Argyll & the Isles

Tobermory is the main town on the island of Mull, in the Inner Hebrides. The picture-postcard port is the setting of children’s TV show Balamory. 

Tobermory, capital of Mull, is one of the prettiest ports in Scotland, thanks to the colourful houses and a sheltered bay. If you have young kids in tow, it is the setting for the hugely popular TV series Balamory. A highlight is a trip on the Balamory Express, or Mull Rail steam train, which chugs along to Torosay Castle. Kids will also enjoy clambering over the battlements of Duart Castle. Wildlife-watching trips run from Tobermory, looking for whales, dolphins, otter and sea eagles.