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Balamory Information

Click here for pictures of one of the last filmings of Balamory

Tobermory with it's colourful waterfront was chosen by the BBC as the location of the popular children's television series Balamory. The houses are situated in Tobermory apart from Archie's Castle which is now a hotel called Fenton Tower in North Berwick and the Nursery shots were taken in Glasgow.

Please note that Josie Jump's House is a small Hotel called Park Lodge but the other accommodations are all private. It is not possible to look around any of the properties but most residents are happy for the children to be photographed outside their houses. 

Please be aware that Balamory ceased being filmed in Tobermory four years ago but repeats are shown regularly on BBC television.

Spencer's house in Balamory
<The house where Spencer, the painter lives in the story
Miss Hoolies house in balamory
<   The house where Miss Hoolie the Nursery School teacher lives in the story
P.C.Plumbs house in balamory
Tobermory, on the Isle of Mull was selected for the Children's T.V programme Balamory, because of its beautiful location, and, more importantly, its multi-coloured houses.  The theme of the programme was based around what happens in and around each coloured house. 
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Above is the White House where P.C. Plum lives in the story
Balamory was shown on 'CBeebies' and BBC1 and is probably famous for being one of the most popular educational children's television programmes of all time. 
The house of Josie Jump
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Above is the house of Josie Jump in the story

penny pocket and susie sweets house
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Above is the house of Penny Pocket and Suzie Sweet

Most of the filming was done here in Tobermory, with the help of our own Nursery group, fire crew, local attractions and businesses.

One of the main attractions used for the filming (second series) was Mull Narrow Gauge Railway.  The railway is not in Tobermory itself, but is near to the ferry at Craignure, and runs between the ferry and Torosay Castle. (not pink sadly)

Tobermory Balamory fire station
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Above is the Tobermory Fire Station

Edie MacCredie and her bus
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Above is Daisy the bus, driven by Edie McCredie, outside our distinctive village clock.

Mull's small railway at craignure
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Above is Lotti, one of the Steam Locos at Mull Railway, complete with 'Grumpy Engine Driver' Dave.

The house of Edie McCredie on main street Tobermory
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Above is the house of Edie McCredie, in the story.