Plan Your Perfect Trip to the Isle of Mull

Escape to one of the most beautiful islands in Scotland with a trip to Mull.

The Isle of Mull offers dramatic glens, breathtaking lochs, and delicious locally sourced food like Tobermory trout.

Whether you’re looking for a scenic getaway or an outdoor adventure, the Isle of Mull has something for everyone.

Join us as we explore the incredible attractions on the Isle of Mull and help you plan the ultimate adventure.

Best Places to Visit on the Isle of Mull

Choose from a range of outdoor activities and ancient historical landmarks that will make for a holiday to remember. 

The Isle of Mull is bursting with incredible wildlife, winding roads, picturesque bays and charming villages like the colourful village of Tobermory. It’s the perfect destination if you’re a fan of panoramic views and beautiful natural scenery.

A guided tour is the best way to explore the Isle of Mull as tour guides know all the best gems. 

They’ll help you:

Colourful buildings overlook Tobermory Bay with lobster creels in the foreground

Discover the vibrant colours of Tobermory.

This busy little harbour is the main town on the Isle of Mull. The bright and colourful buildings dotted along Main Street are home to some excellent shops, restaurants and boutiques.

Mull Museum and the Tobermory Distillery are also great places to soak up some real Scottish culture.

In the evening take a walk to visit the stunning Rubha nan Gall lighthouse to enjoy amazing views over the Sound of Mull. 

Explore Duart Castle and the quaint village of Craignure.

Take some time to visit the magnificent and picturesque 13th century Duart Castle, which sits proudly above the shores of Duart Bay. Take some time to visit the magnificent and picturesque 13th century Duart Castle, which sits proudly above the shores of Duart Bay. Home to the Clan Maclean for over 400 years this is one of the oldest inhabited castles in Scotland. 

Once you’ve basked in the beauty of Duart Castle, take a short trip to the main ferry port in and out of the Isle of Mull - Craignure - where you can find a small selection of local shops and a tourist centre.

Impressive Celtic Cross in front of Iona Abbey

Take a trip to the serene Isle of Iona.

The Isle of Iona is one of Scotland’s most sacred and historic sites. This picturesque little island is known as the “Cradle of Christianity”, thanks to its connections with St Columba.

Explore the famous Benedictine Nunnery, the beautiful Iona Abbey, and the Graveyard of the Kings -- the burial place for 50 Scottish kings.

Take a walk along one of the island’s many un-spoilt beaches to enjoy stunning sea views and, if you are lucky, you might be able to spot minke whales, dolphins or otters who are known to live in these coastal waters.

Towering Ben More seen across the smooth water of Loch Scridain

Adventure across Glen More.

Venturing through the marvellous Glen More is guaranteed to take your breath away. You’ll be up close and personal with some of the finest and most rugged scenery on the island.

Revel in the sheer-awesomeness of Ben More.

Meaning ‘Great Mountain’ in Scottish Gaelic, the incredible Ben More is the highest mountain on the Isle of Mull. If your plan is to make it to the top, the path to the peak is most easily reached from Loch Na Keal.

To experience the very best of these beautiful Hebridean islands check out the three-day Oban, Mull and Iona break from Scottish Tours. 

Recommended Pubs and Restaurants on the Isle of Mull

Snuggle up with a hot toddy in front of a roaring fire or admire sweeping views over the waterfront. Wherever you dine, eating out on the Isle of Mull offers a unique experience to sample Scottish cuisine.

We know it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when looking for places to eat when you’re on holiday. So, would love to recommend some of our favourite eating spots:

Blazeys on Mull (£). Located in Craignure, this cafe is warm and welcoming on a rainy day. Treat yourself to a tasty breakfast or lunch. If you’re waiting for your ferry back to the mainland, Blazeys on Mull is a great option for a quick bite to eat.

Craignure Inn Pub and Restaurant (££). You can find this rustic, cosy pub, complete with log-fire, in Craignure. The food at Craignure Inn is all locally sourced produce and proudly home-cooked. Make sure to sample local favourites like Tobermory smoked trout or Mull cheddar and brie.

Places to Eat in Tobermory

Most tours spend at least one night in Tobermory as it’s the main hub on the island. Unwind after an exciting day of sightseeing at some of these excellent restaurants in Tobermory:

Delicious seafood dish served at the Tobermory Scullery

Tobermory Scullery (££). Whether you’re looking for breakfast or dinner this family-owned cafe on the Tobermory seafront is a fantastic option. They serve everything from freshly ground coffee to hearty breakfast sandwiches and even make their very own Tobermory Tiffins too!

Galleon Grill (££-£££). Described as “Tobermory’s Hidden Gem”, Galleon Grill offers a wide variety of meals from delicious steaks to open-grilled seafood. Better yet, this restaurant is less than 10 meters away from the waterfront! What’s not to like?

Macgochans (££). Tuck into some hearty Scottish grub in this lively pub located at the southern end of Tobermory’s waterfront. In the summer months, there’s no better way to spend an evening than relaxing in the beer garden and enjoying delicious food cooked on the outdoor barbecue.

Weather on the Isle of Mull

Like in most places in Scotland, rain falls throughout the year on the Isle of Mull. But, this weather gives way to stunning rainbows and lush, green hillside.

Summer brings sunshine with glittering bays and even some sunbathing, if you’re lucky.

Come winter and you’re bound to spot some rain. Despite the weather, the winter offers the perfect opportunity to explore the Isle of Mull during the off-season, away from other tourists, and enjoy a warm drink around an open fire. Bliss.

Looking out over the Sound of Mull with the colourful buildings that surround Tobermory Bay seen below

Seasonal Weather Tips

Discover the Isle of Mull with Scottish Tours

We make it easy to discover the best of the Isle of Mull with our award-winning tour. Whether you’re visiting the vibrant town of Tobermory or exploring the sacred Isle of Iona, our tours will help you explore even the wildest corners of our stunning country.

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