Local Information

Mull is the fourth largest of the Scottish islands, and has many sights, activities and experiences to fill your holiday.

Walks

You might prefer a leisurely walk around Aros Park or a stroll to the Lighthouse, (both starting in Tobermory) or perhaps climbing Ben More from sea level is more your style. There are so many good walks on Mull. An excellent series of books on local walks can help you choose  And with 300 miles of coastline there are plenty of hidden beaches and caves to explore too. Mull Magic offers guided walks where you can learn more about the wildlife and history of the area as you are being led by an experienced guide.

Golf

Tobermory Golf Club is a 9 hole course with spectacular cliff top views. Visitors welcome.

Fishing

Freshwater and seawater fishing are very popular with many opportunities to enjoy your sport amongst spectacular scenery. More information is available online at www.fishing-argyll.co.uk.

History

Visit Mull Museum for a wealth of artefacts and information on all aspects of Mull and its people. Learn about the Spanish Armada Galleon, Mull’s many Standing Stones, the stories behind the abandoned villages and the crofters’ lives. 400 year old Duart Castle, looking out over the Sound of Mull, is well worth a visit. More information is available from Mull Historical Society.

Art

Galleries including Gus Stewart’s studio on Breadalbane Street and An Tobar, both in Tobermory, Glengorm Castle, and Calgary Art Gallery and Art in Nature where pieces of art and sculptures have been placed in a woodland setting.

Music

There are many music events throughout the year including Mendelssohn on Mull in July , Mull Mod in September, and the traditional Music Festival in April.

Theatre

Mull Theatre, just outside Tobermory. Many productions throughout the year by its own acclaimed professional touring company, also visiting companies offering children’s theatre, drama, dance and comedy.

Wildlife

The Island of Mull is one of the most diverse wildlife destinations in the world and there are plenty of opportunities to see it, including…..

Whales and Dolphins

Take a trip of a lifetime with Sealife Surveys looking for dolphins, whales, seals our many resident and visiting seabirds and so much more. They visit the seas around Mull, Coll, Muck Eigg, Rum and the Treshnish Isles and have a range of trips to choose from.

Golden Eagles, Otters, White Tailed Sea Eagles

For an unforgettable day book a guided land based tour with award winning Isle of Mull Wildlife Expeditions. You will not only see our wonderful creatures in their spectacular natural habitats but you will also learn how to look and where to look for them. Mull Eagle Watch at Loch Frisa offers a very rare and exciting opportunity to see Sea Eagles from a specially constructed hide. Open all year. Richard Atkinson offers wildlife safaris around the island by minibus, and these are suitable for young visitors as well (but not too young!)

Swimming Pool & Spa

Mull & Iona Community Swimming Pool at Craignure with spa, treatment rooms, leisure club, outdoor hot tub, and so much more.

Beaches

The beaches on Mull are among the best in Scotland with stretches of clean silver sand and crystal clear blue water – when the sun is shining, which it does often! Calgary Bay is the most well known beach but there are many other smaller, hidden beaches to discover especially in the Ross of Mull and on Iona.

Isles

Iona holds a unique place in the story of Scotland

‘A world apart’, a trip to the Isle of Ulva is the perfect day out

Eating Out

Good Food Guide’s ‘Best Fish Restaurant for 2012’ is Cafe Fish in Tobermory.

Local Products

Isle of Mull Soap Co. – For ‘delicious handmade soaps’

Isle of Mull Cheese – Artisan tradional cheeses

Tobermory Chocolate – Scottish handmade chocolates

Tobermory Malt – For the whisky connoisseur

Mull Silver – Local silver and goldsmiths

Island Bakery – Handbaked organic biscuits

 

Further information

www.holidaymull.org

 

For details on events www.roundandaboutmull.co.uk/diary.html

 

For information on whales and dolphins www.whaledolphintrust.co.uk or www.gn.apc.org/whales