I am in LochAline which overlooks the Sound of Mull – it is a small place with one shop, one hotel and a social club but it turns out to be the ideal base to explore the enchanting Isle of Mull. Mull is steeped in legend and as well as the stag party there are eagles to spot while scuba divers can explore shipwrecks with the dive centre here.
Regular ferries reach Mull from LochAline to Fishnish from where a bus takes travellers to Tobermory. There is also a ferry to Tobermory from Drimnin, 12 miles from LochAline. But check times before you venture out, as public transport here is not always 100% reliable. Buses operate on a ‘hail and ride’ basis. Or take the ferry from the mainland town of Oban to Craignure
What’s the story Tobermory – The pretty town of Tobermory is the capital of Mull, located on the northeastern part of the island. But this is not a capital with bright lights and nightlife – Tobermory has population of 700 and its quiet streets are filled with colourful cottages, tiny craft shops and cosy pubs overlooking a quaint harbour. Don’t miss the The Mull Aquarium, the town’s newest visitor attraction with a huge salt water tank, touch pools, quizzes, interactive games and cinema room.