Tobermory (Tobar Mhoire) – Named after Mary’s Well.
Until 1788 the town was a small farming settlement built around the medieval churchand well at the top of the hill above the present Tobermory. The well can still be visited to this day and until recently the well had a steel cup that could be used to drink the water.
The houses around the bay are all brightly painted giving a distinctive and unique seafront. Destination for treasure hunters: legend has it that a wreck of a Spanish Galleon lies buried in the silt in Tobermory bay. The wreck has never been found, but every now and then artefacts will surface tempting divers and treasure hunters to the bay each year in search of their fortune.