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A derelict boat on the shore seen against a background of multi coloured houses in Tobermory on the Isle of Mull

The Isle of Mull is an island filled with natural beauty amongst the Inner Hebrides.

Boasting a wealth of wildlife, miles of stunning coastline, hidden beaches, and historic sites. There are plenty of things for everyone to see and do in the Isle of Mull!

Keep reading to discover all the wonders of the Isle of Mull…

Things to do in Isle of Mull

Tobermory Village on the Isle of Mull

The second largest island of the Inner Hebrides, the Isle of Mull rests on the West Coast of Scotland.

Accessed via ferry, this picturesque island has much for you and your loved ones to discover. Explore approx. 300-miles of coastline, wildlife rich landscapes, and fascinating Iron Age Forts.

As well as a variety of attractions, the Isle of Mull offers a hub of activity, including fishing, hiking, festivals and boat trips. You can enjoy all this and more with a backdrop of Loch Tuath and Ulva Island views. You will not want to leave!

1. Calgary Bay


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The first addition to our things to do in Mull guide is the beautiful Calgary Bay. A perfect blend of sprawling sands, nature trails, history, and art.

Spend a day on the white shell sands or take a dip in the water, before grabbing a refreshment from Robin’s Boat. The cafe doubles as an art gallery which displays local art, with new artists featured every week.

Immerse yourself in nature with a stroll along the Calgary Art in Nature Trail. Set up in 1999, you can discover a range of quirky art works surrounded by picturesque woodlands. There is also a zip wire and a willow tunnel, perfect for the little ones!

2. Tobermory Distillery & Visitor Centre


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Settled on the serene Ledaig Harbour, is the popular Tobermory Distillery & Visitor Centre.

This award-winning attraction produces two single malt whiskies, Ledaig and Tobermory, and a gin. Be sure to book a tasting experience, where you can sample the spirits and learn more about how they’re created!

Why not visit the shop before you go and pick up your favourite bottle as a souvenir?

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3. Ben More


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Dominating the skyline of the Isle of Mull, is the imposing Ben More. Famed for being the highest mountain on Mull and the only Munro, it is a walker’s paradise!

Translating to ‘Big Hill’ in Gaelic, Ben More offers incomparable views atop its 3,300-ft peak.

There are multiple routes which walkers, climbers and scramblers can take to reach the top. The most popular beginning at Dhiseig along Loch na Keal.

Check out the seven-day weather forecast for planning Ben More ascent.


4. Eas Fors Waterfall

Eas Fors Waterfall on the Isle of Mull

Next up on our guide for things to do in the Isle of Mull is the breath-taking Eas Fors Waterfall.

Its name incorporates English, Norse and Gaelic, and translates to Waterfall, waterfall, waterfall, referring to each section of the falls.

Wander the open and picturesque landscape or enjoy a picnic with a truly unique soundtrack of the flowing falls.

5. Mull and Iona Food Trail


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Sure to be first on any foodies list when looking for things to do in the Isle of Mull is the Mull and Iona Food Trail.

The trail directs visitors to an array of cafes and restaurants, all which use fresh and local ingredients. Time your visit right to attend the popular ‘Moveable Feasts’ which take place throughout the year. These can range from street food festivals to seafood extravaganzas.

Sample the very best of Mull’s culinary delights along the Mull and Iona Food Trail. Use the Mull and Iona Food Map to make sure you don’t miss out!

6. Langamull Beach


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Langamull Beach is one of Mull’s hidden gems, it’s hard to believe this beach is in Scotland!

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle, with white shell sand, hidden coves, and clear waters. Perfect for enjoying a dip, watersports, spotting the array of bird life, or taking in the exceptional views out to Rum!

Budding historians will delight at the old settlement ruins of Kildavie. There really is something for everyone at this serene location.

If you’re seeking out the best watersports locations, then our ultimate guide to watersports in Scotland is for you!

7. Isle of Staffa

Fingal's cave with basalt columns at Staffa island in Scotland

The Isle of Staffa is a stunning island off the west coast of Scotland. A National Trust site renowned for its hexagonal columns and the unique site of Fingal’s Cave.

If its structure looks familiar, that would be the basalt, which also formed the world-famous Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland.

Follow in the footsteps of Queen Victoria, and wander through the magnificent Fingal’s Cave at low tide. A wealth of wildlife calls the island home too, including puffins and razorbills.

But how do you get to the island? You can catch the ferry from Mull to embark on a Staffatour where along the way you can soak up the views of the Ardmeanach cliffs and Burg. If you’re lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of dolphins and porpoises in the waters below!

8. Mull Aquarium

Clownfish in an aquarium

Settled along the bay in the picturesque village of Tobermory, is Mull Aquarium.

This unique aquarium houses over 60 species and is Europe’s first catch and release aquarium. Brought in by local fishermen and divers, creatures spend a maximum of four weeks here, before returning to the sea.

Visitors can get involved with feeding the animals, and even releasing them back into the wild!

The aquarium also offers interactive exhibits, children’s craft area, cinema room, and virtual dives of Loch Sunart. Be sure to check out the touch pool demonstrations during the summer months, perfect for meeting the animals up close!

9. Aros Park


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If you can’t get enough of Mull’s impressive woodlands, then be sure to check out Aros Park. Home to several waterfalls, resident wildlife, an array of plant life, and superb views across Tobermory.

Visitors can choose from three trails, the Lochan Trail, The Waterfalls Trail, and the Coastal Trail. There is also the charming play trail for the kids.

If you don’t fancy a walk, you can try out the 9-hole Disc Golf Course, fish in the loch, or cook up a storm on the free to use barbecues.

Isle of Mull Events

Man playing guitar in a pub

Time your visit right to attend one of the many events held on the Isle of Mull!

Dance the night away at the Mull Musical Festival in April, or get involved with the Highland Games in July.

Isle of Mull Accommodation

Carsaig House on the Isle of Mull

Are you looking for somewhere to call home whilst exploring all the Isle of Mull has to offer? Look no further than our excellent selection of holiday cottages on the Isle of Mull which will provide a haven to return to after an adventure filled day!

For further inspiration on things to do in this wonderous country, check out our guides to seven of the best castles to visit in Scotland and the hills in Scotland, which are both sure to impress!

Images courtesy of: Richard Szwejkowski(CC BY-SA 2.0 DEED)

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