• Accommodation in Tobermory, including hotels, band b's and self catering
    Accommodation

    Tobermory has a wide range of accommodation, from first class hotels to high quality self catering.

  • Attrractions in the town of Tobermory including whale and wildlife trips
    Attractions

    Take a boat trip to view whales and dolphins, or wildlife trip. Visit a distillery or play a game of Golf.

  • Places to eat including restaurants, cafes and pubs
    Places to Eat

    Tobermory has many places to eat including fish, Chinese, Indian and Scottish cuisine.

Welcome to Tobermory, Isle of Mull

For information about the rest of the Isle of Mull click here.   For information about Iona click here.

Tobermory was built as a fishing port in the late 18th century and is now the main town on Mull. It is a picture-postcard of a place with the brightly painted buildings along the main street to the pier and the high woodland-fringed hills surrounding the bay. The town has a good variety of shops, hotels, and other accommodation as well as being the administrative centre for the island. The harbour is always busy with fishing boats, yachts and the ferry to and from Kilchoan.  In recent years, the island has become very popular for weddings in a romantic atmosphere.

Tobermory LighthouseThere is reputed to be the wreck of a Spanish galleon somewhere in the mud at the bottom of the bay. The ship was part of the defeated Armada of 1588 and was fleeing the English fleet when she anchored in Tobermory to take on provisions. Following a dispute over payment the ship caught fire which caused the gunpowder to explode. She was supposed to have been carrying millions of gold coins when she went to the bottom but no-one has ever managed to find any significant treasure.

More recently, Tobermory has been the setting for the children’s programme Balamory.  After the initial success of these programmes in Britain, Balamory is now reaching a new audience in Australia.

The Isle of Mull and Iona have become one of the premier destinations for wildlife watching in the United Kingdom in the last few years. Thousands of people are attracted to the islands in the hope of catching a glimpse of the rare and unusual Golden and White-tailed Eagles, Otter, Corncrake and an abundance of other birds and mammals. The seas off the coast of Mull are important feeding areas for whales, dolphins and basking sharks. The colourful and picturesque island capital of Tobermory is an ideal location from which to make the very most of your wildlife watching on the Isle of Mull.

The island is home to the most famous pair of White-tailed Eagles in the world, as featured on numerous television and radio broadcasts. The re-introduction of these iconic birds of prey has been so successful that breeding pairs can now be seen throughout the length and breadth of the island, including Tobermory.

A great opportunity exists to come and see the White-tailed Eagles who begin to lay their eggs from early March onwards. Incubation takes place after the first egg is laid and lasts for an average of 38 days. Both sexes share responsibility for sitting on the eggs, although the bulk of the incubation duty is carried out by the female.

The Sea Eagle Hide is open all year round but booking is essential.
Tel: 01680 812556.
For everything you want to know about these totemic birds click here.

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Besides the range of popular Mull and Iona websites, we have composed a range of other website for places of interest, ranging from a nest of Western Isles sites, for the Isle of Lewis, Harris, North Uist, South Uist, Benbecula, and Barra.  Further afield we have produced websites for Inverness, Hobart in Tasmania and Almaty in Kazakhstan.

Latest News

Mull Eagle Watch

MULL EAGLE WATCH NEWS!!! We can now let you know our plans for the 2015 season. Currently we aim to be situated within Quinish Forest, near Loch Torr at the north of Mull, on route to Dervaig when travelling from Tobermory. We’ll hopefully be working with our springwatch and webcam eagle pair from last year, […]

Explore Mull Information Office

Explore Mull Tourist Information Office and Boat Bookings will be open from 1st April 2015 in Ledaig Car Park. Tel: 01688 302875.

Events this month

  • Mull and Iona Diary this month

    Events on April 1, 2015
    Bat Bonanza
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: April 1, 2015 - 8:30 pm
    Location: Aros Park, A848, Tobermory, Isle of Mull, Argyll and Bute PA75 6AD, United Kingdom
    Description: Come along to Aros Park for an evening bat walk. Bat detectors on hand so we can ID the species & hear them in action. We’ll have fun facts and activities for children. We'll end at the old pier for a lovely view of Tobermory.
    Time: 6.30-8.30pm
    Cost: £5/£3
    Meet: Aros Park, FCS notice board in main car park
    Further info: 01680300640 or 07540792650
    Events on April 15, 2015
    Tobermory Geo-Gathering
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: April 15, 2015 - 8:00 pm
    Location: MacGochans Bar/Restaurant
    Description: A meetup of those interested in Geocaching and wish to meet other enthusiasts.
    adjoining the main car park in Tobermory
    Wednesday, 15th April 2015
    6pm-8pm
    Events on August 16, 2015
    Lifeboat Day
    Starts: 5:00 pm
    Ends: August 16, 2015 - 9:00 pm
    Location: Tobermory, Isle of Mull, Argyll and Bute PA75, UK
    Description: Tobermory RNLI's annual fundraising day. Explore the lifeboat, meet the crew and watch a helicopter exercise in Tobermory Bay. Stalls, games, food and drink. Take part in the raft race.