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Welcome to Isle of Mull

Isle of Mull

Located just 40 minutes by ferry from the mainland port of Oban, Mull's breathtaking landscape is as variable as the winds that batter its coast. Majestic mountainsides are juxtaposed by brightly-coloured houses in the quaint harbour of Tobermory where the eerie wreck of a galleon from the Spanish Armada lies motionless and empty at the bottom of the bay. And with a rich and fascinating cultural history dating back to the Neolithic times, Mull's charm, rugged beauty and archaeological sites with menhirs and stone circle constructions, make it a fabulous tourist destination.

The second largest of the three Inner Hebridean islands, the volcanic Isle of Mull is also the greenest and is the stepping stone to the holy island of Iona, where St Columba landed in the 6th century and built a monastery from which Christianity spread into Scotland. Most travellers tend to base themselves in the town of Tobermory which is home to the only whisky distillery on the island, the Mull Museum, plenty of first-class accommodations, and a good variety of pubs and restaurants to tantalise the taste buds.

Besides the impressive structures like Torosay and Duart Castle that dot Mull's coastline, indigenous animals such as otters, seals, deer and birds of prey like the White-tailed Eagle can also be spotted, while during the months of April to October, tourists can take boat trips out to sea to spot whales, dolphins and porpoises as well as visiting puffin breeding grounds.

With several shipwrecks off the coast of Mull, scuba divers will be in their element exploring the marine and coral life that lives off these wrecks, while landlubbers can take a walk on the wild side and explore Ben More, the highest hill on Mull. On a clear day travellers will be rewarded with spectacular views out to Ben Nevis on the mainland and many other Hebridean islands in the distance.

Information & Facts


The Isle of Mull sees a mild climate with warmer weather than mainland Scotland due to the prevailing west wind which sweets across the warm Gulf Stream. Sudden rain showers are common during the summer months but these are mostly short-lived. Winters are cold and wet on the Isle of Mull and travellers should be sure to pack waterproof gear and 'wellies' if visiting between November and March. January and February are the coldest months, averaging 41F (5C) while the summer sees average temperatures of 66F (19C) during its warmest months of July and August.

English is the official language, though visitors will be astonished by the variety of regional accents.

The currency is the pound (GBP), which is divided into 100 pence. ATMs are available in all towns and Visa, MasterCard and American Express are widely accepted; visitors with other cards should check with their credit card companies in advance. Foreign currency can be exchanged at bureaux de change and large hotels, however better exchange rates are likely to be found at banks. Travellers cheques are accepted in all areas frequented by tourists; they are best taken in Pounds Sterling to avoid additional charges.

Local time in the United Kingdom is GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in October).
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