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Things to Do

Things to Do in Tobermory

  • Walks: Aros Park, Lighthouse Path, Ardmore Forest, along the track beside us to the croft lands
  • Mull Museum – small but very interesting
  • Mull Aquarium - Europe's only catch and release aquarium – in carpark
  • Lots of shops on Main Street
  • Sit out on the seawall benches with ice cream or fish and chips!
  • Try and spot an otter or two.
  • Photograph the famous Tobermory Cat
  • Buy books about TC from Tackle & Books
  • Tackle & Books has local guides, maps and lots of very interesting books, art materials, camera stuff, etc – and they sell fishing permits and tackle!
  • Lifeboat shop – lots of good quality gifts
  • Distillery – guided tours
  • Turus Mara minibus leaves from car park for Staffa and Lunga sea trips (book in advance)
  • Hire an electric bike
  • Balamory trail – map from Cal-Mac office
  • Golf – pay at Brown's shop
  • Tennis court – pay at Council Offices
  • An Tobar arts centre – just down the road - exhibitions & events
  • Angus Stewart's Gallery – just down the road
  • Mull Theatre – on the main road out of Tobermory
  • Baliscate standing stones and ancient chapel as excavated by Time Team and local archaeologists
  • HWDT shop with cetacean displays and gifts
  • Sit and watch the boats in the harbour - it can get quite busy!
  • Walk to Baliscate to buy fishy treats from Tobermory Fish Co (where we get our smoked haddock!)
  • See if there's an event in Aros Hall
  • Be pampered at Catriona's on the Main Street
  • Ask Tim if he's available to take you sketching – hourly rates apply!

Things to do on Mull

  • Duart Castle – dungeons, reconstructions, tearoom
  • Swim, steam and bake in the spa at Isle of Mull Hotel
  • Go whale/shark/sea eagle watching with local operators
  • Go to Staffa (Fingal's Cave) and Lunga (puffins) with Turus Mara
  • Go sea fishing from land or boat – Tackle & Books take boat bookings
  • Old Byre Heritage Centre, tea room & shop, Dervaig
  • Kilmore church, Dervaig – interesting inside and out
  • Wildlife tour with Discover Mull
  • Sea Eagle Viewing Hides, various locations depending on nest sites
  • Other hides at Ardmore and Fishnish
  • Isle of Ulva – miles of tracks on community-owned island with excellent tearoom - a whole day's excursion.
  • Calgary – bay, Art in Nature trail, gallery, tearoom
  • Fish lochs & rivers for salmon, sea trout, brown trout – permits and everything you could possibly need from Tackle & Books
  • Find one of our lovely beaches and have it all to yourself!
  • Take the long trip to Iona – there's more to it than just the abbey and royal burial ground!
  • Buy a Brown and Whittaker walking book from Tackle & Books and try one or two.
  • Visit Lip na Cloiche Garden
  • Take a scenic drive – we can advise on routes
  • Hire a bike and take off down a forestry track
  • Ride native ponies at Killiechronan
  • Walk, cycle or drive to Glengorm Castle Steadings, 4 miles from here – gallery, fair trade coffee, restaurant, highland cattle who love to pose for photos, hebridean sheep, wildlife centre, walks.
  • Climb Ben More – Mull's Munro – but only if you are well-equipped and experienced as it's a serious mountain!
  • Above all, relax and enjoy the peace and quiet!

Copyright: Sheila Barnard

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