Island of Mull Things to Do

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    Castle train

    by Kodi01 Updated Feb 22, 2004

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    Isle of Mull castle train

    Here is my friend graham on the train to the castle with the dog right aside of us all the way.

    Thanks to Graham for being such a great host and showing me this special place in his country.

    Without great vt people, I would not have seen all the places outside of the big city, so I do appreciate him very much.

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    VIEWS

    by hevbell Updated Jan 6, 2004

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    View from Mull

    I decided to find out what was behind the main street [hills!!] and ended up climbing up to the top of the hill. If you follow the road round to the right past the big hotel and a war memorial you'll get some great views over Mull and some smaller neighbouring islands.

    If you climb down the path from the war memorial there is another path that you can follow through the woods further down the hill that goes a bit further round the coastline. I didn't go too far since I get a bit freaked walking the woods on my own [I'm a wuss like that!!]

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    RELAX & ENJOY THE VIEWS

    by hevbell Updated Jan 6, 2004

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    Tobermory

    The old church you can see in the picture is now a craft/gift shop which is worth a look if its not so nice outside - I ducked in to escape a light rain shower but by the time I left it was bright and sunny again so I got a coffee and sat at the tables outside enjoying the view over the bay. Very relaxing!

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    DUART CASTLE

    by hevbell Updated Jan 5, 2004

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    Duart Castle

    Unfortunately the closest I got to Duart Castle was this view from the ferry. I had planned on visiting it as well as Toronsay Castle nearby but due to the bus schedules I found myself stuck in Tobermory all afternoon. Maybe some other time!

    The castle is 13th Century and was built for the MacLeans family to protect them, with its 10ft thick curtain wall, from the Campbells. It was the seat of the MacLean chiefs for centuries until it was confiscated in the 1700s during the Jacobite uprising. It was restored in 1912 and is now back in the MacLean family.

    The castle overlooks Loch Linnhe and the Sound of Mull. Open May to October

    Hopefully one day I WILL get to visit it!

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    TOBERMORY

    by hevbell Updated Jan 5, 2004

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    Tobermory

    The main town on the island is picturesque Tobermory with is brightly painted Georgian houses and cheerful and relaxed atmosphere. It has a population of just 700 people.

    Aside from the places mentioned below it also has a whisky distillery [would be especially great in not so nice weather!] and I'm sure I passed a small chocolate factory just behind the main street.

    Tobermory is also home to the islands only ATM so if you're short of cash make sure you get some here before heading to other parts of the island.

    There is a tourist information office at the opposite end of the harbour from the bus stop.

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    Duart Castle on the Isle of Mull

    by Kodi01 Updated Jan 2, 2004

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    Scottish  Duart castle

    Here is a fabulous castle of Scotland. It is called Duart Castle.

    It was the 13th Century home of the Chief of Clan Maclean. For over 400 years this was the home base for the Clan Maclean.

    Upon arrival and walking behind the gardens of the castle, you will see a gorgeous view of the sea.

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    Take a hike around Glengorm castle

    by bicycle_girl Written Oct 16, 2003

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    Glengorm Castle

    The castle itself is private. But there is a little cafe nearby that offers meals and also a gallery on the second floor that has really nice art pieces for sale. The waitress can give you a hiking trail maps and you can go around the hills, all the way to the clifffs and by the ocean. It is a lovely road there. Simply get out of Tobermory, head towards Calgary bay and take the turn off to Glengorm. Et Voila!

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    Visit Tobermory

    by bicycle_girl Written Oct 16, 2003

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    Tobermory: click on the pic

    Charming little city, Tobermory is located on the north part of the island. It is also a ferry terminal, to head towards Mallaig and Skye in my case.The main part of town is by the water, made of very colorful houses side by side. You will find little shops, grocery store, post office, a hostel, bed and breakfast, chocolate factory, whisky factory, restaurants.

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    Visit Duart Castle

    by bicycle_girl Written Oct 16, 2003

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    Duart Castle

    Dating from the 13th century and home of the Mc Leans, Duart is now a ruined castle, but still fairly standing, offering wonderful views from the ocean or from the road. It is one of the most photographed castle of Scotland.

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    Visit Torosay Castle

    by bicycle_girl Updated Oct 16, 2003

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    Torosay Castle

    Torosay castle is a couple of miles away from the Craignure ferry landing. There is a little train going from the ferry to the castle if you don't have other mean of transportation. You can visit the gardens only like I did or also visit the castle inside for 6 pounds. The gardens were awesome and provided me with great view of the architecture of the castle.

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    Do not miss out on the ferry ride, get outside!

    by bicycle_girl Written Oct 16, 2003

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    Duart Castle

    From Oban to Craignure, you will see lots of beautiful sceneries, like Oban from the water, Kerrera Island, and the ile of Mull approach. You will have lots of opportunities to see Duart castle, which is best seen from the water to my opinion. So forget about hiding in the cabin, dress up and get outside and have fabulous views.

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    Baby locomotive train ride.

    by Kodi01 Written Aug 3, 2003

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    Train fan...

    It was quite fun, but unusual for me to ride in a train so small.

    The dog ran side by side as fast or (slow) as the train did to get to the castle, but for a weary wee traveler, it is great and hey I have to enjoy local customs whereever I go, right?

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    Tobermory, Isle of Mull

    by hayward68 Updated Jan 22, 2003

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    Lovely, colourful village on the Isle of Mull. During Music Festival it was really hopping, music and people pouring out of the pubs..
    Isle of Mull Music Festival is last weekend of April, every year.
    Lots of places to stay, even hostels. Though if going for the festival, book ahead. It fills up fast!
    Numerous pubs. Good place to get tours from such as boat tours.
    There's even an ATM if you find yourself in need of one.
    Take a tour of Tobermory's distillery if that's your thing and buy some of their product to take home.

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    Duart Castle

    by hayward68 Updated Jan 22, 2003

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    Duart Castle

    Duart has been the home of the Chief of Clan Maclean and his family for 700 years. You can visit prisoners in the dungeon, climb to the top of the keep and read about the history of the Macleans. There's a tearoom on the grounds in case you get hungry or thirsty, which I did. There's also a shop in there where I purchased a wool blanket made by Isle of Mull Weavers.
    If you're lucky one of the family member's might be wandering around. My ex-boyfriend had quite a nice chat with the laird's wife.
    You might recognize this castle from the movie Entrapment. It was used as Sean Connery's castle hideaway in the movie.
    Head left on the road after getting off the ferry and follow the signs for the castle. There's a parking lot for buses and cars.

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    Just admire the scenery I kept...

    by hayward68 Written Aug 29, 2002

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    Just admire the scenery

    I kept stopping my rental car to just get out and look. It's so beautiful and there's a picture just waiting to be taken around every corner. This pic was taken on Dervaig Road, Isle of Mull.

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