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

road sign

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)


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 Spotive (cycling competition) usually takes place the first Sunday in June

  • The Mull Highland Games usually takes place a Thursday, around 20th – 25th July

  • Tobermory RNLI fund raising day is usually on the middle Sunday in August

  • The Mull Mòd usually takes place in the middle of September

  • The Mull Rally usually takes place over the 2nd weekend of October

  • Tobermory Christmas Light Switch-On is usually on the last Friday of November

  • Round Mull yacht race is usually the first weekend of July

  • Scottish Cyclecross is usually the start of December

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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Boathouse Restaurant, Ulva

Amazing seafood, landed right outside, daily.
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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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Glengorm Castle

Tea and Cake at the castle.
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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 Discovery Centre

Information on whales & dolphins
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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.