Island of Mull Travel Guide
Taken on horse back near Salen
Our boat by the Loch Na Keal road.
Wonderful scenery, wonderful town, wonderful islands
In a nutshell
Sealife, wildlife, scenery and so much more....
Craignure is the main ferry port for Mull, with the larger ferries calling here. Don't expect a lot, as apart from the ferry quay, really the place is little more than a row of houses. There is a tourist information office, toilets, a pub with accommodation serving food and...
Tobermory--Colorful and fun
The road toTobermory is one-lane, with pull out spots for passing. If you meet another vehicle, somebody has to back up to the nearest wide spot. It is well worth the fairly short drive. Tobermory is very colorful and picturesque. The shops along the main street by the bay...
The Macleod centre
The Macleod centre was built with the view of helping young people with disabilities or underprivaledged backgrounds, today young and old can lodge here, it has accomodation for up to 48 people with well spaced dormitories to encourage privacy but also to provide a community...
The short ferry trip from Mull over to Iona is a must do when on Mull. Iona is very beautiful and peaceful. The walk from the ferry to the Abbey is short and easily managed by all ages. The Nunnery is a lovely place to visit and the gardens are nice. Next you will come to...
Take the Ferry to get there .. how else??
There are 3 ways to get to Mull by ferry. Oban - CraignureKilchoan - Tobermoryand my favorite Lochaline - Fishnish Getting there (and back) is part of the adventure of Mull. On one particular trip it was so windy, we couldn't stand up straight!
Seaview Bed & Breakfast
1 Review and 207 Opinions A pleasant stay. Not much to do in Fionnphort but enjoy the scenery around you. The drive to...
The Keel Row: Great views from here
The Keel Row does a roaring trade, Being the only restaurant near to the Iona ferry it catches all the passing trade and of course is a change from wherever you might be staying nearby. We tried to reserve a table but were told to get there early and then it was a matter of...
CRAIGNURE INN: Don't Miss The Fresh Seafood!
The pub of the inn serves as the local focal point for social gathering bringing in locals, passersby and many from the nearby campsite. The place was packed every night I was there ensuring great conversation. The food was great, as well, myself quickly digging into local...
The Best Of Both Worlds
As you will have read, we drove to Mull in our motorhome carrying our new motorbike on the back. This in itself was some feat as it had taken weeks of buying, transporting and fixing a suitable motorbike rack to the van's draw-bar. Our first trial with the bike on the rack...
Routes To Mull
The three ferry routes to Mull are: Oban to Craignure Lochaline to Fishnish Kilchoan to Tobermory.We opted for the small ferry and 15 min. crossing from Lochaline. Ok so it takes longer to get to Lochaline but you don't have to book this ferry in advance, which you do if you...
Getting there: Take the ferry
Catch the Isle of Mull ferry in Oban. It is a car ferry, but also takes walk-on passengers. It runs about every 2 hours.The ferry has food service, a pub, some shops, and comfortable indoor areas to sit, but we were all up on the top deck in the cold because of the great...
Our route to Mull was from Lochaline in the Ardnamurchan peninsula. The shortest route to Lochaline travelling from the south, involves the Corran ferry, saving the long journey around Loch Linnhe and Loch Eil . This is literally a five min. crossing and cost us £5.20. Watch...
This little section gets repeated throughout my Scottish selections. Weather is an important factor in anyone’s trip to Scotland and especially to its western Highlands and Islands. Summers are brief. Days change quickly. Heavy rains give way to sun and back to rain once...
SINGLE LANES AND BUSES
You’ll learn to quickly identify the little black and white pillars along the road that denote turnouts where people can pass each other along the single lane roads. You need to develop this skill quickly along the Craignure-Fionnphort road with the big tour buses trundling...
Isle of Mull
Either take a wheeled trolley case or holdall, if you don`t have a rucksack since the hills are super-steep. Do take a small backpack with you for any walks / climbs / sailings / tours / horse riding.
Sturdy walking shoes/boots are a must as are wellies. Don`t do as I did...
Wild life in abundance
We set off down the road to Carsaig with a view to seeing Carsaig Arches, These are sea arches I had seen pictures of and thought it might be a a nice trip. The road is very narrow and very precarious, however we saw stags, Hares and eagles, not to mention a beautiful...
GEORGIAN MANOR AT LOCHBUIE
Castles can be drafty, dank and gloomy. If you don’t have to worry about clansmen, neighbors or the occasional passerby with a claymore than why not build something a little lighter in style? Say something like a Georgian-style manor house? Well, that is what the Maclaine of...
Fun On The Water
Obviously Mull is surrounded by sea as well as having a number of sea lochs, all ideal for boating and kayaking.We are fortunate to own a 3.3 metre inflateable that packs away and fits in our motorhome. It takes us around 30 mins to have it inflated and boarded, then comes...
Plenty of Fish Out There.....
When we travel to coastral Scotland, we always take our boat with us.We like to fish from the sea lochs (which tend to be calmer than the open sea) as well as the open sea when it is not rough.Mull certainly proved to be a rewarding place for fishing, we caught many mackerel...
Watching The Wildlife...
I am constantly on the look out for wild life, in particular otters, seals, porpoises and dolphins. This year, disappointingly, we only saw one seal, while we were camped on Loch Na Keal. She came bobbing passed every day. We called her Sally seal.We also had Heinrich heron...
Just the best place to free-camp on Mull as you are made to feel welcome. As you approach the beach, there is a sign saying, " Camping. Apply here." or some such similar message. You pay £1 a night for any unit, any number of occupants, be it tent, caravan or motorhome....
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