Things to do

The Glen Houses   –   You’ll want to come back

  Dervaig Village   :  A short walk from the chalets is the beautiful old village of Dervaig where you will find the Bellachroy Hotel, the oldest inn on the island where there is good food and a friendly bar.

Further up the street is the village store   which stocks everything you will need while you are here. The helpful staff will help you find the local produce which is a must to try. It is also a Post Office with the associated services.

Just over a mile away on the other side of the glen is the The Old Byre  visitor center with historic displays about Mull and a lovely tea room and well stocked gift shop.

Next door to the Old Byre is the training area for PAWS by the Loch, where you can bring your dog for a fun training and exercise session.

Two miles away at Croig is the restaurant Am Birlin  where it’s reputation is one of the best restaurants on the Isle of Mull. They serve the freshest local produce in a warm, relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Calgary Bay    :  Five miles up the road to the west is the stunning beach at Calgary

Calgary Bay

A white shell sand beach is safe for swimming and walks around the bay give a beautiful vista. At Calgary Farmhouse there is an art gallery with work by local artists, a restaurant and in the extensive grounds there is the Art in Nature  exhibit which is well worth exploring.

Tobermory   :  The capital of the island, Tobermory has a large number of attractions for the visitor. The shops are many and varied with local produce. These include  the Pharmacy, Post Office, Bank, Garage and Co-op supermarket. The shop Tackle and Books provides licences for fishing in the local lochs. There are a wide range of places to eat and various pubs and hotels. The Tobermory Distillery  does guided tours as well as selling their own malt whisky. There is an interesting view round every corner whilst exploring Tobermory. For longer walks there is a path from each end of the village going to the Lighthouse to the north and Aros Park to the south. For guided walks, wildlife watching and tours contact Mull Magic based in Tobermory.

Eagle watching and visiting the local hide to view the Sea Eagle nest is a must. To book phone 01680 812556. or you can follow the blog about the Sea Eagles.

Walks   :   There are numerous walks near the Glen Houses, through forested areas, to remote beaches and over the hills for wonderful views. There are local ruined villages to capture your imagination and standing stones where the past reaches into the present. There are several small books available which give local details of walks which are worth buying. Remember to bring sturdy walking boots, waterproofs,  a pair of binoculars and a camera.

Excursions : There are many and varied trips available for you to participate in while you are here. Booking is required so arrange your trip with the operator concerned.

For day trips from Dervaig for everyone to see Mulls varied wildlife from Eagles to Otters, Mulls history in ruined castles and standing stones and the amazing scenery of the island.Speak to Arthur or Pam at Discover Mull

Boat trips to the Treshnish Islands and Staffa and Iona are available form Ulva Ferry (40 minutes from the Glen Houses).Contact  Turus Mara  or  Mull Charters

Boat trips for whale, dolphin and wildlife watching depart from Tobermory and include Sealife Surveys

Local clubs for various activities include Mull through the Lens  and Mull Bird Club


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