Visitor attractions on Mull
There are lots of visitor attractions on Mull so you can enjoy a mix of culture and nature.
An Tobar is the community art centre in Tobermory. The old school was renovated in the 1990s and converted into a gallery space, cafe and music venue. You can combine art with food, and a great view from the terrace. Open throughout the year. There is always something interesting to see and they hold music events throughout the year as well as Mull Film Club showings which are open to anyone, member or not!
Mull has a theatre largely thanks to the vision of Barry and Marianne Hesketh who started the Mull Little Theatre in an old stone byre in their Dervaig garden. The theatre started in 1963 – initially with performances once a week for guests of Druimard their guesthouse, but growing into a full on theatre putting on plays throughout the season and touring in the winter. Barrie and Marianne would appear during the interval serving theatregoers with freshly ground coffee and delicious chocolate brownies! (As a child I particularly remember that!) The last performance in the theatre was in 2006, and after that a new venue was built near Tobermory. It is now Mull Theatre – jointly managed alongside An Tobar with overall funding from Creative Scotland. Look at their website for details of any performances being held during your stay.
Duart Castle is open from Easter until early October. The castle sits in a commanding position overlooking the Sound of Mull, and is well worth a visit. It is the Clan Seat of the MacLeans, and attracts visitors from all over the world, with a MacLean Gathering every few years. But even if you don’t have a personal clan connection there is lots of interest inside the castle itself, and a great tearoom. Scenes in the iconic Powell and Pressburger film ‘I Know Where I Am Going’ were filmed here. (My favourite film and definitely worth a watch!)
Mull Museum is easy to find tucked in between the bank and the chandlery on Tobermory Main Street. It is an interesting small museum run by a hard working band of volunteers. Well worth a visit.
Other places of interest
There are many historic sites scattered around the island, standing stones, stone circles, ruined castles, ruinous settlements to name but a few.
Public access to these sites is permitted under the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. Please be respectful of where you are, be careful not to climb on the ruins or cause any damage. The Canmore website has information about scheduled monuments and a search facility.