Tobermory Harbour with the famous Mishnish buildings
Here at Brockville we are happy to give you advice on the many pursuits the Isles of Mull, Iona and Ulva have to offer. We are sure there is something for everyone, and here are some of the things you might enjoy during your stay.
Around the town
The harbour is about 5 minutes walk from Brockville. The town benefits from an excellent choice of restaurants in several different styles; Seafood, Steakhouse, Indian, Cantonese, Thai, or simple pub grub – they’re all here. In addition to the restaurants you’re sure to enjoy local ales and fine whiskies, including the local malts, in our various hostelries. Music features strongly in our island background and there is regular entertainment to suit all tastes, traditional and modern, in the pubs and also at An Tobar, the local arts centre.
Tobermory offers a varied shopping experience, featuring small shops stocked with local arts and crafts and foodstuffs. In addition to the Tobermory Bakery and tea room , the Tobermory Chocolate shop/cafe, and the Tobermory-based Ice Cream shop, are amongst the many small local business on the busy Main Street. This is in addition to the essentials; The Clydesdale Bank, the Post Office, a well-stocked Co-op store, and the Harbour Garage & filling station.
You may like to take a tour round Tobermory Distillery, one of Scotland’s oldest whisky distilleries, set in the heart of the town; why not see how whisky is made and sample the fine products?
On the outskirts of Tobermory, Mull Theatre hosts performances from local, national, and international acts, complementing An Tobar arts centre which as the name suggests displays local and touring artists as well as staging regular music concerts.
Add to all these the award-winning Tobermory Fish Company, the Island Bakery and Isle of Mull Cheese and you’ll realise you’re visiting a small town which is far more than an island retreat, but a veritable hive of activity.
In and around Tobermory there are walks of varying degrees of length, few of them difficult, taking in sights of rugged shore lines and waterfalls, woodlands with ancient standing stones and ruined villages. Leave your car at Brockville and we will help suggest walks to suit your abilities, provide maps to help and a hot flask to keep you going.
Around the Island
Further afield there are outstanding walks revealing secluded beaches, towering peaks such as Ben More (one of the few Munros that takes you from sea level to over 3000ft) , or the less arduous but very rewarding S’Airde Beinn. Take in breathtaking scenery and encounter wildlife. Walk through lonely glens and imagine the history of this once populous island.
We can arrange a day out with Mull Magic who offer expert-led guided walks with commentary on the rich variety of flora and fauna. Established in 2005, this immersive experience takes you to parts you are unlikely to find unaided. Visit the website for more details here.
Wildlife and Sea Tours
From Tobermory itself there are many options for trips and tours, exploring the sea and sea lochs around Mull. Sightings of whales, dolphins, harbour porpoises and basking sharks, seals and many species of birds are frequent. For more details click here.
Step aboard from the pontoons at Tigh Solais and enjoy the sail to Kilchoan, then on to the Treshnish Isles. View the puffin colony on Lunga at close quarters then witness the geological splendour of Staffa with world-renowned Fingal’s Cave on an unforgettable day’s adventure. To book a trip click here.
If you prefer to stay on dry land there are outstanding tours where you have every chance of spotting white-tailed sea eagles, golden eagles, hen harriers and many countless other birds, as well as otters and deer. We highly recommend guided tours and we are happy to make reservations during your stay. For more details and information click here.
The experiences offered with Ewan from Nature Scotland are showcased in these pictures.
Mull itself boasts two greatly contrasting golf courses. Tobermory Golf Club sits on the clifftops high above the town and offers unrivalled 360° views over the bay and the Sound of Mull both towards the mainland and inland towards Beinn Talla and Spennie Beag. Just 400 metres from our door.
Situated near the Craignure ferry terminal, Craignure Golf Club offers a very different challenge. On the shore by the Sound of Mull, you can almost wave to the yachts and ferries as they pass.
There is also a course on the machair on Iona for a truly novel experience-golf in its wildest setting.
Looking south from Tobermory golf course and the 6th green looking west.
Mull is the second largest of the Inner Hebrides with a coastline over 300 miles long, so it offers excellent river, loch and sea fishing. To enquire about permits and for further information contact Tackle and Books, Main Street, Tobermory (01688 302336).
In addition to Duart Castle, the seat of the Clan MacLean, Mull has many ancient sites to visit and explore, from early pre-Christian places of worship to the world-renowned Iona Abbey on the Isle of Iona, accessible on a day trip from our home.
Come and see the beauty of our island for yourself!