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Crannich lies on the glen road between Salen and Dervaig approximately 2.5 miles from Aros bridge. Once you have passed through Salen and have reached the bridge, take a left following the sign towards Dervaig rather than turning right up towards Tobermory. We can then be found on the left hand side, 2.5 miles along the glen road from Aros bridge. Crannich is marked with an orange dot on the map below and is in a good central location making it a perfect base for exploring the whole island.

Please do not put our postcode into your Sat Nav as you end up at Aros mains!


Salen is our closest village and is a 10 minute drive from Crannich where there is a local food shop and a few places to eat. The small village is located near Salen bay where there is a small pebbly beach and access to the ruins of Aros castle. Otters, seals and a variety of birds are regularly spotted here.​


  • SPAR - Food shop with post office & cash point 

  • Laundrette - Next to SPAR

  • MacDonald's Garage - Fuel 

  • On Yer Bike - Bicycle hire

  • Kennedys Garage - Car repairs

  • Ardmore Fishmongers - Fresh local fish 

  • Mull Abattoir - With shop selling local meats

  • Doctors Surgery 


  • The Coffee Pot - Takeaway coffee, cakes & lunch

  • The Bespoke Bakery - Cafe & bakery

  • Salen Hotel - Bar, restaurant & hotel

  • Glen Forsa Hotel - Bar, restaurant & hotel

  • The Taste of Mull - Hot food to go


Tobermory is a 20 minute drive from Crannich and is our main town with many independent shops, pubs and restaurants with fine local food, drinks and occasional live music. Tobermory is a colourful, coastal town and is the setting for the popular children's show 'Balamory'. There is a marina which many visiting yachts and local boats use and many local boat trips leave from here. Tobermory is home to the Island Bakery biscuit factory and Isle of Mull Cheese at Sgriob-ruadh farm.


  • Co-op - Food shop with cash point outside

  • Tobermory Post Office

  • Trek Tobermory - Outdoor clothing & shoes

  • Harbour Garage - Fuel, vehicle repairs & hire

  • Tobermory Distillery - Tours & whisky tastings

  • Explore Mull Visitor & Info Centre

  • Mull Aquarium - Within the Tobermory Harbour Association building 

  • Tobermory Stores - Local produce & deli

  • Isle of Mull Soap Co. - Handmade soaps & gifts

  • Island Blue - Gift shop

  • Island Crafts - Gift shop with work from local artists

  • Tobermory Pharmacy - Medicine, toiletries & prescriptions

  • Mull Pottery - Unique, handmade pottery

  • Isle of Mull Silver & Goldsmiths - Jewellery

  • Isle of Mull Ice Cream - Homemade produce

  • Aros Hall - Venue for music and events 

  • Hebridean Whale & Dolphin Trust 

  • Browns Ironmongers - Hardware shop

  • Isle of Mull Leather - Hand crafted leather goods

  • Clydesdale bank - Cash point outside

  • Mull Museum - Free entry & Mull history archive

  • Seafare - Chandlery, diving & marine services

  • Tobermory Gift shop - Lots of lovely bits and bobs

  • The Laundry - Gift shop & laundry service

  • Tackle & Books - Books, fishing tackle, permits & art supplies

  • Tobermory Corner Shop - Shopping & retail

  • Catriona's Hair & Beauty Salon

  • The Picture Gallery - Artists Ronnie & Aska Leckie

  • Angus Stewart Gallery - Paintings & print gallery

  • An Tobar Arts Centre - Music venue, art gallery & cafe

  • Mull Theatre - Arts & performance theatre

  • Tobermory Doctors Surgery 

  • Tobermory Fish Co. - Local fish shop

  • Highland Services Building Materials Ltd


  • Mishnish - Pub, Mishdish restaurant & hotel

  • MacGochans - Pub, bar, & restaurant 

  • MacDonald Arms - Pub & hotel

  • Cafe Fish - Local fish restaurant (requires booking)

  • Hebridean Lodge - Restaurant (requires booking)

  • The Gallery - Cafe with gallery & gift shop

  • The Galleon Grill - Bar & grill

  • Tobermory Chocolate Shop - Cafe & gift shop

  • Tobermory Bakery & Tearoom - Cafe with various local produce & baking

  • The Crystal Palace - Chinese restaurant 

  • Spice of Mull - Indian,Thai & Chinese cuisine 

  • The Scullery - Cafe & coffee shop

  • The Pier Cafe - Cafe/restaurant (beneath Cafe Fish)

  • Fish & chip van - Takeaway F&C on the pier

  • The Tobermory Hotel - Restaurant, bar & hotel

  • The Western Isles Hotel - Restaurant & hotel

  • MacDonald Arms - Pub food & hotel

  • Park Lodge Hotel - Bar food & hotel

  • The Glass Barn - Tea room at Sgriob-ruadh farm

  • Glengorm Coffee Shop - Tea room for lunches




The quiet village of Dervaig is a 15 minute drive where you will find the Bellachroy which is the oldest pub on Mull with good food, the Premier grocery store with a post office, a village hall with regular producers market and the Old Brye Heritage centre just out-with the village. You will drive past the village in order to get to Calgary bay which is a further 15 minute drive from Dervaig with the lovely seafood restaurant Am Birlinn situated along the same road. 


Calgary bay is 25 minutes west of Crannich with a beautiful white sandy beach perfect for strolls, BBQs, and soaking up the sun with stunning sunsets. Calgary Farmhouse Cafe, Art in Nature, Gallery & Shop are all clustered together and are a 5 minute walk from Calgary bay. Robin's Boat Ice Cream parlour is down by the beach selling scrumptious locally made ice cream and drinks.


Robin's Boat at Calgary


Ulva is a small island situated off the west coast of Mull with a short 5 minute ferry trip across with woodland walks and wildlife galore, the Boathouse tea room with wonderful fresh local food and the history-filled Sheila's Cottage among other little gems. Ulva ferry is a 30 minute drive from Crannich via Salen and Loch Na Keal.

The Boathouse Ulva


Craignure is the main ferry port on the island where the CalMac service from Oban arrives. There is a visitor centre, SPAR shop, post office, fuel station, 2 cafes and the Isle of Mull hotel with restaurant, bar, swimming pool and spa. The main Mull and Iona hospital with A&E department is here and there is a traditional pub the Craignure Inn which serves great food, village hall, builders merchant and garage. Duart Castle home of the MacLean clan is perched prominently on a headland a few miles from Craignure which you pass on the ferry coming to Mull. 

Duart Castle


Fionnphort is an hour and a half scenic drive from Crannich where you can cross to the Isle of Iona, known for its famous Iona Abbey, religious heritage and beautiful white sandy beaches. Iona has various tea rooms and restaurants along with a local shop. The island is very small, being 1.5 miles wide and 3 miles long, so it's perfect to explore by foot or bicycle as everything is within easy distance. The ferry to Iona leaves from Fionnphort where there is a local food shop, and various places to eat such as the Keel Row pub & restaurant, the Creel Girls seafood bar, and the Ninth Wave restaurant. Nearby there are some breath-taking must-see beaches such as Knockvologan and Fidden.  

All photographs & videos supplied courtesy of and copyright

Samantha Sedgwick, Daisy Sedgwick, Richard Clutterbuck, Chris Webb & Ross Barr

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