These small outcrops around the British Isles offer many delights, with readers sharing wildlife havens, holy spaces and a shack serving some of the finest seafood in the world
Many make the pilgrimage from Mull to Iona, but by going straight from the car or coach onto the ferry, they miss out on possibly the best meal of their lives, in one of the most idyllic locations in Scotland. Don’t let the unassuming Creel Seafood Bar (Fionnphort harbour, Mull, 07743 924570) fool you. It’s run by a local fisherman and his family: the catch of the day is always cooked to order and ranks among the finest seafood in the world. Sit with your fresh langoustines, crab, lobster or mussels overlooking the turquoise waters and white sands – it’s bliss.