Tuesday travels. . . .Mull

From our base at Stonefold’s Farm in Aberdeenshire we set off for the island of Mull having been given advice from our hosts that it was an excellent place to visit.


Living in Australia, where distances are vast between places, it looks as though Mull is a long way from Aberdeen but it isn’t really. We decided to approach Mull from Lochaline rather than Oban.

Map of MullWe had been to Oban previously and thought we would go to Mull via a different route to see another part of the country.

The ferry trip from Lochaline was only a short ride but a beautiful one.

ferry 2The ferry was  small but the wait was short.

Our arrival on Mull was during lovely weather so we took the opportunity to make the most of it by travelling to Tobermory.

DistilleryThis was one distillery that we didn’t tour as it was out of visiting times when we were there.

TobermoreyTobermory is picture perfect.TobermoryWe had arrived fairly late in the day and had not arranged any accommodation previously but stayed at a lovely hotel called Glenforsa which is built in a log cabin style with Norwegian wood and boasts its own helicopter pad on the shore, viewed from the dining room.


When we left Mull the weather was more your typical highland weather.

Mull weather

On our way to Mull we had passed Adverikie House.


 This particular castle is where the television series Monarch of the Glen was filmed. We had enjoyed the series when it was shown on television in Australia.
Monarch of the Glen
Mull certainly had lived up to expectations and we would visit again to tour the island in more detail.

One Comment Add yours

  1. What a lovely trip, it’s funny to think that you see Aberdeen as not being that far from Mull – to me it’s a long way! It’s years since I’ve been to Mull but your post makes me want to go back, it has everything, that island.

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