Isle of Mull, Scotland
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Isle of Mull, Scotland
The island of Mull is the second largest island in the Inner Hebrides (after Skye) and the most accessible of the archipelago. Of all the Hebrides, it has some of the most diverse scenery and magnificent flora and fauna. For lovers of the outdoors, it is a paradise with its verdant hills, gorgeous coastline and endless hiking opportunities. One of the best wildlife-watching destinations in Scotland, you might catch sight of basking sharks, dolphins, otters or seals as you walk along one of the island’s many beautiful beaches. No matter your interest, Mull is sure to be an adventure.
Many people travel to Mull from the picturesque seaside town of Oban on the west coast of Scotland (just forty minutes by ferry) but it is also possible to come from Kilchoan and catch the ferry to the captital of Mull, Tobermory. From Edinburgh, the journey to Oban takes around 3 hours.
What to See in Mull
Tobermory is Mull’s capitals and one of its most attractive towns. With its pretty coloured houses set against the harbour, it makes a great base for exploring the island complete with lively restaurants, cosy pubs and an interesting museum and arts centre. The museum, Mull Museum, records the history of the island and houses important artefacts including objects salvaged from San Juan, a Spanish Armada ship that sank in Tobermory Bay in 1588. Given that Mull is one of the wetter islands of the Hebrides, this is a great rainy day activity. Tobermory Distillery, the island’s only whisky distillery, was established in 1798 and is one of the oldest commercial distilleries in Scotland. The visitor centre is open every day with tasting tours available so you can sample the unique Tobermory whisky.
Articles about the Scottish Isles published by Odyssey Traveller.
The following list of articles published by odyssey Traveller for mature aged and senior travellers to maximise their knowledge and enjoyment of Scotland when visiting:
- The Scottish Isles
- Shetland Islands Discovered
- Questions about the Outer Hebrides
- How the Atlantic Ocean shaped early life in Europe
- Skara Brae
For all the articles Odyssey Traveller has published for mature aged and senior travellers, click through on this link.
External articles to assist you on your visit to Scotland
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