- Take a boat trip on Loch na Keel and see the White-Tailed See Eagles as close as they come. These eagles are frequent visitors to the skies above Tiroran House.
- Visit ancient castles, picnic on white sandy beaches, then take to the hills for spectacular walks for fabulous island views.
- Don’t miss Iona (the ancient seat of Christianity in Scotland) or Staffa for Fingals Cave and the puffin colony in summer. Trips are easily arranged.
- Fantastic walks start from the front door – you can explore the spectacular coastline of the Ardmeanach Peninsula, then check out McCulloch’s Fossil Tree, said to be more than 50 million years old. You may spot a pod of dolphins, too.
- Ben More, the island’s only Munro, is close; views from the top stretch as far as Ireland.
Mull is a superb holiday destination for those who want to discover wildlife, Scottish and island Scenery at its best and take a step off the treadmill of life for a short while.
Tiroran House Hotel is centrally located on the Isle of Mull and a perfect base to discover the island, being equidistant from Tobermory in the north and Fionnphort (and onto Iona) to the south – Tiroran is situated at the gateway to the Ardmeanach Peninsula (the Burgh) which is the most unspoilt and isolated peninsula on the island.
Tobermory is 28 miles north of Tiroran – with its famous colourful houses, whisky distillery, lively pubs, shops and harbour. Whale watching trips depart from here (or en route) and yachts moor before travelling onwards throughout theWestern Isles.
Take the route from Tiroran along the West Coast of the island – en route you will see Inchkenneth, once the island home of the famous Mitford sisters – this view is one of the most spectacular on the West Coast of Scotland. It is also possible to take a detour to the island of Ulva, here the freshest seafood is served in the small cafe. There is a renovated crofters cottage on this small island, an abundance of bird watching and walking
In direct contrast – head south and follow the road through the Ross of Mull to Iona which is 24 miles from Tiroran – with its famous Abbey, beautiful beaches and local walks. (Please see our Iona page) From here you can take boat trips to Staffa (Fingal’s Cave) and the other Trishnish Isles where you could see puffins, dolphins and whales (please also see our Staffa page for more information)
The track behind Tiroran continues to the remote Ardmeanach Peninsula towards a rare and ancient fossil tree , which is over 50 million years old. Macculloch’s tree was discovered in 1819.
There are many castles, monuments, standing stone sights, large sandy beaches, towns,villages and places to lunch or have tea, lots of interesting shops and other places of interest and intrigue, please let us know if you would like us to help plan your days during your stay
Climbing a Munro – Ben More is the only Munro on the island and Tiroran rests in its foothills. On a clear day, you can see the mainland and Ireland. Other mountains such as Ben Talaidh are also well worth the climb, the scattered remains of a crashed WW2 Dakota still remain
You can experience all levels of walking immediately from Tiroran house and we are happy to provide picnics so that you can leave your car behind. Please see our walking and climbing page for more information
White tailed Sea Eagles, Golden Eagles and wild birds can all be spotted easily from Tiroran, along with otters and harbour porpoise basking in the bay, or wilddeer that roam freely around the surrounding countryside. You can also take a wildlife tour giving a greater insight into how to spot everything. All these animals and birds are local to the south side of the island, making this a very convenient tour whilst staying at Tiroran. Please also see our wildlife pages for more information.
Fishing, diving, whale watching, wildlife trips, exploring ancient ruined and inhabited castles, or visiting our surrounding smaller islands as well as golf can be organized on or from the island. Whatever your interest, if you discuss your personal requirements with us either before you arrive or whilst you are here, we can organize things for you or guide you in the right direction.
A visit to Ardalanish weavers is highly recommended (ardalanish.com) as is Lip na Cloiche Garden Gallery. Whilst we have our own beautiful and large gardens leading to our shore, we would highly recommend this beautiful and inspiring coastal garden as well – proving that gardening within the Hebrides islands can be anything but bleak.