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Information about the Isle of Mull

The Isle of Mull is located off the west coast of mainland Scotland and is the second largest of a group of islands that make up the Inner Hebrides. The Isle of Mull has a population of 2800 people, most living close to the island’s main village of Tobermory. The island is easily accessible, and is usually reached by sailing from the pretty west coast fishing town of Oban, from which it is a 45 minute journey on the ferry to Craignure, a small village in Mull’s south eastern corner. There are also two further ferry connections to the mainland: Fishnish – Lochaline and Tobermory – Kilchoan, but these tend not to be used as much, owing to the remote location of the mainland ports.

Mull has earned a deserved reputation as one of the best places to see wildlife in the United Kingdom. It is the abundance of species and diversity of habitat that draws many visitors back again and again. Eagles, otters, and red deer are a common draw, as is the fact that the island is one of the best places to see whales. Many boat trips are on offer to allow visitors to get closer view of these amazing mammals, and if visiting the island, at least one boat trip is recommended to gain an appreciation for the beauty and richness of the marine environment surrounding this island.

There are dramatic bays and beaches scattered along the three hundred miles of superb coastline with exceptional beaches at Calgary and on the Ross of Mull. There are also plenty of boat trips to nearby islands such as Iona, with its famous Abbey and Chapel; to the Treshnish Isles with their excellent birdlife; and of course Staffa, with its impressive basalt columns. Mull has great acclaim as having the greatest biodiversity of any place of comparable size in Britain.

This is a fantastic place to spend a holiday, with excellent walking, fishing and outdoor pursuits, all set in spectacular scenery. There is abundant wildlife and many attractions to visit during your stay as well as lots of fantastic places to eat.

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