The island of Mull lies to the west of Oban and the south of Morvern. It is one of the biggest of the west coast Scottish islands and has a few population centres the most famous of which is Tobermory a favourite for tourists and yachts people. The other main villages are Craignure in the east, Salen in the north, Bunessan in the West and Fionnphort in the far west. There are two ferry routes to Mull, the main one is from Oban to Craignure and is a frequent service which links to the Island Buses. Also there is a service from Lochaline on Morvern.
The ferry terminal at Craignure is a short distance away from the Mull Steam Railway which takes tourist a short distance to Torosay Castle and its magnificent gardens. Another big attraction in this vicinity is Duart Castle. There are also castles at Salen and near Tobermory.
Tobermory has a good range of shops, restaurants and pubs and was the village represented as Balamory in that children's program of the same name.
If you arrive on Mull by car, you should be aware that many of the miles of road are single track and so a great deal of care should be taken. Mull is magnificent for wildlife with golden eagles and now sea eagles. You can also see porpoises and seals, and if you are lucky dolphins. Tobermory has also developed whale watch tourism and it is possible to take trips out west to see whales. Diving is also very popular from here.
Bunessan on the West of the Island is a fishing port and commands exceptional views across the sea to the Treshnish isles. This village is a great place to be based to be able to explore the extensive scenery and wildlife of the Ross of Mull including taking boat trips from Fionnphort to Iona or Staffa.
The Ross of Mull has the most beautiful pink granite which sets it apart from other areas of Scotland. There are virtually dozens of white sand beaches most of which you would rarely see another soul on even in the middle of the summer.