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Isle of Mull

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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

Park Lodge Hotel
Park Lodge Hotel
3 out of 5
Western Road, Isle of Mull, Scotland
The price is £119 per night from 1 Aug to 1 Aug
Situated in Isle of Mull, this eco-friendly inn is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Tobermory Distillery and 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Lochaber Geopark. Ardnamurchan Point Lighthouse ...
3.9/5Very Good! (109 reviews)
"Staff very friendly"

Reviewed on 24 Jun 2021

Park Lodge Hotel
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 £179 per night from 8 Aug to 8 Aug
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! (238 reviews)
"The hotel is in a stunning location right by the Craignure ferry port. Fun watching the ferries come and go from the restaurant. The place is so peaceful and quiet you could hear a pin drop."

Reviewed on 6 Jul 2021

The Isle of Mull Hotel and Spa
Fairways Lodge B&B
Fairways Lodge B&B
3.5 out of 5
The price is £135 per night from 23 Aug to 23 Aug
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! (185 reviews)
"Probably the most stunning views out of our bedroom window on our 19 day road trip so far"

Reviewed on 9 Jul 2021

Fairways Lodge B&B
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.
The Drury-Oban (Scotland) - sleeps 22 guests  in 11 bedrooms
The Drury-Oban (Scotland) - sleeps 22 guests in 11 bedrooms
Oban, SCT
This family-friendly Oban cottage is within a 5-minute walk of St. John's Cathedral and Oban Distillery. Loch Linnhe is 2.3 mi (3.8 km) away. Oban Station is ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (10 reviews)
Breathtaking Oban Oasis!
"The Drury is, in a single word, spectacular! We could not have been happier with our stay in this gorgeous and elegantly furnished mansion, located directly in the heart of beautiful Oban, with territorial views of the entire town and harbor below. From its private car park to its hot tub, playroom, ..."

Reviewed on 29 Jul 2019

The Drury-Oban (Scotland) - sleeps 22 guests in 11 bedrooms
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
Steading Holidays - Saltings
Steading Holidays - Saltings
3 out of 5
Saltings, Kilchoan, Acharacle, Scotland
Situated near the beach, 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 - Saltings
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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