Tobermory Waterfront, Isle of Mull, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on the Isle of Mull off Scotland’s West Coast.

The island extends to 475 sq km and has a population of about 2800.

Mull is very popular with visitors, being easily accessed via short ferry ride from Oban on the mainland. Mull is also the transit route to reach the ‘holy island’ of Iona.

Here is a listing of attractions and places of interest:

  • Tobermory. This harbour-side town is the capital of Mull and is kept busy with visitors, fishermen, locals and ferry traffic. Best known for its multi-coloured harbour side buildings.
  • Tobermory Scotch Whisky Distillery. Located in the town. Visitors can join a tour to learn about the malting, mashing, fermentation, distillation and maturation process.
  • Mackinnon’s Cave at Balmeanach, a deep, tidal cave where great care is required.
  • Eas Fors waterfall which plunges for 30 metres into a sea-pool.
  • Dervaig in the north-west. This location offers:
    • Views of the islands of Coll and Tiree.
    • Interesting 18th C church with pencil-spire and Maclean connection.
    • Lochbuie, where there is a chapel, Moy Castle and Lochbuie House.
    • Treshnish, the start of a 9.5km coastal and moorland walk.
  • Salen. Here is Aros Castle and colonies of common seals.
  • Craignure. Location of principal ferry port offering good views of Loch Linnhe.
  • Uisken Beach, a popular sandy bay where oyster-catchers can be observed.
  • Tigh-nan-Allt. This name is gaelic for ‘House of the River’. Here there are seals, bird life and a mussel farm. Glen More, a glacial valley featuring two lochs (lakes) and perhaps best known for a variety of birds of prey including eagles, buzzards and kestrels.
  • Wildlife walks and tours, including bird-watching, with local tour company.
  • Boat cruises to observe whales and other wildlife.
  • Duart Castle. A 13th century fortress and home of the Chief of Clan Maclean.
  • Treshnish Isles and Staffa. A boat trip for visitors interested in ornithology, geology, photography and natural history.
  • Visit Lunga and Staffa including Fingal’s Cave.
  • Calgary Bay on the island’s North-West coast.

Fionnphort, Isle of Mull, Scotland

Waterfall on West of Mull

Isle of Mull Ferry at Craignure

Landscape view of Western Mull, Scotland

Image of Tobermory, Isle of Mull, Scotland

Calgary Bay, Isle of Mull, Scotland

Highland Cow, Isle of Mull, Scotland

Duart Castle, Isle of Mull, Scotland

Tobermory Distillery, Mull, Scotland

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