Tobermory

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Tobermory is a the largest Town on the Isle of Mull. The large Ferry runs between Oban on the mainland and Craignure on Mull, 21 miles south of Tobermory. A small ferry runs between Tobermory and the small village of Kilchoan on the mainland, 52 miles west of Fort William.

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The Mull Music Festival normally takes place in late April.

The image top is looking over Tobermory Bay.

The second and third images are looking east across to Tobermory waterfront. The sun lights up the south facing colourful buildings all day with a high tide the best time for photos or paintings.

The Harbour Pier is in the centre of the main street where a few fishing boats land their catches. There is a Fish Bar at the harbour popular for fresh cooked fish.

The Clock Tower is at the Pier and small sandy Beach next to the Tower.

By the Tower is the Mull Museum giving information on the Island, Emigration, and hunts for Treasure believed to be on a sunken Spanish ship close to Tobermory.

The Mishnish Hotel is at the far end of the Main Street with a popular bar / diner and entertainment some nights.

A small car / passenger Ferry runs from the slip at the east end of the Main Street to the small village of Kilchoan on the mainland, 52 miles west of Fort William. The Ferry crossing takes about 30 minutes.

Staffa Tours offer Boat Trips from Tobermory to Staffa for Fingal's Cave, and the Treshnish Isles to view Puffins. More Boat Trips.

Tobermory Distillery is situated at the west end of the Main Street, with a shop and visitor centre. The Distillery opened in 1798.

The Mull Aquarium is situated by the Distillery with a range of Sealife from local waters that are released and replaced every few months.

Tobermory History

1588 - one of the ships from the Spanish Armada trying to flee back to Spain stopped off at Tobermory to pick up supplies. A dispute with locals led to the ships magazine being ignited and blowing the ship to pieces. Some people claim the ship was carrying a vast amount of Gold Bullion, others claim it was a Troop Ship with no valuables.

1780s - Tobermory grew around fishing.

1798 - Tobermory Distillery began producing Whisky.

1896 - Tobermory Golf Club was founded.

1940s - Tobermory was used as a Royal Navy training base named HMS Western Isles. The Base was commanded by Vice-Admiral Sir Gilbert Stephenson, known as Terror of Tobermory.

2002 - 2005 - the Children's TV show Balamory was set at Tobermory. The Town still attracts many visitors wanting to view the buildings from the TV show.

2015 - the Mull Aquarium was opened at the west end of Tobermory Harbour.



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