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Superb views and places to play near Tobermory

Aros Park

Explore, rest and play in Aros Park

Aros Park is like a fabulous back garden for the town of Tobermory. Trails wander through attractive woodland, lush with ferns, and there's a waterfall to discover, plus a play trail for children to explore. You can cook a barbecue and even try your hand at trout fishing.

The park has superb views too, looking back to Tobermory and over the Sound of Mull to the craggy face of Ardnamurchan. On the edge of the site, there’s a spectacular look-out at Alainn View that will lift you high into the tree tops.

Our guide map to Mull’s forests will help you enjoy the landscape, culture, history and wildlife of this amazing island.


Parking Easy-access facilities Toilets Barbeque Play area Walking Viewpoint

Find all the essentials

There are places to eat, shops and public toilets in Tobermory.

Walking trails


Cycling trails


Mountain biking trails


A generous laird

The way Aros Park looks today owes much to Alexander Allan, son of a wealthy Liverpool shipping magnate, who inherited the estate when he was just 29 and spent the rest of his life improving it. He welcomed visitors to the beautiful landscaped grounds around grand Aros House, and built a library and meeting rooms in Tobermory.

Aros House was demolished in 1962 but you can still find traces of the Allans’ time here, such as a shed by the burn where a generator made electricity for the house. You’ll find more about the fascinating history of Aros Park on a website developed by Mull resident June Saul.

Contact: West Argyll Forest District

Address: Whitegates, Lochgilphead, Argyll

Postcode: PA31 8RS

Telephone: 0300 067 6650

Email: westargyll@forestry.gsi.gov.uk


How to get here

You can walk direct from Tobermory: the scenic Coastal Trail starts from the bus terminus near the distillery. Follow the green waymarkers for 1 ¼ miles (2 km) to reach Aros Park.

By car from Tobermory, take the A848 towards Salen. The entrance to Aros Park is about ¾ mile (1.2 km) out of town on the left hand side. The main car park is at grid reference NM 518 539.

Using SatNav?

PA75 6AD is the nearest postcode, about ¼ mile (400 metres) before the entrance.

Public transport

Buses between Craignure and Tobermory pass Aros Park. Check Traveline Scotland for details.

Nearby places

There are many other forests on the Isle of Mull to explore. You’ll find a trail to the coast with wonderful views from Ardmore, and a charming abandoned graveyard among the trees at Glen Aros.


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