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Craignure is a small Village on the east coast of the Isle of Mull where the main Ferries between Oban and the Isle of Mull dock. The largest town on the Island, Tobermory, is 21 miles north, and the Isle of Iona 35 miles west. The Village is popular for its Cafe, Restaurant, Golf, Eagle Watch, Shieling Holiday Park, Torosay Castle Gardens, and Duart Castle.

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The images top are from the Oban to Cragnure Ferry named MV Isle of Mull arriving at Craignure with the crossing taking about 50 minutes.

The Village shops and diners are sitaued along the main road overlooking the Ferry Terminal and across the sea to Oban.

Craignure Inn is situated on the south side of the village for accommodation and meals.

Shieling Holidays is just south of Craignure with views over the Village and Sea. Sheiling offer Cottages, Touring Pitches and Tent Pitches.

Torosay Castle is about one mile south of Craignure, with its gardens open to the public some days in summer. Torosay was built for John Campbell in 1858.

Duart Castle is 3 miles south of Craignure, open to the public in Summer. This is a Clan MacLean Castle built from the 1200s.

Graignure Golf Club is one and a half miles north of Craignure, a 9 hole course right next to the sea.

Mull Eagle Watch is based at Craignure Golf Club, popular for viewing White Tailed Eagles, largest Eagles in Scotland.

Craignure History

1894 - the original Ferry Pier was built at the south side of Craignure.

1964 - a new Pier was built for the larger Car Ferries such as the Columba, Clansman, Caledonia and Glen Sannox.

1983 - the Isle of Mull Narrow Gauge Railway opened to run between Craignure and Torosay Castle just over 1 mile south.

1988 - the Ferry named Isle of Mull entered service bewteen Oban and Craignure, around twice the size of the earlier ferries, capable of carrying 70 cars and up to 960 passengers, at 4,719 tons.

2011 - the Isle of Mull Railway stopped operating.

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