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Tobermory on the Isle of Mull


Tobermory, the capital of Mull, is one of the prettiest ports in Scotland where brightly painted buildings hug the shore around the bay.

Tobermory, Mull's main town, is known for its brightly painted buildings hugging the shoreline in the natural bay and safe anchorage for yachts and fishing boats. Wander along the waterfront full of independent shops and local producers, cafes and seafood restaurants. Pause for a few minutes at both the marina and the pier to take in the sights and watch the boats coming and going. The views around the bay are stunning.

Travel there by car or by bus - there's a regular bus service from Craignure to Tobermory - it's a pleasant run up the east coast of the island. Bus timetable

Rubha nan Gall lighthouse

Tobermory Lighthouse walk

Follow a woodland cliff path out to the Rubha nan Gall lighthouse with spectacular views opening out to Ardnamurchan and beyond. The Stevenson designed lighthouse and keeper's cottage date back to 1857 with the light automated in 1960. The walk starts at the end of the high street at the RNLI lifeboat station and is a 3.5 miles round trip; paths are good but sturdy footwear recommended. Walk details and information here

Tobermory Distillery

For whisky lovers, take a tour and tasting session at Tobermory Distillery. (advance booking recommended) Established in 1798, Tobermory is Mull's only distillery and produces two distinct single malts - non-peated Tobermory and heavily-peated Ledaig - as well as an excellent gin. Slainte!

More information about Tobermory Distillery

Isle of Mull Cheese Farm

If travelling by car, it's a short drive from Tobermory to have coffee or lunch at the Glass Barn Cafe and Shop at Isle of Mull Cheese. It's a family-run business making traditional farmhouse cheese at the Sgriob Ruadh dairy farm - the only one on the island.  The farm is just outside Tobermory on the B8073 (direction Dervaig). More information here

The Glass Barn Cafe and Shop at Isle of Mull Cheese

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