Visit Tobermory – the colourful port and capital of Mull. It’s a fun day out from Traigh Mhor self catering cottage on Mull. It’s about 45 miles away – but don’t be put off by the journey as it’s a beautiful drive and there’s lots to do when you get there.
Tobermory – known to millions of youngsters as the setting for the BBC children’s programme Balamory – is a pretty and lively village that was built as a fishing port in the late 18th century.
Today there is a thriving arts and music scene. You’ll also find a busy harbour, a good variety of places to eat, including Cafe Fish, the Good Food Guide fish restaurant of the year in 2012 and a Les Routiers award-winning fish and chip van on the pier, which cooks delicious fish to order. Worth queuing for!
The town offers lots of small independent shops including a hand-made chocolate shop an excellent deli and a book shop.
- Tobermory Distillery, which reopened in 1990 after 10 years of closure. You can tour the distillery from April to October by appointment. Distillery opening times are Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm. To book tours please call 0168 830 2647.
- The Sgriob-ruadh Dairy Farm, Tobermory (Tel 01688 302627) ), which makes delicious and award-winning Isle of Mull Cheese – a great souvenir to take home. Visitors to the Farm are always welcome. You can see the farm at work, watch the cows being milked, or simply relax over a Ploughman’s lunch in the Garden Barn.
For a fuller picture about what’s on in Tobermory, visit the Tobermory website