Discover the magical Isle of Mull
The Isle of Mull is home to rich history, bountiful wildlife and iconic scenery. From deserted beaches, bustling villages to stunning glens where White-Tailed Sea Eagles nest, its diversity is part of its attraction for visitors.
Mull is an ideal place to visit on a day out. We can help you discover this wonderful island with a range of ideas that suit independent travellers and those who prefer guided tours by experienced local people.
Simply scroll down to choose what suits you and have a look at the destination information and gallery of photographs on the tabs above so you can decide where you’d like to visit while on Mull.
If you'd like to explore the islands around Mull we run day trips to Iona, Staffa and the Treshnish Isles. Take a look at our Scottish Island tours page for more information on our boat trips from Mull
Things to do on the Isle of Mull
While the information below is in no way exhaustive, we have chosen some places we think you’d love to visit while exploring Mull. For more information we recommend that you visit www.holidaymull.co.uk and www.isle-of-mull.net.
Don't forget to take a look in the gallery for some photographs on the destinations below!
Tobermory is probably the most photographed village in Scotland due to its colourful houses and picturesque harbour. Home to the island’s biggest population and the fictitious Balamory from the BBC children’s programme of the same name, Tobermory is an ideal place to visit on a day out. With a range of small, locally-owned shops, cosy cafes and restaurants featuring locally-sourced produce as well as seasonal boat trips and Tobermory Distillery, there’s plenty to do and see.
Situated on the north west coast of Mull is the beautiful Calgary Bay. Featuring white sands, turquoise water and set on this stunning coastline, on a warm summer’s day it’s not hard to imagine you are in the Caribbean! While relatively isolated, there are places nearby where you can enjoy a drink, snack or meal as well as take in local art and crafts.
Is the ferry point for Staffa and Iona in the south west of the island on the Ross of Mull. The journey to Fionnphort from Craignure takes you through stunning scenery and is equalled on your arrival with the views over to Iona and beyond. Fionnphort itself consists of just a few houses, a restaurant and shop as well as the ferry terminal building complete with cafe.
Standing proudly on a clifftop guarding the Sound of Mull, Duart enjoys one of the most spectacular and unique positions on the West Coast of Scotland. For over 400 years this has been the base of the Clan Maclean's sea-borne power. Today the castle is open to the public from April to October and visitors may walk through the dungeons and state rooms at their leisure, ending on the top of the keep where it is easy to appreciate the strategic site of the castle.
Fishnish, on the east coast of the island between Craignure and Tobermory, is home to a new wildlife hide overlooking the Sound of Mull. The new hide offers views across the Sound and gives visitors the chance to watch seals, otters, sea eagles, dolphins and porpoises.
Ask the local experts
All our staff on Mull are local people with great local knowledge. If you want to know where the best place to see a Sea Eagle is or what to do in Tobermory, ask our drivers or our staff based at our Craignure depot– they’ll be only too happy to help!
For those of you making plans in advance, contact our Oban-based staff by telephone or email and they will find out the answers and get back to you quickly so you can plan your trip.
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