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‘Amazing’ Mull stars in new international travel guide

Press Release   •   Jul 15, 2013 00:00 BST

A holiday on Mull has been highlighted in a new international guidebook as one of the most “amazing experiences” in Europe.

Along with Stirling Castle, the island is one of only two Scottish locations to feature in Europe - 40 Amazing Experiences, an e-book specially created to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Lonely Planet.

The invitation to “go wild on Mull” features alongside activities such as marveling at the Colosseum in Rome, chilling out in a beach bar in Barcelona and enjoying a boat trip in Southern Crete.

The ebook, which is available to download free at, says Mull “offers varied landscapes and habitats, from high mountain and wild moorland to wave-lashed sea cliffs, sandy beaches and seaweed-fringed skerries”.

It adds: “If that wasn’t enough to make you book the next boat over there, the waters around the island also offer the chance to spot some of Scotland’s rarest and most dramatic wildlife, including eagles, otters, dolphins and even whales.”

David Adams-McGilp, Regional Director at VisitScotland, said: “The team at Lonely Planet are renowned for offering valuable insights into some of the world’s most extraordinary places, and I am delighted to see Mull featured on their new list of 40 Amazing Experiences in Europe. An encounter with the stunning wildlife on Mull - as highlighted in this new guide - is an experience that is definitely not to be missed, particularly in the Year of Natural Scotland, and featuring in this guide will help to boost the region’s profile among international travellers.”

To download the guide, go to:


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