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Mull [1] is an island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. It is in the Argyll and Bute Council Area.

Mull is the fourth largest Scottish island, with an area of 338 square miles and a resident population around 2000. Mull is a popular destination for tourists, and also many people from Central Scotland have holiday homes here.




There are many small villages on the roads going around the coast of the island, the more notable of which are:

  • Dervaig
  • Calgary
  • Salen
  • Pennygowan
  • Craignure
  • Bunessan
  • Fionnphort

Other destinations


  • Tourist Office near the pier at Craignure.


Get in

Unless you have your own boat or plane, the only way in is on one of the Calmac ferries:

By Ferry

Calmac [2] run 3 ferries connecting Mull with the mainland, and one to Iona.

  • Oban to Craignure (daily 5-8 times per day, takes 45 minutes). Probably the most convenient for those without a car, as Oban has good bus and rail links.
  • Lochaline to Fishnish Sometimes hourly, taking 15 minutes.
  • Kilchoan on Ardnamurchan to Tobermory. Three per day, taking 35 minutes. Given how remote Ardnamurchan is, this is more a way of getting there, than a way of getting to Mull.
  • Iona to Fionnphort about 9 per day, taking 10 minutes. Beware of getting wet feet boarding the ferry.

Get around

By Bus

Local buses are operated by Bowmans [3], who also run tours. Buses to Tobermory and also to Iona connect with many of he ferries at Craignure. There are no Sunday services in winter.

By Train

The Isle Of Mull Railway runs just over a mile from Craignure to Torosay, and is a tourist attraction, not a useful part of the transport system.


  • Tobermory. If you have a small child with you, then you will probably not be able to avoid Tobermory, or Balamory as they will call it after the TV series. The town is picturesque, with painted buildings along the waterfront, and an interesting assortment of small shops, cafes and pubs.
  • Torosay Castle
  • Duart Castle
  • See the beach at Calgary
  • Macquarie Mausoleum, Gruline, Isle of Mull, Argyll & Bute. Off B8035. [4] Your chance to visit a site belonging to the National Trust of Australia (New South Wales) without going Down Under.


  • Ride on the narrow guage Isle of Mull Railway [5] This runs from Craignure to Torosay (March - October). Single £3.50.
  • See the Mull Little Theatre


  • Mull Cheddar [6] is an artisan cheese made near Tobermory, with a great strong distinctive flavour.



  • Tobermory Youth Hostel, Main Street, Tobermory, Isle of Mull, PA75 6NU Tel: 0870 004 1151 [7] SYHA Hostel on the seafront, with great facilites, awarded 4 stars by the Tourist Board.

Bed and Breakfasts


  • Western Isles Hotel [8], Tobermory PA75 6PR (01688) 302012. Classic highland hotel (built in 1883) on the hill above Tobermory. Rooms from £49 to £169.
  • The Mishnish Hotel [9], Main St, Tobermory, Isle of Mull. Telephone 01688 302009 Hotel on the seafront, near the pier. B&B from £30. Bar is popular with locals and visiting yachtsmen.


  • Drink Tobermory Whisky. Or go on a tour of the dsitillery at Ledaig, Tobermory, Isle of Mull, SCOTLAND PA75 6NR +44 (0)1688 302645 [10]

Stay safe

Get out

  • Iona is an obvious day trip.

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