Itinerary for a Weekend in Mull
The Isle of Mull is more than a little bit marvellous! As well as stunning scenery, Mull also has a rich cultural heritage and an abundance of wildlife. As the largest of the Argyll islands, during your stay you’ll find plenty of things to do in Mull to keep you entertained! From wildlife tours to fine dining, there’s something to suit everyone on the Isle of Mull. To help you to make the most of your trip, follow our weekend itinerary of the best things to do in Mull:
Day 1: Visit Tobermory
On your first day spend some time discovering the picturesque village of Tobermory. If you’re looking for things to do in Mull for children, a trip to Tobermory is the perfect day out as the brightly painted houses that line the pier were the setting for the popular children’s programme Balamory. Young fans of the show will love feeling like they have stepped into their favourite TV show! While you’re there, treat the kids to a trip on the Balamory Express, also known as the Mull Rail steam train which runs to Torosay Castle. If you’re not traveling with children, Toblermory is still worth visiting for its cafes, local shops and museums. Don’t miss the Mull Museum which is packed with artefacts from the Island’s history.
After exploring the town, hop on board one of the many tour boats that depart regular from Tobermory’s pier for spectacular views of Mull’s coastline. When you set off around island watch out for Mull’s abundance of marine life including dolphins, Minke Whales and Basking Sharks. The Cordelia and Staffa Tours run frequent boat cruises from Tobermory.
Day 2: Discover the History of Mull
On day two, it’s time to discover Mull’s rich history with a trip to Duart Castle. As the oldest inhabited castle on the island, you’ll see history come to life within the castle’s ancient stone walls. Tire out energetic children by letting them run wild in lush castle grounds, find out more about the Scottish Clans in the 13th Century castle’s exhibition room or visit the prisoners in the dungeon! Don’t forget to bring your camera as the castle’s clifftop perch makes it perfect for panoramic views of Mull.
In the evening, treat yourself to the finest seafood dishes on the island at the award winning Ninth Wave restaurant. From its location in a picturesque croft, the Ninth Wave has been producing outstanding dishes using locally sourced seasonal produce since 2009. If you’re a seafood fan, their freshly caught seafood is an unmissable experience! Tables at the Ninth Wave are always booked up quickly so reservations are essential to avoid disappointment. Visit their website for the reservation number and information about reaching the restaurant.
Day 3: Visit Mull’s Beaches
After a busy few days, you’ll probably want to relax and where better to unwind than on a white sandy beach. On Mull you’re always just a short journey away from one of the island’s many idyllic beaches. If you visit Calgary Beach you’ll soon discover why it’s one of the most photographed locations in Mull! Located 5 miles from Dervaig village, the white sands and turquoise water is just one of the many things that draw visitors to the beach. If you take a short walk from the shore, you’ll discover the haunting remains of the ancient village of Inivea and the ruins of an iron-age fort; both relics from Mull’s fascinating and turbulent history. After exploring these historic ruins, bring yourself back into the present with a trip to the nearby coffee shop and art gallery.
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