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
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 (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.
Mull Music Festival will next take place on 25th – 29th April 2019
Mull Spotive (cycling competition) takes place on Sunday 2nd June 2019
Mendelssohn on Mull Festival will next be held in September 2019 (dates TBC)
The Mull Highland Games takes place on Thursday 19th July 2018
Tobermory RNLI fund raising day will be on Sunday 12th August 2018
The Mull Mòd takes place on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th September 2018
The Mull Rally takes place over the weekend of 12 – 14 October 2018
Tobermory Christmas Light Switch-On is usually the last Friday in November, date TBC
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.