours 45 minutes from Inverness.

Postcode for sat nav

Oban Port: PA34 4DB




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