This evening, I am providing information on an interesting small village on the east coast of the Isle of Mull in turn located off Scotland’s West Coast.

Firstly, the etymology: The name is derived from Gaelic and means ‘yew-tree rock’.

Moving on to features of the village, it comprises a few houses, lodgings, pub and shop. However, each year tens of thousands of people if not hundreds of thousands pass through Craignure due to its function as a major ferry terminal link with the Scottish mainland, and Oban in particular. The link also provides access to Iona and Staffa.

In summer there are frequent ferry crossings between Oban and Craignure with journey time of about 45 minutes.

When weather conditions are right Craignure offers superb views of Loch Linnhe, the Western Highlands and Duart Castle which is home to Clan MacLean. Refer above video clip. Below is an image of the Oban-Mull ferry.

Isle of Mull Ferry at Craignure

 

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