About Tobermory

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Harbour View Bed and Breakfast, Tobermory
Harbour View Bed and Breakfast, Tobermory
Harbour View Bed and Breakfast, Tobermory

Tobermory (Scottish Gaelic: Tobar Mhoire) is the capital of, and the only burgh on, the Isle of Mull in the Scottish Inner Hebrides. It is located in the north eastern part of the island, near the northern entrance of the Sound of Mull. With a current population of approximately 700, the town was founded as a fishing port in 1788, its layout based on the designs of Dumfriesshire engineer Thomas Telford.

Harbour View Bed and Breakfast, Tobermory
Harbour View Bed and Breakfast, Tobermory
Harbour View Bed and Breakfast, Tobermory

Information courtesy of WIKIPEDIA

Tobermory was built as a fishing port in the late 18th century and is now the main village on Mull. It is a picture-postcard of a place with the brightly painted buildings along the main street to the pier and the high woodland-fringed hills surrounding the bay. The village has a good variety of shops, hotels, and other accommodation as well as being the administrative centre for the island. The harbour is always busy with fishing boats, yachts and the ferry to and from Kilchoan.

There is reputed to be the wreck of a Spanish galleon somewhere in the mud at the bottom of the bay. The ship was part of the defeated Armada of 1588 and was fleeing the English fleet when she anchored in Tobermory to take on provisions. Following a dispute over payment the ship caught fire which caused the gunpowder to explode. She was supposed to have been carrying millions of gold coins when she went to the bottom but no-one has ever managed to find any significant treasure.

More recently, Tobermory has been the setting for the children's programme Balamory. After the initial success of these programmes in Britain, Balamory is now reaching a new audience in Australia.

The island is home to the most famous pair of White-tailed Eagles in the world, as featured on numerous television and radio broadcasts. The re-introduction of these iconic birds of prey has been so successful that breeding pairs can now be seen throughout the length and breadth of the island, including Tobermory.

Find out more here, information courtesy of Explore Scotland

What do our guests tell us?

  • By John and Pat Marshall, Sydney, Australia.

    My husband and I have stayed in many b and b‚€™s not only in the UK but abroad, and Harbour View is by far the best we have been too. Lovely house with stunning views and relaxed warm welcome. Thank you.

  • By Dieter and Anna Schulz, Leipzig, Germany.

    We have enjoyed our stay in Harbour View very much, the house and rooms are delightful, and kept spotlessly clean. Thank you for a really relaxing break and will defiantly recommend to our friends back in Germany. Hope to see you both again in the near future.

  • By Jan Sommer, Toronto, Canada.

    Have had a very nice holiday staying in Harbour View, Room and views were great, and thanks for cooking me the delicious Thai Breakfast you promised on the last morning of my stay. Hope to see you again.

  • By Ron and Norma Bisset, Scotland.

    Wonderful stay in October 2011, and loved the wood burning stove in the breakfast room. Great place to come and finish climbing our last Munroe,' Ben More‚€™. Will be back again soon.