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Tobermory

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

Escape to the picturesque town of Tobermory, a colorful port in the Isle of Mull that offers wildlife experiences, ancient history and family-friendly attractions.

Watch from the prow of the ferry as you pull into Tobermory and the small town’s appeal will be immediately evident. Bright, multicolored houses line the front of the harbor, backed by the woods and hills of the Isle of Mull. This picturesque island capital offers an enticing combination of museums, wildlife, arts venues and activities for children.

Visit the standing stones at Baliscate and the Iron Age fort near Sgriob-ruadh to get a sense of Tobermory’s ancient history, which goes back over 3,000 years. The town itself was established in 1788 by the British Fisheries Society. It gained fame among British children in the 2000s as the setting of the television series Balamory.

Stroll around the town center to take in its cultural attractions. The Mull Museum, on the main street, is a small but informative attraction charting the story of the island. Meet underwater creatures at the Mull Aquarium, which also features displays about the shipwrecks in the area.

Embark on a wildlife-watching adventure from the harbor in Tobermory. The waters around Mull teem with life throughout the year. Bring your binoculars on a boat trip to watch for whales, dolphins, otters and golden eagles. On land, look for the herds of deer that roam the hills outside the town.

Tee off at Tobermory Golf Club, which is set above the town and offers panoramic views as you putt. On a clear day, look north to see the Isle of Skye.

Evenings in Tobermory might feature dining on Isle of Mull cheese and freshly caught seafood dishes, or entertainment in one of the arts venues. Watch a touring company at the Mull Theatre or enjoy an event at An Tobar, an arts center hosted in a Victorian-era school building.

Tobermory is located in the northeast of the Isle of Mull and can be reached directly by ferry from Kilchoan. Drive here from Craignure, the main harbor for ferries leaving Oban, in about 35 minutes. Come in summer for the best weather and wildlife-watching opportunities or enjoy quieter days in spring and fall.

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
Fairways Lodge B&B
Fairways Lodge B&B
3.5 out of 5
The price is £136 per night from 8 Aug to 8 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
Linndhu House
Linndhu House
3.5 out of 5
Situated by the sea, this guesthouse is 1.8 mi (3 km) from Tobermory Distillery and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Lochaber Geopark. Calgary Bay Beach and Ardnamurchan ...
5/5Exceptional! (26 reviews)
"House was beautiful - decor was immaculate. Room was very well appointed, spacious and very comfortable. Breakfasts were perfect - could not have asked for more :-)"

Reviewed on 29 Oct 2019

Linndhu House
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