Next to the island of Skye, the second most prevalent in vastness and fame of the Inner Hebrides is the Isle of Mull, with less than 3000 permanent residents and the vast majority of the population concentrated in the capital of Tobermory. The prehistoric traces found on Mull are numerous and fascinating, whilst its history is linked to the troubled times of the Rebellions and its population diminished by the Clearances, which is the case with many islands. The Mull Historical and Archeological Society is in charge of preserving and stimulating people’s interest in these artifacts and old buildings, and certainly isn’t lacking items and places to promote .
Moreover, Mull has got its very own railway, which has proved to appeal to tourists as much as other features unique to this island, and even a sportive event called the Tour of Mull, which is in fact a rally. Its specific flora and fauna make it of great interest to anyone looking to see rare species of birds and a very diverse sea life, including dolphins and whales. Some impressive wildlife documentaries were created using material which had been meticulously recorded on Mull.
Arts are a huge part of the local culture, and considering the beauty of the sceneries, it’s no surprise that certain locations on the island were chosen as settings for a number of cinematographic productions. Among the main attractions are castles Torosay and Duart, both having withstood the test of time and having witnessed their fair share of struggles.