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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Mull is the second largest Inner Hebridean island, and the fourth largest island in the UK.

THINGS TO DO IN MULL

Have a close encounter with Mull sea creatures at Mull Aquarium

This is an aquarium with a difference. The sea creatures on show are only held for around 4 weeks and then released back into the sea.
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Join a ranger led Eagle watch

A family of White tailed eagles have been successfully breeding and flying around Mull since 1985.
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Take a boat trip to the enchanting Fingal’s Cave on Staffa

A trip to Fingal’s Cave really is a MUST if you are anywhere nearby. As well as this unbelievable sight you are also treated to spectacular scenery and the chance to see guillemots, fulmars, great skuas, gannets, puffins and razorbills
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Take a short ferry trip to Ulva

You can take a short ferry trip to the island and see some ancient remains, wildlife such as red deer and sea otters, birds, an old croft that Livingstone’s grandparents lived in and Shiela’s Cottage where you can learn about famous visitors to Ulva.
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Take a guided pony trek over hills, loch, river and beach

This is a great way of experiencing Mull and its wildlife. The guided trek takes you from the middle of the island at Loch na Keal over hills, across the River Ba and along the beach.
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Go Munro Bagging on Mull at Ben More

Ben More is Mull’s only Munro (mountain over 3000ft) and it can be climbed from a few different starting points
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Calling all golfers…don’t leave without playing a game in Mull

Mull has two golf courses, one on the clifftop above Tobermory and the other on the shore of Scallastle Bay.
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Step back in time to the Bronze Age at Lochbuie Stone Circle

There are ancient cairns, cists, remains and a number of sites of standing stones throughout Mull dating back as far as the Bronze Age.
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Duart Castle

Mull has a number of castles so why is Duart Castle worth a visit?
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Dolphin and Whale Watching in Mull

There are many boat tours that you can take to try and spot dolphins, porpoise, seals, orca, sharks and even Minke whales.
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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

FACTS ABOUT MULL

Mull belongs to the ‘Argyll and Bute’ council area

The main industries in Mull are fishing, farming, and tourism.

People from Mull are known as Mullochs.

‘Ben More’, Mull’s highest peak, is 966 metres tall.

Mull is the second largest Inner Hebridean island, and the fourth largest island in the UK (excluding Ireland).

Mull is thought to have been inhabited by humans since just after the last Ice Age ended.

Christianity was established in Mull by St Columba in the 6th century, even though it had arrived there in the previous century. St Columba travelled to Mull from Ireland, via Iona, in 563.

Iona was a place of great religious importance to medieval Scots. It was religious artefacts held there that attracted Vikings to the area, starting with their raid of Iona in 795.

The town of Tobermory was founded in 1788 by the 'British Fisheries Society'.

In the early 19th century Mull had a population of over 10,000. By the beginning of the 20th century it had dropped to the point that there were more sheep on Mull than human beings. Today, it’s home to just under 3000 people.