Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of Benmore or venture further afield to explore the delights of the Isle of Mull.

Stunning views and rare wildlife, including some of Scotland’s most precious bird and insect life, are an inspiration to creativity, a great draw to photographers, painters and writers. Unspoilt landscape notwithstanding, there is also plenty of history and culture.

The history of Clan Maclean

Duart Castle, the ancestral home of the Clan MacLean, boasts a commanding position at the entrance to the Sound of Mull and is steeped in lore.

Tobermory houses

Whats the story…

Tobermory, the island’s main town, may be popular with the children as the home to the hit TV show Balamory, but it also houses a rich micro culture. Those famous seafront properties with their lolly-pop colours are populated with hotels, cafes and shops. The town also offers a Theatre, Museum, Distillery, Golf Course and Aquarium.

Crystal clear waters

Beyond Tobermory to the north-west is the idyllic Calgary Bay, one of the finest white sand beaches on Mull and a unique ecosystem for many bird and insect species. For a real memory-making drive, head to Ulva Ferry from here and take in the panoramic views of the Treshnish Isles and the Ross of Mull. The short ferry ride to Ulva is a must for archaeology enthusiasts, with Livingston’s Cave and stories of human communities living there from 5,650BC.

Hidden treasures

Back on Mull and into the centre, you’ll find Loch na Keal, with unforgettable views of an island studded sea. This is the dramatic coastline where ancient lava flows, creating basalt terraces and distinctive sea cliffs. To enjoy the mountains of Mull, seek the southern shore. They stretch across the middle of the island, rising to Ben More, a Munro at 3,169ft.

The Isle of Mull

Staffa Isles
Duart Castle
Calgary Bay
Lip na Cloiche Garden & Nursery
Ardalanish Weavers
Isle of Mull Pony Trekking
Craignure Golf Club
Whitetail Gin
Ben More
Carsaig Arches
Treshnish Isles
Map of the Isle of Mull

Iona – a must see

Also on your must see list are the geologically diverse Ross of Mull with its hidden and remote, white sandy beaches and the enchanting Isle of Iona. Known throughout the World as the ‘birthplace of Christianity’, Iona is a place of pilgrimage and its sacred land became the final resting place for many Kings of Scotland, Ireland and Norway. Iona offers an eclectic range of shops including the Sound of Iona Tartan, Jewellers, and Craft Shop alongside the Art Gallery and Heritage Centre.

The beauty of the island and its surrounds is that there is so much to enjoy and discover, but it will never feel rushed. With the freshest air and quietly alive environment, you will be drawn into a place of relaxation and peace.

Mull Wildlife Watching and Landscape Photography

The combination of dramatic landscape and weather extremes gives the island a unique quality of light, making it a photographer’s paradise.

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Benmore’s most famous residents are arguably its huge range of wildlife. With patience, perhaps a pair of binoculars and expertise from the estate team, you might catch sight of just some of the inhabitants; golden or sea eagles; mountain hares; and red deer. They are part of everyday life and are more easily spotted here than on the mainland.

From the deep…

And that’s just a few of the land-dwellers – look to the coast and its surrounding waters and spot otters, grey seals, puffins, basking sharks and whales. More than enough to satisfy even the most adventurous explorer.

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