20 Best Things to Experience in Isle of Mull, Scotland

Isle of Mull is a downright paradise situated in the west of Scotland. It is the 2nd largest island of the Inner Hebrides and 4th largest in the whole of Britain.

Picture yourself with silent mountains, lengthy single pathways, passing places, winding roads, houses and cottages sparsely scattered around, flock of sheep that block the road, gazing highland cows, landscape dotted with lochs, outlined with 300 miles of splendid coast line. Add to it soaring eagles, lazy seals, otters, photogenic puffins, and abundant of wildlife. That pretty much sums up Isle of Mull.

Here’s 20 great experiences that you cannot and should not miss while in Isle of Mull.  They are in no particular order.

1.Enjoy the vast silent landscapes of Mull

Scottish Inner Herbrides Isle of Mull

2. Visit Duart Castle, home to clan MacLean
Duart Castle Mull

3. See the bluebells in full bloom during Spring
View from Duart Castle Bluebell flowers

4. Admire the three lochs of Glenmore
Three Lochs Glenmore Mull

5. Dip your feet in the crystal clear Fionnphort beach or Langamull Beach

Fionnphort Beach Mull
In picture, Fionnphort beach, Ross of Mull 

6. Take the 10 minute ferry and explore Iona Island
Ferry to Iona Island

7. Climb the pink granite hill near to the Fionnphort beach and see the view of Iona island 
Explore Fionnphort

8. Drive around Isle of Mull.  Road tripping is the best way to enjoy this island.
Drive through Isle of Mull

9. Watch out for these 2 photogenic road blockers in abundance 
Perfect Portrait Isle of Mull Lambs

Photogenic models in Isle of Mull

10. Sit by the loch and enjoy the tranquil silence during the twilight.  I bet you can’t find that peace anywhere else.

11. Visit the island’s capital Tobermory and admire the colorful houses and coffee shops
Colorful Houses in Tobermory, Mull's Capital

12. Hike and see the stunning Aros Waterfall in Tobermory

Aros Waterfalls, Tobermory, Isle of Mull

13. Stay in a unique accommodation or do camping

14. Swim in one of the pristine beaches of Scotland – Calgary bay (if the weather is good) 
Calgary bay

15.Walk up the hill and get the view that you can’t find elsewhere! This one’s near Dervaig village. 
View from the hill near Dervaig

16. Watch the sunsets that you’ll never forget for the rest of your lives. Remember, you’re in West of Scotland!!
Sunset in Isle of Mull

17. Go on wildlife tours. Mull is bestowed with rich wildlife, and it’s best experienced through tour operators

Credit: Peter Smith / Flickr

18.Go to the local pubs in village and catch up conversation with the locals.
Village in Isle of Mull

19.Climb the highest mountain on the Mull Island, Ben More
BenMore, Munro in Mull Island

20.Click the postcard perfect moments
Postcard from Fionnphort

Practical Information: 

Isle of Mull can be reached from mainland only through ferry service from the following mainland locations:-
Oban <–> Craignure, Mull
Lochaline <–> Fishnish, Mull
Kilchoan (Ardnamurchan Peninsula) <–> Tobermory, Mull
Caladonian MacBrayne are the ferry operators to Isle of Mull.  For prices and timetable of ferry, refer the link.

Would you like to go to Isle of Mull? What is your favourite activity in islands such as these? 

39 Responses

  1. Wow! That's quite a list! Lovely pictures. I especially love that sheep one.Isle of Mull looks like completely my kind of a destination. I'm sure to visit it whenever I travel to Scotland.

    • It sure is a destination everyone would love to visit. It's such a shame, it took us 4 years to visit Isle of Mull. But all the more glad we did it finally 🙂

  2. I am in Edinburgh next month but I doubt I will have anything as scenic and beautiful as this! Great shots!

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  3. Oh wow! Great list and spectacular pictures, gives me itchy feet right away!

  4. WOWOWWOWOW.. scotland is indeed beautiful place.. I am planning ot visit scotland this august for a short break.. might just make it here

    beautiful pics


  5. What beautiful images. I am ashamed to say that I have never made it to Scotland (and I'm from the UK), but I am totally convinced now.

    • I can totally understand Ashley. It's like how I have lived in India for 25 years, and never visited Himalayas or the most famous Varanasi. But yeah..Scotland has lot to offer, and living in UK it's just much more easier to commute.

  6. My favourite image is 11! There is a Tobermory in Canada 🙂 That's where I go to my cottage each summer. Incredible photos!

  7. I would love to go there! If not for the beautiful scenery and castle, then definitely for the hairy highland cows. I'm secretly obsessed with them. 🙂

    • Ha ha…talk about it Hannah…I love seeing them (another secret admirer like you!) and make sure I see them every now and then. They just are too cute to be ignored 🙂

  8. I love the rugged beauty of Scotland. Photo #9 may be the cutest lamb I've ever seen.

    • I've seen a pattern with those lambs. When we go near (not too close though) them, they simply fix their eyes on us to see what we are doing! They always give a great pose for the photos 🙂

  9. What a beautiful and quaint island! I love the photo of the cow! So cute!

  10. I loved picture # 11 the most Anu. Scotland is so beautiful!

  11. What a stunning place. I;ve visited very little of Scotland but when I do make it back there one day this place is certainly on my hit list.

  12. Love those landscapes! They're all so beautiful.

  13. This could very possibly be my dream location. And I didn't know about it before your posts. These are such gorgeous photos and such briliant ideas on how to spend time on the isle of mull. Thank you for sharing, I'm pinning this now! 🙂 -Alexandra

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  14. My partner went cycling around Mull last year and came back with great stories. Nice to finally see some pics of it now 🙂 Looks great!

    • Wow! When we drove around Mull in car, we encountered a lot of cyclists. I could never do cycling more than probably 3mile 🙁 Good that you are already familiar with Isle of Mull and I am sure you have lot more interesting stories to say 🙂

    • James David

      Loved your photos. Now I know why the great British singer Lesley Duncan moved to Mull Island to get away from it all. I am planning a visit soon

  15. Lovely pics 🙂

  16. Wow, this place is stunning! Beautiful pictures. This looks just what I imagine "stereotypical Scotland" to look like. I was just in Edinburgh last week, but I wish I'd had some time to visit something like the Isle of Mull too.

  17. Jane Slade

    I love the fact that the ‘visit the local pub’ photo actually shows the doctors surgery and house in Bunnesan! A picture of the lovely cosy Keel Row in Fionnphort would have been better! Good list though.

  18. Beth Glass

    Have taken bus but also driven around Mull. Taken both ferries. What’s not to love. Tobermory is very special town. But the landscape on the drive along the loch from Salen to Bainahard and across to the road to Finnphort and back to Craignure is spectacular. Have been on Mull 7 times on my way for a week or so on Iona but have certainly taken time to enjoy its beauty including an overnight stay in Tobermory.

  19. I grew up on Mull (live in a city now) and it’s always so lovely to see people talk about it and enjoy it’s beauty like this. Lovely piece. Thank you.

  20. Jane Russell

    I live in Mull and I loved your pictures, but visitors should be aware of two things: first and most important, single track roads mean you must move into passing places on the left to let the traffic behind you get on its way, and second, it rains on Mull. A lot. Especially when you want it to be sunny!

  21. Margaret Willmer

    We have been to Mull every year but one since 1982 and have booked for 2016

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