Destination: Isle of Mull

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Stunning, rugged Scottish Island

Isle of Mull

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Introducing Isle of Mull


A short ferry journey from the mainland, The Isle of Mull is a wonderful place to visit, especially if you're a nature lover. Not only is it one of the best places to see birds of prey in the UK, but there are ample opportunities to view marine life all around the island including whales, seals, dolphins and more amidst some gorgeous hillscapes which walkers will enjoy. Tobermory, capital of Mull, is one of the prettiest ports in Scotland, thanks to the colourful houses and a sheltered bay. It is also the setting for the UK kids show Balamory. Mull is also a great base for taking a boat trip over to explore the islands of Iona, Coll and Tiree.

Isle of Mull

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Region: Scotland

Time to spend here: 1 - 3 days

More Information: www.explore-isle-of-mull.co.uk

What's nearby? Isle of Iona, Isle of Tiree

What transport do you recommend? Transport on Mull is limited. A vehicle is needed to enjoy it fully.

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Tobermory

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Apart from Tobermory's delightfully coloured houses lining the harbour, the town offers a number of interesting water based activities including the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust, which is dedicated to enhancing knowledge and understanding of Scotland's whales, dolphins and porpoises and runs wildlife-watching trips. There are also several operators running various scenic boat trips as well as fishing trips.
Time to spend here: 3 hours   More information

Craignure

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At Craignure is where most visitors arrive on the island from the town of Oban on the mainland. The Mull Rail steam train runs 1.5 miles to Torosay Castle which occupies a beautifully sheltered south-facing location on the north-west side of Mull's Duart Bay. Kids will also enjoy clambering over the battlements of Duart Castle, perched on top of a rocky outcrop at the end of a peninsula near the easternmost corner of Mull.
Time to spend here: 3 hours   More information

Dervaig

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At Dervaig in the west of the island you can take sightseeing cruises to Fingal's cave on Staffa which is a haven for seabirds. Just outside Dervaig, Old Byre Heritage Centre relates the history and traditions of Mull, while the picturesque church, with its pencil steeple, has superb stained-glass windows. Further west Calgary has one of Scotland's finest beaches in a secluded bay.
Time to spend here: 3 hours   More information

Macquarie Mausoleum

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Australians will be interested to know that the remains of Major General Lachlan Macquarie who was made governor of New South Wales in 1809 and widely regarded as the 'Father of Australia' has he is buried on the island in the Macquarie Mausoleum on the island.
Time to spend here: 3 hours   More information

The Isle of Iona

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The Isle of Iona (just 3.5 x 1.5 miles) is the birthplace of Celtic Christianity. St Columba came here in 563 exiled from his native Ireland, and built a monastery. Today the beautiful Iona Abbey (which lies not far from the original monastery burned down by Viking raiders during the 9th century) is home to the Iona Community and a place of Christian pilgrimage.
Time to spend here: half day   More information

The Isle of Tiree

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The Isle of Tiree is all about tranquility where all you can hear are the waves lapping on the vast white sand beaches and birdsongs. Like Tiree, the Isle of Coll doesn't have any 'attractions' as such, but plenty of sandy beaches and is a place of peace and refuge.
Time to spend here: half day   More information

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