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Camping on the Isle of Mull
Isle of Mull (Scotland)
Member Name: Tracy147
Isle of Mull (Scotland)
Date: 05/09/05, updated on 05/09/05 (2201 review reads)
Advantages: very pretty, small, Balamory was filmed there
Disadvantages: it rains sometimes
It's a Scottish island so guess what happens here, it rains. Having woken up in Fort William in the rain, my friends and I caught a bus to Kilchoan and then a ferry to Tobermory. The bus journey was interesting as the bus driver drove down the narrow one lane wide roads, with cattle in the way, and delivered bread and milk to some of the people who lived there on the way to Kilchoan. The rain, however, did not stop.
Once on Mull the trek to the campsite began. It wasn't far, about half an hour without heavy bags. Tobermory campsite (yes the only campsite in Tobermory, but there are also hotels and a youth hostel in town) is a couple of fields by a stream, but is also very pretty. We camped under a tree away from the rain. In the morning the island looked completely different, it was so sunny. Hens from the owners house were walking around everywhere, and we were in the middle of the beatiful counrtyside. Hot showers and a dry tent, what more could you want. The only problem that mobile phone signals were not very good (O2 had a signal at 2 in the morning!). Tobermory looked prettier in the sunlight. We sat and ate fish and chips by the harbour, and watched all the boats and people. The most distinguishing factor about Tobermory is the multi-coloured high street by the water. There are also lots of nice gifts to by and the island bakery. Bike hire is also available. There is also a distillery to visit in the town.
There is another good campsite on Mull in Craignure, which is where the other ferry terminal is.
A word of warning: going to Fort William from Tobermory is impossible as the bus from Kilchoan leaves too early for the ferries from Tobermory. So going to Craignure and then to Oban is the best route back.
Despite the rain, Tobermory is a beautiful place to go, and the campsite has a country farm/cottage feel with the hens, and it has nice hot showers.
Summary: A brief guide to Tobermory and its campsite.
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