During our trip to Scotland in June, a highlight was visiting the Isle of Mull, where my husband’s family roots run deep. Since it receives 300 days of rainfall each year, Mull is very beautiful and lush. While there, we spent three nights in a beautiful castle surrounded by 5,000 acres of land (shown here) which offered glorious views and hikes down to the sea. It is the fourth-largest island in Scotland and the United Kingdom, and is the second-largest island of the Inner Hebrides. It is said to be as beautiful as, but less crowded than, the Isle of Skye. We would agree. In 2020, its population was 3,000, with most of the year-round residents living in the colorful harbor town of Tobermory (see my earlier post for images). Mull is host to many sports competitions, including the Highland Games, which are held annually in July. It is also home to four castles including Moy Castle on the south coast near Lochbuie. The castle ruins of my husband’s ancestors is now a “scheduled monument,” which in the UK gives it national importance as an archaeological site or historic building given protection against unauthorized change. A future set of images will focus on Moy Castle and the surrounding area of Lochbuie.
Isle of Mull
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