Isle of Mull: Windy, wide Hebridean Island

Isle of Mull

Distilleries, colorful houses: Tobermory on Mull

Distilleries, colorful houses: Tobermory on Mull

Windy, wide Hebridean Island

On the second largest island of the Inner Hebrides the tourism sector is not as developed as on the better-known Isle of Skye. Hiking trails run across the island that has been populated for 6000 years – many of them leading to its highest mountain, the Ben More with 966 meters. Its capital is Tobermory in the north with nearly one thousand inhabitants and a few pretty houses lining the harbor. A must for whiskey friends is the Tobermory distillery established in 1798. Highly recommended is a boat trip via the uninhabited island of Staffa to Iona with its monastery, dating back to the Irish monk St. Columba who lived in the 6th century.

Attractions Isle of Mull

Ben Lomond

Fantastic panoramic view from the summit on clear days

Ben More, or “large mountain” is the highest mountain on the Isle of Mull and the only Munro on the island. The Munros are Scottish mountains with an elevation over 3,000 feet. On clear days, the view from the top is amazing and well worth the hard work getting there. This trail is regarded as one of the most beautiful hikes in Scotland. (5 hrs, 11.4 km, elevation change: 960 m)

Carsaig Arches

Giant natural arches on the southern coast of Mull

These cliffs on the southern shore of the Isle of Mull are made of hard granite. The softer material beneath them has been washed away, thereby creating two giant arches. The trail to the cliffs starts in Carsaig and sections of it are challenging. (round trip: 13 km, 4:30 hrs, elevation change: 90 m)

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