Mull Travel Guide

One of the largest islands in Scotland, Mull can be found on the picturesque west coast of the country and is surrounded by large areas of stunning natural beauty. While the island covers an area of more than three hundred square miles and boasts a large number of natural attractions for visitors to discover, this is also a stepping stone to many of the other smaller islands in the area. Taking boat trips to neighbouring islands such as Iona, Ulva and Staffa is a popular activity among people who choose to use the island of Mull as a base.

Things to see and do on Mull

Tobermory – Mull, Scotland

Dawn breaks on the Dervaig to Tobermory road near Loch Frisa.

Famous as the setting of a popular children’s television series, Tobermory is the largest village on Mull and boasts enchanting narrow lanes to wander along and a pretty church to explore. Visitors can also take a boat trip from Tobermory to see the island’s native seal colony.

People who take a trip to the village of Lochbuie will be able to stroll along the coast to the famous Carsaig Arches. These impressive natural stone arches jut out into the ocean and are situated close to a series of picturesque sandy beaches where visitors can pause to soak up the sun for a while.

The tiny island of Iona is just one and a half miles wide and three and half miles long and makes a great day trip destination from Mull. The island boasts several pristine sandy beaches that sun worshippers are sure to enjoy spending time on as well as cool and clear waters and stunning views across the water to the Ross of Mull, while there is also an attractive cave here for visitors to explore.

Iona – Mull, Scotland

Colorful sunset on the beach of Traigh Mor, Isle of Iona, Inner Hebrides of Scotland.

Unlike most of Scotland’s castles, Torosay Castle was built for show rather than defence purposes, which makes it an interesting place to visit. The castle was completed in the 19th century and is set in large and stately gardens that come complete with a number of beautiful statues, a lavish fountain and pretty paths that lead the way through the gardens.

Situated on the nearby island of Staffa, Fingal’s Cave is just waiting to be explored. Bird watchers will also be in their element when they take the time to check out this small yet very beautiful island.

Climate conditions

This part of Scotland tends to get rather chilling due to the bracing wind that blows across the Gulf Stream. The hottest months of the year are generally June, July and August and people who choose to explore Mull in the will be treated to plenty of sunny and dry days.