Things to do on the Isle of Mull
While the information below is in no way exhaustive, we have chosen some places we think you’d love to visit while exploring Mull. For more information we recommend that you visit www.holidaymull.co.uk and www.isle-of-mull.net.
Don’t forget to take a look in the gallery for some photographs on the destinations below!
Tobermory is probably the most photographed village in Scotland due to its colourful houses and picturesque harbour. Home to the island’s biggest population and the fictitious Balamory from the BBC children’s programme of the same name, Tobermory is an ideal place to visit on a day out. With a range of small, locally-owned shops, cosy cafes and restaurants featuring locally-sourced produce as well as seasonal boat trips and Tobermory Distillery, there’s plenty to do and see.
Situated on the north west coast of Mull is the beautiful Calgary Bay. Featuring white sands, turquoise water and set on this stunning coastline, on a warm summer’s day it’s not hard to imagine you are in the Caribbean! While relatively isolated, there are places nearby where you can enjoy a drink, snack or meal as well as take in local art and crafts.
Is the ferry point for Staffa and Iona in the south west of the island on the Ross of Mull. The journey to Fionnphort from Craignure takes you through stunning scenery and is equalled on your arrival with the views over to Iona and beyond. Fionnphort itself consists of just a few houses, a restaurant and shop as well as the ferry terminal building complete with cafe.
Standing proudly on a clifftop guarding the Sound of Mull, Duart enjoys one of the most spectacular and unique positions on the West Coast of Scotland. For over 400 years this has been the base of the Clan Maclean’s sea-borne power. Today the castle is open to the public from April to October and visitors may walk through the dungeons and state rooms at their leisure, ending on the top of the keep where it is easy to appreciate the strategic site of the castle.
Fishnish, on the east coast of the island between Craignure and Tobermory, is home to a new wildlife hide overlooking the Sound of Mull. The new hide offers views across the Sound and gives visitors the chance to watch seals, otters, sea eagles, dolphins and porpoises.