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Isle of Mull
Travel Guide

Isle of Mull which includes a coastal town and a bay or harbour

Explore an island fringed by rugged basalt crags and white-sand beaches, where brightly colored waterfront cottages and medieval castles stand watch over the sea.

The Isle of Mull contains centuries of myth and history amid its vivid landscapes of pink-granite beaches and velvet-green hillsides. Crowned by the peak of Ben More and bordered by stunning bays and beaches, the largest of the islands of Argyll has been inhabited since the last ice age and is speckled with fascinating historical sites. Discover ruined castles and magnificent mansions overlooking charming hamlets and soaring sea cliffs.

Stroll along the waterfront of Tobermory, the island’s main town. The brightly painted façades of the waterfront cottages are reflected in the still waters of the natural harbor. You’ll find the Mull Museum here, as well as an arts center, an aquarium and restaurants serving the island’s fantastic local produce, including cheeses and smoked salmon. Stop by the distillery to sample two different single-malt whiskies.

Uncover some of Mull’s enduring heritage and head to Loch Buie to see a Bronze Age stone circle and a ruined medieval castle. From the Iron Age, you’ll find fortified duns and crannogs. Duart Castle is a beautifully preserved 13th-century castle that holds the history of one of Scotland’s oldest clans.

The Isle of Mull has a varied coastline of breathtaking sea cliffs and beautiful beaches. See pretty Calgary Bay Beach and Kilninian on the island’s northern shores. Check out Carsaig to the south. Jump on board a wildlife-watching cruise and spot a diversity of sea birds, including puffins and rare sea eagles. You might also spot sharks, dolphins and pods of whales. Check out neighboring islands, such as the sacred island of Iona or Staffa, with its fascinating basalt rock formations.

You can also survey the coastline from land by climbing Ben More, the 3,169-foot (965-meter) mountain crossed with a network of walking trails.

The island is situated in the Inner Hebrides on Scotland’s southwest coast. Cross the Sound of Mull by ferry from Oban, Lochaline or Kilchoan. Oban is around 2.5-hours’ drive from Glasgow’s international airport. Drive, cycle or catch buses around Mull. Be sure to take care on the island’s narrow and winding roads.

Where to stay in Isle of Mull

Fairways Lodge B&B
Fairways Lodge B&B
3.5 out of 5
The price is £126 per night from 12 Jul to 12 Jul
Situated in Isle of Mull, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tobermory Distillery and Lochaber Geopark. Ardnamurchan Point Lighthouse and Calgary ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (180 reviews)
"Beautiful views from our bedroom, and wonderful breakfasts. Andrew was such a lovely host."

Reviewed on 13 Jun 2021

Fairways Lodge B&B
The Isle of Mull Hotel and Spa
The Isle of Mull Hotel and Spa
4 out of 5
Off The A849, Craignure, Isle of Mull, Scotland
The price is £189 per night from 18 Jul to 18 Jul
Situated in Isle of Mull, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Craignure Mull Ferry Terminal and Wings Over Mull. Torosay Castle and Duart Castle are also ...
3.5/5Good! (237 reviews)
Breakfast saved the day
"Hotel has seen better day’s. Tired and in need of a lot of work to justify the price. The service from the restaurant manager at breakfast saved the score. Wish I took her name. Asian lady. Gave the dog a sausage, best hotel for dog friendly. Awesome breakfast!"

Reviewed on 30 Aug 2020

The Isle of Mull Hotel and Spa
Starfish Cottage
Starfish Cottage
3.5 out of 5
Situated in Isle of Mull, this cottage is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Lochaber Geopark and within 6 miles (10 km) of Loch Linnhe and Craignure Mull Ferry Terminal. ...
Starfish Cottage
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Dairy Cottage. 3 Bedroom Cottage. Sleeps 5
Dairy Cottage. 3 Bedroom Cottage. Sleeps 5
A848, Isle of Mull, SCT
Located by the sea, this family-friendly holiday home is 8.5 mi (13.7 km) from Tobermory Distillery and 11.9 mi (19.1 km) from Isle of Ulva. Wings Over Mull ...
5/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Amazing cottage
"I can not rate this cottage high enough, every thing you need for a relaxing holiday. The best area for getting around Mull. A must for wildlife watching. Richard and his family are so friendly and helpful. Can’t wait to go back."

Reviewed on 15 May 2021

Dairy Cottage. 3 Bedroom Cottage. Sleeps 5
Steading Holidays - Ian's Lodge
Steading Holidays - Ian's Lodge
3 out of 5
Ian's Lodge, Kilchoan, Acharacle, Scotland
Situated in Acharacle, this cottage is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Lochaber Geopark and within 9 miles (15 km) of Ardnamurchan Point Lighthouse and Tobermory Distillery. ...
Steading Holidays - Ian's Lodge
Lunga Estate
Lunga Estate
3 out of 5
Craobh Haven, Lochgilphead, Scotland
Situated by the sea, this cabin is 3.6 mi (5.8 km) from Arduaine Garden, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Kilmeford Church and Kilmartin House Museum. Kilmartin Glen ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (19 reviews)
"The location is fabulous, very peaceful."

Reviewed on 2 May 2021

Lunga Estate
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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