There are a few things that are worth exploring out and about:
- Aros Park – there is a coastal path to walk to Aros Park that start by the harbour building. This is a bit of an up and down path that can be uneven and muddy. You can drive to Aros Park (turning left half a mile out of town) – this lets you access a better surface walk around the loch and down to the old pier.
- Light House – The walk starts by the CalMac pier and goes along the coast for just over a mile to the light house. Generally the surface is OK as it has recently been improved. You can walk back over the golf course (look out for the path that goes up a steep hill).
- Volcano – Drive up to the Mishnish Lochs and park by the ruined cottage on the RHS by the second loch. The path starts from here. It is muddy! When you get to the extinct volcano there is a short steep climb to the rim
- Glengorm – drive further afield to Glengorm castle. There is a nice walk down to the bathing pools. Mainly on a grassy path. There is a very good cafe and gallery there as well.
- Ben More – the only Munro on Mull. You walk from sea level so complete the full 3169 ft. Path is usual mix for Scottish mountains, boggy lower down and rocky higher up, but well marked and not too difficult.
Things to see
- Aquarium – Inside the harbour building. It is an interesting and well stocked catch and release aquarium. There are also interesting exhibits on the relationship between the islanders and the sea.
- Tobermory Distillery – Whisky tours can be booked in the shop including tasting sessions.
- An-Tobar – art gallery with a cafe that specialises in vegetarian food – The art gallery exhibits both local and visiting artists. You can also buy tickets for local music and theatre events here too.
- Museum – interesting exhibits concerning island life past and present.
- Wildlife Tours – there are some that set off from Tobermory, others depart from various locations around the island and include: Whale and dolphins, Puffins, Sea eagles, Golden eagles, otters and other wildlife.
- Calgary beach – A very popular and easily accessible beach also featuring a cafe, woodland walk and art gallery
- Iona Abbey – this is a big day out. A long drive (1.5-2 hrs) to the Iona ferry. It is a fascinating place to go and visit, there are also plenty of beautiful beaches there too at this end of the island.
- Swimming Pool – small pool within the Isle of Mull hotel (near Craignure – best call before to check opening times)
- Duart Castle – just beyond Craignure – head of the Maclean clan – a lovely old castle.
- Calgary beach: Big beach with white sands. You can park pretty close and then it is a short walk over the machair to the beach
- Croig: You have to park about a mile away and walk in, but it is a lovely secluded beach with white sand.
- Iona: again a few lovely white sand beaches.
- Sanna Bay – across the water to Kilchoan and then a drive to Sanna Bay – another beautiful white sand bay.
Places to Eat
- Mishnish – great pub food. There is also the MishDish a la carte restaurant.
- Macgochans – large pub with outdoor seating too, offering a good selection of local produce.
- Tobermory Hotel – good for evening meals but need to book.
- Western Isles Hotel – good food and great views across Tobermory Bay.
- Café Fish – Calmac Pier excellent seafood restaurant, but you will need to book
- Hebridean Lodge – (at Baliscate – on way into town) good food but again need to book.