Calgary Art in Nature | North Mull, Calgary
Positioned behind the beautiful Calgary Beach, Calgary Art in Nature exhibits work by local artists as well as the resident woodcarver. There is a tearoom and gallery and a network of walking trails through the local woodland around the many sculptural pieces of art work set in the woodland itself.
Glengorm Natural History Walks | Glengorm
Pay a visit to the Glengorm Castle Estate, just a short drive from Tobermory, to take part in guided natural history walks with the Glengorm Wildlife Project. A ranger will lead you and help identify flora and fauna along the way, revealing the island's biodiversity and rich history.
Hebridean Whale & Dolphin Trust | Tobermory
The Hebridean Whale & Dolphin Trust are a charity committed to conserving marine life in Scotland's west coast seas. Their Discovery Centre is located on the harbourfront in Tobermory, with informative displays, inspiring talks and family friendly activities. They also lead seasonal events, including headland watches.
Lip na Cloiche | North Mull, near Ulva Ferry
This much acclaimed garden is open to visitors year round. Set on a west facing hillside, the garden has been lovingly created and is very imaginative, with chicken runs bordering the garden fence and pieces of driftwood and other found objects making up the steps and borders. The owner also offers plants and craft items for sale. No entry fee. Well worth a visit.
Mull Aquarium | Tobermory
Mull Aquarium is located within the Tobermory Harbour building - which is situated in the large car park beside the harbour in Tobermory. This is a catch and release aquarium; species are donated by local fishing boats and are held on display for a time before their return to open waters. There are touch pools, along with exhibits about the marine life found around Mull.
Mull Museum | North Mull, Tobermory
Located on the on the harbour front in Tobermory, Mull Museum (entry fee, donation welcome) has a good range of exhibits covering geology, ancient history right up to the more recent crofting days. There is also a range of literature on sale about the island's history.
Mull Theatre & An Tobar | North Mull, Tobermory
At Driumfin on the outskirts of Tobermory, visitors will find the Mull Theatre which hosts performances fom April through to October. In the town itself, just up the hill behind the main street is An Tobar, the arts centre with its gallery and cafe. An Tobar has live music performances as well as exhibitions in the gallery and is well worth a look on a visit to Tobermory.
Rainydays | North Mull, Tobermory
Rainydays is a community run indoor soft play area situated at the rear of the Aros Hall on the main street in Tobermory. Rainydays is open all year with extended opening times in the holidays. Healthy snacks and drinks are available for children, with teas and coffee and home baking from the cafe.
The Old Byre Heritage Centre | North Mull, Dervaig
Take the road south from Dervaig towards Calgary and you will see The Old Byre Heritage Centre signposted on your left hand side as you leave the village. There is a small tearoom with gift shop, a covered play area for children and a museum for visitors to enjoy. The museum has some great displays, and as well as informing about the history of the island, has some good information about wildlife, flora and fauna too.
The Picture Gallery | Tobermory
Artist Ronnie Leckie creates vibrant paintings of the island and its neighbours, as well as of local wildlife, which can be seen and purchased at his gallery on Tobermory's harbourfront. His paintings are bright, colourful and capture the spirit of the island.
Tobermory Distillery | North Mull
Take a tour at the distillery, situated at the southern end of the harbour next to the large, free car park and buy a fine bottle of single malt to take home at the end of the tour. Established in 1798, this is the only distillery on the island and one of the oldest in Scotland. Booking advised for tours.
Pony Trekking | Central Mull
For keen riders, or for those wanting an activity for all the family, there is pony trekking availabile at Killiechronan, situated in a stunning part of the island at the head of Loch na Keal. There are lots of options available from gentle pony treks to more challenging hill rides.
Isle of Ulva | Nearby Island
The island of Ulva reached via a 5 minute ferry trip off the west coast, is a great place to explore on foot. There are no cars on the island and some excellent signed walks on the cobbled roads. Delicious local food can also be enjoyed at the Boathouse, and a visit to the restored 'Shelia's Croft', an old black house, is not to be missed. Click here to find out more.
Tobermory | North Mull
A visit to the beautiful village of Tobermory with its array of coloured buildings on the sea front is not to be missed. There are a range of good shops, restaurants, cafe's and pubs for the visitor. For further information visit our villages page.
Central and South East Mull
Duart Castle | South Mull, Near Craignure
Duart Castle sits on a rocky prominentry at Duart Point. The castle is first seen when approaching the island on the ferry. It is the ancestoral home of the Clan Maclean and is open to visitors during the summer months and hosts various events throughout the year. You can walk around the castle and head up onto the roof terrace for amazing views. There is also a tearoom and some excellent short walks around the point.
Mull Eagle Hide
Located at Glen Seilisdeir, the hide (booking essential), is one of the best places to get a close view of these birds. The rangers will also share their knowledge about the birds and their habitat, well recommended.
Swimming Pool and Spa | Craignure
Visit the Isle of Mull Swimming Pool near Craignure. This 17 metre long pool has great sea views and an excellent Spa attached with sauna, steam room and outdoor jacuzzi pool. They also offer a range of beauty treatments.
Staffa | Nearby Island
A delightful 45 minute sailing to the small island of Staffa should not be missed. This geological wonder has a large sea cave all of columnar basalt. You can walk around the island and into fingals cave, before heading to the grassy pleatau on top, where puffins can be seen during the early summer months. Click here to find out more.
Ross of Mull
Ardalanish Weavers | Ardalanish
From their stunning location behind the beach Ardalanish Weavers produce tweeds and products for global export. The Weavers shop can be visited and you can learn about the process and purchase the products. They also sell refreshments and snacks too.
Mull Willow | Ardtun
Mull Willow offer willow weaving courses from their beautiful workshop on the Ross of Mull. You can learn the traditional craft of basket making as well as more modern art and sculptural work. You can book on a half day course, making a willow bird box for your garden or a beautifully woven basket, or visit for a full day and create a stool.
Ross of Mull Historical Centre | Bunessan, South Mull
Located in Bunessan, beside the ruins of an old corn Mill, this historical centre informs about the rich crofting history in this area of the island of Mull. Great for those interested in geneaology.
South West Mull Makers | Fionnphort
If you're spending time in Fionnphort or will be crossing over to Iona, make time for a visit to South West Mull Makers on your way. The result of lots of local artists, craftsmen and women, you'll find handmade items from paintings to pottery, jewellery to baskets. They also host some events throughout the year from their base in Fionnphort's Columba Centre.
Tireregan Nature Reserve | Knockvologan
Exploring Tireregan Nature Reserve is not without effort - you'll cross boggy land and uneven terrain - but the rewards are beautiful areas of woodland, views of ruined cottages following the Highland Clearances and finally, the white sands of Traigh Gheal. In this wild setting, it's easy to switch off and feel at one with the wildlife, while experiencing a snapshot of the island's nature and history.
Iona | Nearby Island
A fifteen minute ferry crossing from Mull's south western tip, the Isle of Iona, with its ancient Abbey and stunning beaches is one of Scotland's most sacred and historic sites. There are numerous eateries and gift shops on the island. Click here to find out more.
Fishing | Island Wide
The Isle of Mull has some excellent fishing opportunities. As well as 300 miles of coastline, there are estuaries, lochs, rivers and sandy marks to explore. There are regulations and permits available for the rivers and lochs. Have a look at this leaflet produced by Tackle and Books (who have a shop in Tobermory) for a useful guide on what is available and who to call for permits.
Geological Features | Island Wide
From the fossil beds at Ardtun to MacKinnon's Cave and MacCulloch's Fossil Tree, Mull has a wealth of interesting geological features to be explored. Some are reached more easily than others, so have a look at our walking page to find out more about routes to see these impressive geological features.
Mull Electric Bikes | Island Wide
Electric bikes can be hired from £25 per day from Cycle Mull. They have mountain bikes and child bikes too. Cycle Mull are located just a short walk up the hill from Tobermory harbour.
Ruins | Island Wide
Signs of ruined villages are present around the island. One of the most popular to visit is the ruined village at Shiaba, which is fairly well preserved with many remnants of walls that depict the fishermen's cottages that once stood there.
Walkers can also visit the ruined village of Gualachaolish, above Loch Spelve. Just a little further south from here, the ruin of Moy Castle can be seen from the walk to Laggan Sands at Lochbuie.
Standing Stones | Island Wide
There are several locations where you can see standing stones on the Isle of Mull. Two of the most popular are the Kilmore Standing Stones in the north-west of the island and the Lochbuie Stone Circle in the south east. Find out more about visiting them with our guide to walks on the island.
Whale Watching | North Mull
Tours depart from Tobermory. You sail out to the area of sea of North Mull's coast, where the deep water currents create the rich marine environment frequested by these large marine mammals. To find our more visit our boat trips page
Golf Courses | Craignure & Tobermory
There is an excellent 18 hole golf course above Tobermory with stunning panoramic views. There is also an 18 hole course at Craignure. Both have a clubhouse and are open to non members.
Walks on Mull | Island Wide
There are a huge variety of walking opportunities on the island. One well worth doing, is the climb up the Isle of Mull's highest mountain, Ben More, and don't forget to fit in one of the many excellent coastal walks, such as the long walk to Carsaig Arches. See our Walks on Mull page for more ideas.
Beaches on Mull | Island Wide
Go for a day at the beach. There are some fantastic sandy beaches on the island and a day spent exploring one will be enjoyed by all. See our list of Beaches on Mull
Landscape Photography | Island Wide
Join a photography workshop on the island during your stay. Islandscape Photography offer one and two day options as well as photography tours which are primarily field based with some studio tuition too. Family orientated workshops are also available – suitable for children aged 8 and over. Just contact Sam Jones for more information. 07747 601900.
Road Cycling on Mull | Island Wide
The Isle of Mull being largely single track roads though beautiful terrain is a fantastic place for cycling. Bike repair and hire can be arranged through the shop; On Yer Bike in Salen 01680 300 501. There are also a couple of annual events, a Cyclocross and a Cyclosportive.
Mountain Biking on Mull | Island Wide
There are excellent mountain biking routes across Mull. Options range from marked Forestry Commission Trails and old drovers roads to picking you own route over Mull’s mountains. Bike repair and hire can be arranged through the shop; On Yer Bike in Salen 01680 300 501.
Guided Wildlife Tours | Island Wide
These mini bus wildlife tours, taking a whole day and usually including lunch, can be a good thing to do at the start of your stay. The guides will be able to show you the best areas of the island for watching wildlife this season, and you can then revisit some of these localities during the rest of your holiday.
Treshnish Islands | Nearby Islands
This archipelago lies just off Mull's north west coast and is an excellent place to see Puffins up close. The islands are reached via a boat tour and the main island of Lunga can be explored on foot and makes for a great day out for all the family. Click here to find out more.