Isle of Mull Journals

Mulling in Tobermory

A September 2003 trip to Isle of Mull by milliebell

Quote: The experience of a female trying to get away from it all on a Scottish island.

Mulling in Tobermory

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Overview

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Tobermory Bay is very pretty, and has some interesting shops, though it won't keep you for more than a few hours. One of my favourites was the Island Bakery. This had an extensive range of locally produced cheeses that are not widely available in other places. You buy them by loose weight, so ideal for the lone caterer. The Mull Musuem on the Main Street is excellent, small but lots of detail and interest. The whale and dolphin centre is also a good place for looking around. Tobermory is a useful base with plenty of shops, restaurants, youth hostels, etc., but it is out of the way of other parts of the Island. Tobermory is often very busy and bustling, but one of my best moments was early Su...Read More

Tobermory Youth Hostel

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Hotel

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Tobermory Youth Hostel is on Main Street. The building is painted pink (okay, not everything is perfect). I was in a six-bed female dorm on the second floor, which provided a lovely view over the harbour. The room was large with plenty of space. There is a comfortable TV lounge with lots of magazines, newspapers, tourist info, etc. The kitchen is well-equipped and was uncrowded. There are plenty of shops close by to stock up on supplies. The dining room was comfortable and relaxing. There is a laundry and drying room. If it ever stops raining long enough, there is an outdoor seating area. No Internet access. I found the hostel to be very clean. When I was there in September 2003, it was quiet. O...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 29, 2003

Tobermory Youth Hostel
Main Street
Isle of Mull, Scotland

Posh Nosh

Restaurant

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This dive is the only place open on Sunday mornings, and it has Internet access, which is limited in Tobermory. It is located at the ferry terminal. There is also an Internet terminal available. Drinks from 60p. Main courses around £5 (fish and chips, steak pie, quiche, etc.), jacket potatoes from £4.50, sandwiches and toasties from £2, desserts from £1. I just had some chips - they were freshly cooked and a good-sized portion. However, this place is not cheap. My really big gripe about this place and the reason I do not recommend it is the service. It became clear to me after I had ordered that this is very much the territory of local people and is seen as being off-limits to tourists. Although it...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on November 29, 2003

Posh Nosh
Ferry Terminal
Isle of Mull, Scotland

Mull Museum

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Attraction | "Mull Musuem"

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I didn't go in expecting much from this, as it was so small, but this is a perfect example of what can be achieved with good planning. There were various sections with lots of information - geology, with information on the Staffa Isles and Mull's development, and photos of the existing site. One of an Iron Age settlement site looked like a random collection of rocks on a clifftop, so it was interesting to see how it actually was hundreds of years ago. There were models and diagrams of Iron Age brochs, the forerunner to the castles. Even then, the coast was frequently subject to Irish and Viking invasion. This went onto a historical exhibition of clans and clan wars in Mull. There was also plenty of...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 29, 2003

Mull Museum
Main Street
Isle of Mull, Scotland

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It is a small place on the Main Street. There are exhibits regarding local whale and dolphin life, including skeletal displays, sightings charts, a computer set up for finding out more information and breeds, and wall charts and displays showing how they live, their social life, what they eat, the threats and dangers they face, and how we can help. Ever wondered what to do if you come across a distressed dolphin or whale? You do now. It is free, but they do ask for donations, as it is entirely funded on voluntary contributions and staffed by volunteers. There are gifts available, of course - postcards, videos, jewellery, greeting cards, cuddly toys, etc., all with local wildlife themes. They also h...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 29, 2003

Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Conservation Trust
Main Street
Isle of Mull, Scotland

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milliebell

milliebell
Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom