Island of Mull Travel Guide

  • Tobermory
    Tobermory
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    Taken on horse back near Salen
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    Distillery
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Island of Mull Things to Do

  • Watching Eagles on Mull

    The RSPB on Mull have set up a viewing station at a safe distance from the nest of the White-tailed Sea Eagles. We booked some places at the watch and enjoyed excellent views of the eagle and its growing chick on the huge nest. The ranger who accompanied us to the site was extremely informative and was very patient in answering all of our...

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  • Go on a Mull Wildlife Safari

    Myself and my 3 birding buddies booked a day trip with Richard Atkinson, an experienced guide of 20 years on the island of Mull.The trip turned out to be excellent and sure enough he managed to locate for us White-tailed Sea eagle, Golden Eagle and Otters though I think he was quite lucky with these mammals. He clearly knew the best locations and...

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  • Take a day trip to the Treshnish Isles &...

    Starting from the small jetty at Ulva Ferry the boats operated by a Mull-based company offer a journey to the island of Staffa and then on to the larger island of Lunga, one of a group called the Treshnish Isles. The boat ride lasts between 2 and 3 hours in total with about an hour on Staffa and two hours on Lunga. Neither of the islands have any...

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  • Craignure

    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 a few other places to eat. A few B&B places and the campsite which also has...

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  • 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 are geared to tourists, and mostly expensive, but it was fun to look. I did...

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  • 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 feel. The statue of the fallen Christ stands here outside the centre. The...

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Island of Mull Restaurants

  • Local Seafood

    2013.This is now a cafe, no longer a seafood place.I'm afraid we didn't actually eat here (I was feeling decidedly scruffy after a few days free-camping and had no decent clean clothes fit for a restaurant) but I liked the look of the place.This restaurant was taken over as a new enterprise by a fishing family last year and specialises in whatever...

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  • 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 waiting for a table. e arrived around 6.30pm and only waited 30minutes. We...

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  • 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 mussels pulled from nearby Loch Spelve. Plenty of other specials to choose...

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Island of Mull Nightlife

  • Mull? Nightlife? You're kidding, right?

    This is what Mull nightlife is all about... Depends a lot on who you're with, where you are, and who's watching ;-)

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  • Fill'er Up Barkeep!

    As mentioned in restaurant tip this pub hosts musicians during the Isle of Mull Music Festival and it's quite a festive atmosphere. Normally the only nightlife you'll find on the island is in pubs and during the festival it is fantastic. Anything goes, have you got a kilt?

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Island of Mull Transportation

  • 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 want to depart from Oban. We didn't want to be tied to a particular time,...

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  • 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 was not a success as it wobbled a great deal and just generally was NOT...

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  • 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 view. The ferry passes fairly close to the ruins of the Castle Duart.

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Island of Mull Shopping

  • Tobermory

    I decided to list Tobermory under "shopping" as for anyone staying on Mull and suffering withdrawal symptoms from retail therapy, this is the place you'll aim for!!!I'm not even going to mention Balamory as I know nothing about the programme but we certainly didn't find it "in our face" although there were some obvious tourist hotspots on the way...

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  • Licenced Ironmonger ... Interesting...

    Brown's jumps out first because of the Blue and White of the outer walls. It is an Ironmonger (Hardware store for us North Americans), with some sporting goods, some automotive items, AND it is a wines & spirits shop. My great aunt used to say that it was the only licenced ironmongers shop in the Hebridean islands that also sold knitting wool! My...

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  • Weaving in Style

    Isle of Mull Weavers, they weave their own products and you can buy beautiful blankets, scarfs and woolen wear in traditional Scottish designs or in plain colours. I bought a lovely muted green scarf and a cream colour blanket and would have bought a sweater if my budget had allowed it.

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Island of Mull Local Customs

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    by hayward68 Written Aug 29, 2002

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    While driving on Mull you will often be required to pull over to allow another car to pass you or they'll let you pass. It is customary to raise a hand in thanks and then the driver who has waited returns the salute, accompanied by a friendly smile. You'll find out how easy it is to slip into this mode :-)

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Island of Mull Warnings and Dangers

  • WEATHER

    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 more. Stars can shine in the evening skies gloriously only to be replaced by...

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  • 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 along the way. Bicyclists will also appreciate the pillars in the interest...

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  • Traffic Jams on Mull?

    Well, no, there aren't exactly any traffic jams, but visitors heading for Iona should be aware of the peculiar habits of daytrippers and coach tours. Most of them leave from Oban in the morning and head back -- sometimes with a detour to Tobermory -- around 3 or 4 o' clock. Since the road is almost exclusively single-track, it can be very...

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Island of Mull What to Pack

  • 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 and take a pair of heels for one night, since it is impossible to walk up...

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  • Midges Are Murder

    Whatever it is make sure it's light, I always overpack and suffer the consequences. It's the UK, pack raingear. Bring your dancing shoes for those impromptu ceilidhs. Strong insect repellant for those murderous midges.. A small camera that fits in a pocket for taking to pubs.

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  • Tobermory spells WEATHER

    Waterproof luggage Bring comfortable walking shoes, and wet weather gear - and prepare for anything weatherwise. It is always best to dress in layers so you are ready for WEATHER. Please don't forget your camera and lots of film/video tapes/digital camera disks. Bring bug repellent. The midgies are fierce.

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Island of Mull Off The Beaten Path

  • 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 cottage where Turkeys, ducks, cockerels and hens wandered round at their leisure....

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  • 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 Lochbuie family did about 1790. The Maclaine clan did not lose their lands...

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  • ST KILDA’S CHURCH

    Built on foundations of earlier chapel or burial site dating to more than 800 years, the little St Kilda’s Episcopal Church dates to 1876 and was a bit of a family chapel for the Maclaine clan. Various tablets within the small chapel are dedicated to members of the Maclaine family of the late 19th century. The family was not buried here but at a...

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Island of Mull Sports & Outdoors

  • 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 as well as some large pollock.Please remember to throw back all undersized...

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  • 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 the hard work, carrying it down to the water and carrying our 6hp Yamaha...

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  • Tour of Mull Car Rally 2

    We are now famous celbrity-type media stars - Doug and I were interviewed LIVE on the world-famous Oban FM. I feel like I should be charging you lot $1,000,000 for exclusive rights to my photos from now on.

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Island of Mull Favorites

  • 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 on Loch Na keal, he was a constant companion and he certainly found plenty...

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  • Uisken

    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. There are no facilities except the occasional bit of firewood and plenty of...

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  • Seals and Porpoises

    Too many to mention really. One thing that will always stay with me was when porpoises were circling around us when we were out in the boat. We had seen them before, swimming and coming out of the water but from a distance. This time they were within a few feet of us, just their black fins showing above the water. It was almost as if they wanted...

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Iona
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Corran Ferry
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LADY ROCK
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CRANNOG ON LOCH SGUABAIN
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DUART CASTLE
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MULL MUSEUM
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Ardmeanach Peninsula
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Loch Assapol
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Ardalanish Bay
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Isle of Ulva
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Iona
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Lochbuie and Loch Spelve
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Loch Na Keal
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Fionnphort
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Loch Scridain
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Kintra
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