The Isle of Mull attracts visitors throughout the year with its mixture of scenery, wildlife, history, culture and sporting events.
Experience the unique wildlife and scenery of Mull and the surrounding area by booking a sightseeing tour. It’s a great way to immerse yourself in the island experience and get to know an area quickly, whether you’re interested in wildlife spotting, photography or exploring other islands.
Boat trips to Staffa Island, home to Fingal’s Cave, have the added attraction at different times of year of porpoises, whales and seals as well as the Puffins that live on the sea cliffs.
The island’s natural charms include white sand beaches at Calgary Bay and Laggan Sands, from where wildlife watchers may spot sea eagles or dolphins.
Tobermory, Mull’s largest town, is famous for its harbour front of brightly-coloured houses, cafés and galleries that line the main street. Wildlife watching and other boat trips leave from the pier.
Bracing sea air and local spring water add their notes to local whisky production, from Oban Distillery to island distilleries, each offering tours and tastings.
Sea kayaking tours for beginner or intermediate paddlers allow you to get up close to the sealife and see the island from a different angle.
Puffins flock to Mull’s western cliff edges. Walkers keep an eye out for deer, eagles, and other local birdlife, wildlife and sealife as they tour the island.
Whilst the Isle of Mull has been referred to as ‘Eagle Island’, due to being perhaps the best location in the United Kingdom to spot white-tailed and golden eagles, there is an abundance of other winged inhabitants including the characterful Puffins that live on the western cliffs of the island.
The exceptionally clear waters make the area ideal for both scuba divers and snorkelers alike and give you the opportunity to see dolphins, seals, basking sharks and even killer whales. Not to mention the variety of seabirds and ducks, otters and deer that reside on the Isle. Wildlife and whale watching tours are available from Tobermory.
Mull is home to Duart Castle, the family seat of Clan McLean, while the island of Iona, a sacred holy site since St Columba in the 6th century, is just a short ferry ride away.
A short ferry ride to the Isle of Iona. A location of worship since St. Columba brought Christianity to the region in 563 AD, you can walk among the restored abbey, admire the 13th to 16th century architecture, visit the graveyard of bygone Scottish kings and take in the very special atmosphere that shrouds this small island.
Dating back to the thirteenth century, this castle is the family seat to Clan Maclean.
A seasonal calendar of sportive cycling, yacht races, Highland Games, car rallies and local festivals mix active thrills with stunning scenery.
Whether you are visiting the island of Mull for a day trip or for a longer break, the island offers every chance to explore. Moy Castle and Torosay Church are local attractions worthwhile visiting. The easiest way to explore is by car or bike and the mostly singletrack roads offer views of the mountains, sea and smaller islands that surround Mull.
The Isle of Mull is accessible by ferry from three ports – Oban, Lochaline and Kilchoan. Most visitors travel on the Oban to Craignure route. From Oban, it is a 45 minute crossing across to Craignure. Situated on the crescent of Craignure Bay, our hotel is a short walk from the ferry terminal and only two kilometres from the main centre of Mull. If you are approaching from the north, you can use the Lochaline ferry which will take 15 minutes to cross to Fishnish on Mull. You can find more information about booking your ferry, timetables and any disruptions on the CalMac Ferries website.
A rail and sail service is available from Glasgow to Oban and the train station is only a short distance from the Oban ferry terminal where you can travel with CalMac Ferries as a foot, or cycle, passenger onwards to Craignure.
With a secluded island backdrop, exquisite dining at the Òran na Mara Bistro, wellness spa and luxurious suites, our beautiful hotel is the perfect place to retreat in Mull.
Discover the Isle of Mull. Explore our rooms and suites, and available dates. Our selection of rooms book up quickly, so we’d recommend you book in advance of your holiday to save disappointment.
How can I spend my day in the Isle of Mull?
You can enjoy the views as you travel to Calgary Bay to soak up the history of the Iron Age settlement. While exploring, you may be able to spot puffins, deer and eagles - or take a sealife tour for a chance to spot a killer whale or dolphins.
The Tobermory Distillery is available for tours seven days a week where you can sample a dram of the award-winning Tobermory single malt whisky. The tours are a popular attraction, so we would recommend you book well in advance of your trip.
How do I get to the Isle of Mull?
There are many different routes to get to the Isle of Mull - however, you will initially have to take a ferry. There are three ports that you can choose from - Oban, Lochaline and Kilchoan. The most direct route is from Oban - the CalMac ferry will drop you at Craignure after a 45 minute journey. From there, the Isle of Mull Hotel & Spa is a short walk from the ferry terminal. You can find all the information you need on transportation from the CalMac Ferries website.
How far is the main centre of Mull from the hotel?
The centre of Mull is less than two miles from our hotel, so you can enjoy your trip to the fullest with the wide range of activities on offer.
Is Iona Abbey worth visiting?
Yes. The abbey is considered the birthplace of Celtic Christianity where Saint Columba settled in 563AD to spread Christianity through Scotland. For history buffs, you can view the final resting place of many historical Scottish kings, including Macbeth.
How do I get to Iona from Mull?
You can travel via the public ferry from Fionnphort. The journey only takes five minutes and from there, it’s a short ten minute walk to the abbey. For the timetable, please visit the CalMac Ferries Website.
Craignure ferry 1/2 mile, Fishnish ferry 5 miles, Tobermory ferry 20 miles
Views from the hotel across the Sound of Mull
Sea eagles, puffins, whales, dolphins, sea otters
Iona Abbey and ancient standing stones at Lochbuie
Views to the castle from our bistro and most bedrooms
Coastal paths and mountain trails
Adventure awaits in the hills and on the sea
Dogs always welcome
Seafood galore, fresh from Oban's fisherman's pier
Free on-site car parking
Charge your electric car for free in our reserved spaces