Location Map

Directions from Craignure ferry terminal

37 min (21.0 miles)
via A849 and A848

  • Exit ferry and turn right onto A849

  • Continue onto A848

  • At roundabout, take the 1st exit onto B8073

  • Turn right onto Breadalbane St

Tobermory
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Driving on Mull

Visitors to Mull need to be aware that the majority of the roads are single track. This can make driving much slower and sometimes much more stressful than on double track roads.

Passing places are available, but they are small and often only big enough for 1 car. Visitors should always pull over to the left-hand side, even if the passing place is on the right-hand side, as the car coming towards you will be expecting you to be on the left-hand side, where they can pass you.

If a car is driving very close behind you it is likely the driver is local, knows the roads well and is in a hurry to go about their daily life. Please pull over at the next available passing place and let them pass, as they may be a nurse trying to reach a patient, etc.

If you are unsure of driving on Mull, please leave your car on the mainland and use the buses or taxis to travel around Mull, which will be far less stressful for everyone.

Tobermory (Tobar Mhoire)

History

Tobermory (Scottish Gaelic: Tobar Mhoire meaning the Well of Mary) is the capital of the Isle of Mull in the Scottish Inner Hebrides. With a current population of 1,000, the town was founded as a fishing port in 1788 by the British Fisheries Society.

In 1847 Queen Victoria visited Tobermory in the Royal Yacht (Victoria and Albert) and described Tobermory as “prettily situated”. The town then had a reputation for being on the ‘Royal Route’ and Steamships Companies used this description in its advertising material to attract people onto its cruises. The promotion worked, and the village didn’t look back. By now the village had around a thousand inhabitants and the buildings were developing outwards to the north.

The area where the Mishnish pub is now standing was constructed and more seawall was extended to carry the road. In 1864 a new deep water pier was completed to service larger vessels that had become necessary to service all the growing small communities up the West Coast of Scotland. The importance of Tobermory’s safe harbour was now as important as ever to passing vessels. More vessels meant more trade and the Tobermory shops developed and with them the necessary trades.

Annual Events

  • Mull Music Festival will next take place on 20th – 23rd April 2018

  • Mull Spotive (cycling competition) takes place on Sunday 4th June 2017

  • Mendelssohn on Mull Festival will next be held from Sunday 2nd – Friday 7th July 2017

  • The Mull Highland Games takes place on Thursday 20th July 2017

  • Tobermory RNLI fund raising day will be on Sunday 13th August 2017

  • The Mull Mòd takes place on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th September 2017

  • The Mull Rally takes place over the weekend of 13 – 15 October 2017

  • Tobermory Christmas Light Switch-On will take place on Friday 24th November 2017

Things To See & Do

Here at Willow Cottage we are happy to give you advice on the many pursuits on the Isle of Mull. We are sure there is something for almost everyone, and here are some of the things you might enjoy during your stay.

beach art
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Calgary Art in Nature

See what you discover.
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cheese worker
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Isle of Mull Cheese Farm

Visit the calves.
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Whisky Tour

Take a tour of the Tobermory Distillery.
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aros park mull
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Aros Park

Great views with places to play and picnic area.
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tour boats
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Staffa Tours

Staffa Tours run daily trips to Staffa and Lunga.
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sunset
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Calgary Bay

Spectacular sandy beach, watch out for the rabbits!
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fidden beach ross of mull
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Fidden Beach

Sample the Caribbean sands on Mull.
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castle
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Glengorm Castle

Tea and Cake at the castle.
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eagle
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Loch Na Keal

Experience wildlife spotting and great views.
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orca's swimming
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HWDT Visitor Centre

Information on recent sightings.
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cafe fish
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Café Fish

Enjoy the best seafood on Mull.
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Iona Abbey
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Isle of Iona

Make a pilgrimage to the sacred home of Saint Columba.
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Spanish galleon

Local Folklore

Legend has it that the wreck of a Spanish galleon laden with gold lies somewhere in the mud at the bottom of Tobermory Bay – although the ship’s true identity, and cargo, have long been disputed.
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