Mull is the third-largest island in the Hebrides with spectacular mountain scenery and over 300 miles of rugged coastline. It measures roughly 24 miles from north to south and 26 miles from east to west.
The Island of Mull has really dramatic scenery. In geological time a mere sixty-million years ago, Mull was formed during tremendous volcanic activity. Its present topographical features only became established some twelve thousand years ago, having been shaped by retreating glaciation as the last Ice Age drew to an end.
There are many places of interest to visit. These include Duart Castle, archaeological sites, museums, distillery visits, evening entertainments and much more.
For those looking for a more activity-based break, there is some of the best angling in Scotland, (both sea and game), walking and hiking in the mountains, golf (two very different 9 hole courses), bird watching, wildlife tours, and marine sports.
Tobermory, featured in the popular children's TV programme Balamory, is eleven miles north of the Glenforsa Hotel. The Tobermory Highland Games take place annually on the 3rd Thursday in July.
Warmed by the waters of the Gulf Stream, the plankton-rich seas around Mull teem with countless species of fish and bird life ~ golden eagles, sea eagles and puffins. with dolphins, whales, seals, otters, and on land, red deer ~ Mull is an absolute paradise for lovers and observers of natural wild life.
Duart is the most famous of Mull's castles and has been home to the chiefs of Clan Maclean for centuries.