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Isle of Mull

Treasured for its brightly coloured ‘Balamory’ houses and white-tailed sea eagles

Tobermory - John Mcmillan

Mull really does have it all. If wildlife is your thing, there are creatures in abundance, and if you like history there’s no shortage of castles and standing stones. Then there's the ever-changing rugged and dramatic coastline - wild and beautiful at every turn. 

Old mill house on Mull trficed size - john cuthbert

The island’s magnificent coastline is characterised by dramatic cliffs, natural arches, and sensational sandy bays. 

If you prefer to stay on dry land and don't want to miss out, Mull is home to Europe's first catch-and-release aquarium in Tobermory. The animals are kept for a maximum of four weeks before being released into the wild.

Set within the Inner Hebrides this is a Scottish Galapagos, with bird-of-prey tours, whale-watching, otter quests and boat trips to the puffin-covered Treshnish Isles. The island’s magnificent coastline is characterised by dramatic cliffs, natural arches, and sensational sandy bays. 

Tobermory is the largest town on Mull, and is the inspiration for the setting of the BBC’s classic children’s show ‘Balamory’. The brightly coloured buildings nestled on the waterfront are home to traditional pubs, fresh seafood eateries, artisan shops, and nature trails. Not forgetting the whisky distillery too.

Mull has a long history of human settlement that’s been uniquely well-preserved. It’s home to six castles including the 700-year-old Duart Castle, the seat of Clan MacLean, and Glengorm  Castle with a charming gallery cafe serving delicious fresh treats. Visitors to the island can also explore its fascinating stone circle, the remains of ancient brochs, and the Macquarie Mausoleum.

We recommend a visit to:

  • Craignure Visitor Centre: Great for family fun and provides a downloadable Mull and Iona Quest pack with visits to island sites and attractions. Gather clues on the way to win a certificate and prize on completion.
  • Tiroran Community forest: Another great spot for the whole family to enjoy with an outdoor playground and an abandoned township. The nature trails and walks spotlight the stunning natural landscape and local wildlife, including artistic sculptures en-route.
  • Ben More: The island’s highest peak overlooks sea lochs where white-tailed sea eagles can be seen.
  • Calgary Bay: A secluded beautiful beach with stunning white sands and crystal blue waters.
  • The Isle Of Staffa: Renowned for its captivating basalt columns and a bustling puffin colony, you can easily explore it with a short boat trip.
  • Tobermory Distillery: Nestled between the vibrant seafront buildings, this distillery has been in operation since 1790. They offer tasting tours for those who are eager to indulge in the experience.
  • Mull Eagle Watch: Don't miss the opportunity from April to September to book a trip and witness the majestic White-Tailed eagles. These trips offer a chance to see these gorgeous birds up close.
West coast mull (Custom) - Kenneth Sutherland

For more information on things to see and do, visit the Isle of Mull website.

West coast - Mull  - Kenneth Sutherland

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