Top 10 Things to do in Isle of Mull, United Kingdom (UK)

November 16, 2017 Oliva Fomby

A trip to the Isle of Mull isn’t complete without a visit to the Tobermory Distillery, one of the oldest distillers in the country, and a snort of their single malt Scotch. Mull was first settled around 3000 B.C., but thankfully much of the island’s rustic natural beauty has been preserved. Explore the deep-sea cavern of MacKinnon’s Cave, try to solve the mystery of the Lochbuie stone circle and play royal at the 13th-century Duart Castle.
Restaurants in Isle of Mull

1. Isle of Staffa

Scotland +44 7717 581405
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5 based on 345 reviews

Isle of Staffa

Reviewed By jasper719 - notts

Moored in Tobermery, weather forecast good so set off for Staffa, we have been before, even had a dive there but that was many years ago. The northerly route is very picturesque taking in Coll and Tyree, if you are lucky dolphins can often be seen, before passing the Treshnish Isles. Stood out to the west of Ulva lies the magnificent site of Staffa. Its Basaltic columns rise out of the sea, an awesome site. On the south of the island is cave where small boats can venture in, on our last visit, in a R,I,B, we went right inside but today decided to stay on the entrance.,To the south lies the island of Iona, on the opposite side of the sound is Fionnphort and a small ferry runs between the two little ports. The north coast towards Bunessan is also a place where basaltic columns rise from the sea, great to see but not as grand as Staffa. Looking eastwards between Loch Scridain and Loch na Keal is some shear cliffs with a waterfall over them, in a really bad westerly wind these are called "mares tails" as the wind blows the water back over the cliff top, a stunning site but not from a small boat in that weather. That's it for today, back to Tobermory marina.

2. Mull Eagle Watch

Glen Seilisdeir | Tiroran Forest, Isle of Mull, PA69 6ET, Scotland +44 1680 812556
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4.5 based on 207 reviews

Mull Eagle Watch

Mull Eagle Watch offers ranger-led visits to view Britain's largest and most impressive bird of prey, the white-tailed eagle. There's also a really good chance of seeing other wildlife including golden eagles.

Reviewed By Robin L - Glasgow, United Kingdom

Our RSPB Guide, Meryl Varty, was both very knowledgeable and filled with infectious enthusiasm. We saw both eagles on the nest at the same time - a very unusual sight. The eagles scored above us, when not feeding the chick. It was a marvellous morning...MoreHi Robin, Thanks very much for the great review. We're really glad you had a lovely trip to our Tiroran viewing hide. Sounds like you were lucky and had some amazing encounters. Thanks again

3. Caledonian MacBrayne - Tobermory Day Trips

A848, Main Street | Tobermoy Ferry Terminal, Tobermory P75 6NU, Scotland +44 800 066 5000
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4.5 based on 161 reviews

Caledonian MacBrayne - Tobermory Day Trips

Mull is wild and beautiful. 300 miles of dramatic coastline, including some excellent Beaches, and a castle that's appeared in several films. The island's main town, Tobermory, is famed for the cheerful colours of its waterfront buildings and the yachts bobbing in the natural harbour, where legend has it that one of the Spanish Armada ships sank in 1588 carrying gold bullion. Tobermory is also well known for being the setting of hit children's TV show Balamory.

Reviewed By Michael R - Southlake, Texas

We were on the Isle of Mull car ferry on the way over from Oban to Craignure - line up early, as they are very prompt and efficient about getting cars and trucks loaded. Large, spacious upstairs lounge for the 45 minute transit.

4. Ardalanish Isle Of Mull Weavers

Ardalanish, Bunessan PA67 6DR, Scotland +44 1681 700265
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4.5 based on 100 reviews

Ardalanish Isle Of Mull Weavers

Reviewed By ChiffeLondon - Oxford, United Kingdom

What a lovely place.
Very welcoming and open. I had a chance to wander around the studio where the weaving takes place despite it being closed. The shop stayed open a little while longer too. Very friendly and accommodating.
Lovely to see some beautiful items crafted on the island and to see the process start to finish.
The location is magical and I'd have never found the nearby beach if it hadn't been for my visit to Ardalanish Weavers. It's a real beauty. White sand...wildflowers right up to the beach. Lots of wildlife.
A lovely detour if you find yourself on this part of the island.
I bought one of their blankets and have already had lots of comments. Thank you :)

5. Calgary Bay

Scotland
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4.5 based on 521 reviews

Calgary Bay

Reviewed By Anuj_Mithani - Mumbai, India

We drove here from Tobermory along a single track record with some wonderful views (especially the viewpoint over Dervaig). Free parking is available, and the beach itself is a short walk from there. We spent half an hour there walking on the beautiful white sand along the crystal clear water, with an adorable Labrador puppy providing much entertainment to onlookers. It wasn’t very crowded and is a popular picnic spot for families.

6. Aros Park

Lodge A848 Aros Park Lodge Aros Park, Tobermory, Scotland
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4.5 based on 138 reviews

Aros Park

Reviewed By PD53 - Dalton-in-Furness, United Kingdom

This park is free and offers stunning walks near Tobermory. There are beautiful walks and stunning Waterfalls. All the paths are clearly marked and included distances and difficulty levels so there is something for all ages and abilities.

7. Tobermory Distillery

High Street, Tobermory PA75, Scotland +44 1688 302647
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4.5 based on 463 reviews

Tobermory Distillery

Reviewed By Salmanthegodfather

All the way from Oban via ship to the isle of Mull then by the road rides to Tobermory village.
Couldn’t believe this place would be that amazing full if natures , historic buildings and last but not least the Distillery which has beautiful victorian buildings and so great experience to observe how do they make it.

8. Mull Museum

Main Street | Columba Buildings, Tobermory PA75 6NU, Scotland +44 1688 301100
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4.5 based on 278 reviews

Mull Museum

Reviewed By David G - Peebles, United Kingdom

Tucked away amongst the retailer shop on the front at Tobermory is the most marvellous small museum. No space is left untouched and each piece on display adds to the visitors knowledge and experience of the Isle of Mull. Particularly enjoyed the display and narration about the Neptune II and its unplanned crossing of the Atlantic in 1929/1930. Free entry but donations most welcome.

9. Calgary Art in Nature

Calgary Bay, Calgary PA75 6QQ, Scotland +44 1688 400256
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4.5 based on 148 reviews

Calgary Art in Nature

Reviewed By Cecil H - Shrewsbury, United Kingdom

Having had an enjoyable lunch in the adjacent coffee shop, we were pleased to discover this amazing art trail. We spent a lovely hour or so walking through the woods coming across various pieces of art work. Glorious views of Calgary Bay from a vantage point. Check out some of the photos on this page.

10. Duart Castle

Duart Castle Isle of Mull, PA64 6AP, Scotland +44 1680 812309
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4.5 based on 512 reviews

Duart Castle

The ancient Clan Castle, proudly guards the sea cliffs of the Isle of Mull. Brought back from ruin in 1911, Duart Castle treasures 800 years of history of one of Scotland's oldest Clans, The Maclean's and it one of the last surviving, privately owned Clan Castles in Scotland. Visit us today and explore the turbulent past of the Clan, the battles and the love stories. Learn more about the Maclean's today and the family who are direct decendents. Enjoy the ancient Keep, ghostly Dungeons, magnificent Banqueting Hall, quaint Edwardian State Rooms and breathtaking views from the Battlements. Duart Castle was featured in a number of Hollywood films such as Sean Connery's, Entrapment (1999), "When Eight Bells Toll" (1971) with Antony Hopkins and "I know where I'm going" (1945). The Castle is open from April through to October every year and hosts a number of Weddings and Events throughout the summer months such as Outdoor Theatre, Military Re-enactments, Music, Storytelling, Birds of Prey and Scottish Pipers and Highland Dancers. Travel to Mull via the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry from Lochaline to Fishnish or from Oban to Craignure. Duart Castle is a 10 minute drive from Craignure or 3 miles by car. The Duart Coach meets the Oban ferry daily throughout the summer. Castle opens 1st April (Sun-Thurs ) & daily from 1st May to 18th Oct.

Reviewed By Mary M - Dallas, TX

Duart Castle is a very special place - it is a private, 13th-century Scottish castle and seat of Clan MacLean with great views of the Sound of Mull. The staff goes above and beyond to make visitors feel at home and are very knowledgeable about the Castle's interesting history. The Tea Shop and Gift Shop are also worth a visit. I highly recommend this truly remarkable site!! Interestingly, the movie 'Entrapment' from 1999 starring Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones was filmed at Duart Castle.

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