Road Trip in Scotland: Day 3, my Isle of Mull road map and must see places

Road trip in Scotland: My Isle of Mull road map and must see places ¦ Day 3

Hi there! As mentioned in my previous article, I woke up at Tobermory on the 3rd day of this road trip. My schedule for the day  was really busy as I traveled around the north coast of the Isle of Mull.

Beautiful hikes in Isle of Mull: Glencorm Castle and Calgary beach

I’d have loved to spend the night at Glencorm Castle, but I was a little late to book a room. That’s what I told you in my previous article to book everything well in advance. However, I still wanted to visit the surroundings. Green meadows, cliffs and sheep as far as the eye can see, the approximately one hour walk is worth the detour! Be careful, don’t get too close to the lambs as their mothers are never far!!!

Then I took the road to Calgary and crossed the city of Dervaig! I just wanted to show you how fast the weather can change in Scotland, so on the Dervaig’s pictures below, the 2 photos were taken exactly 13 minutes apart!

I finally arrived in Calgary, with its white sand beach, its turquoise water (probably 10 degrees or less, should we go for a swim?) and its nice path along the coast for a good hour of walk again. The place is quiet, perfect for a picnic, and to skim stones!

Acharonich: the best view point on my Isle of Mull map

I went back on the road to reach Acharonich, with several stops to admire the different viewpoints. The one on Mount Ben More remains the most impressive. No doubt: humans are very small!

As there was a little time left before getting on the ferry at Craignure, so I got a snack at Salen: a local ice cream, with whiskey flavor of course!. Then I wandered near the boats’wrecks  that are a few steps away only. Finally I made a detour to the south of Craignure at Duart Castle. Unfortunately the castle was being refurbished, but still offered a nice panorama on the countryside all around.

My night in Oban: hotel and restaurant recommendations

Finally I left Isle of Mull at 19:15 to go back to Oban, where I spent the night at the Tanglin Guesthouse. To enjoy a nice dinner with a sunset view over the harbor (so romantic, I know) I recommend the Eeusk restaurant. The food was really tasty and fresh in this restaurant, which makes it quite popular. So if you can book it in advance as well it’s for the best!

Click here to discover the next road trip destination: Becoming Harry Potter at the Glenfinnan Viaduct and hiking at the lighthouse on the Isle of Skye ¦ Day 4

So what do you think of Mull? If you visited it, do you have any other recommendations you’d like to share?

Boujou (the Norman way to say XOXO)



Infos :

Hike difficulty level

  • Glencorm Castle: easy
  • Calgary beach: easy

Tangline guesthouse: from  £69 per night

Eeusk restaurant: ££

 

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