If an exciting adventure into the Scottish wilderness sounds good to you, why not visit the Isle of Mull. Mull is a mythical place full of history and traditions. It also has some of the best scenery Scotland has to offer, from the heights of ‘Ben More’ to the beautiful sands of ‘Calgary Bay’. Moreover, people come from all over the world to see its wildlife.
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Spring or early summer is probably best. From April to June the weather is fairly stable, and mostly dry. You’re also more likely to see puffins and other interesting species of bird during these times. If you’re going hiking or camping, be aware that midges can be a problem if you come later in the year. The midge season is roughly May to September.
You might also consider timing your trip so it coincides with special events. The ‘Tobermory Highland Games’ usually takes place in July and is popular with locals and tourists alike. It makes for a wonderful day out, with a great atmosphere. The ‘Isle of Mull Rally’ is also great fun, and usually takes place in October.
If you’re planning on visiting Staffa, why not time your trip so it coincides with the ‘Mendelssohn on Mull Festival’, where you’ll learn about the history of Mendelssohn and his fascination with Staffa and Fingal’s Cave.
- Tobermory’s ‘Café Fish’ is renowned for its fresh seafood dishes. It’s in a beautiful location and has a great atmosphere.
- ‘Ninth Wave’ has won awards for its delicious seafood and beef dishes.
- ‘Hebridean Lodge’ is another great choice for freshly prepared seafood dishes.
- ‘Am Birlinn’, located near the town of Dervaig, serves delicious food at a reasonable price. Make sure to book in advance. As with most restaurants on Mull, they specialise in seafood. Their langoustines are particularly good. Also, be sure to sample their cranachan cheesecake.
Check out our Isle of Mull restaurant guide here