Tobermory, a Gem on the Isle of Mull, Scotland

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Built as a fishing port in 1788 on a design by Thomas Telford, the town curves around the harbour and rises into the hillside beyond.  Tobermory is the capital of, and the only burgh on, the Isle of Mull in the Scottish Inner Hebrides.  It is located in the northeastern part of the island, near the northern entrance of the Sound of Mull.

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When we arrived in the little town in 2013, the sun was shining and the skies a perfect blue, it felt like we were in a beautiful picturesque postcard.   Best known for its connections with children’s TV,  first it had a Womble named after it, while more recently it was used as the setting for the BBC children’s series Balamory.

Main street has a mix of shops, eateries, hotels and guest houses and has an excellent selection of locally produced arts and crafts. It surely must be one of the prettiest towns in Scotland and it was lovely, just pottering around the town and having something to eat on the harbour side, just perfect.

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