With plenty of things to do on the Isle of Mull, you will always have something to do on a short break or a longer holiday.

The Isle of Mull attracts visitors throughout the year with its mixture of scenery, wildlife, history, culture and sporting events.

Things To Do

Discover The Island

The Isle of Mull offers an abundance of white beaches, untouched nature, breathtaking wildlife and culture.

Some of our top tips on Mull:

Tobermory: famous for its harbour front of brightly-coloured houses, cafés and galleries that line the main street.

Duart Castle: the ancestral home of the MacLean clan which dominates the coastline of Craignure.

Beaches: the island’s natural charms include white sand beaches at Calgary Bay and Laggan Sands.

Waterfalls: adding to the island's spectacular scenery, the magical waterfalls are a must see.

Day Trips

For those interested in wildlife spotting, photography or exploring other islands, Mull is the perfect place for a day trip.

We Recommend:

- Staffa Island: home to Fingal’s Cave, where you could spot porpoises, whales, seals and puffins.

- Isle of Iona: white sandy beaches lead to Iona Abbey, founded in 563, one of the best-preserved medieval nunneries in Britain and Reilig Òdhrain (St Oran's Graveyard), home to at least seven Scottish kings.

- The Treshnish Isles: take a trip to Lunga, the largest of the Treshnish Isles for puffin watching at close quarters.

Walks In The Area

There are a variety of walks on Mull, from coastal paths, and woodland walks to mountain climbs.

We Recommend:

- Ben More: the only Munro in the inner Hebrides where on a clear day you have views of the Sound of Mull, Staffa and Iona.

- Aros Park: just outside Tobermory, there are many trails ranging from 1.4km to 4.7km

- Dùn da Ghaoithe: the only Corbett on the island and the second highest peak on the island.


Our team have contacts for local partners who can curate a day of adventure during your stay.

We Recommend:

- Wild swimming: walk down the boardwalk from the hotel for a dip in the Sound of Mull

- Paddle boarding: the hotel has the perfect spot to launch your board to soak up the scenery.

- Sea kayaking: tours for beginner or intermediate paddlers allow you to get up close to the sealife.

- Wildlife watching: by boat or walking tours, there are many tours to spot the local wildlife.

Pony trekking: with treks available for all ages and abilities.

Magical Mull

Directions for travelling to the Isle of Mull Hotel & Spa

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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