Craignure

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Craignure
Scottish Gaelic: Creag an Iubhair
Craignure.jpg
The southern end of Craignure, photographed from the ferry
Craignure is located in Argyll and Bute
Craignure
Craignure
 Craignure shown within Argyll and Bute
Population 200 (approx.)
OS grid reference NM717371
Civil parish Torosay
Council area Argyll and Bute
Lieutenancy area Argyll and Bute
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ISLE OF MULL
Postcode district PA65
Dialling code 01680
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Argyll and Bute
Scottish Parliament Argyll and Bute
List of places
UK
Scotland

Coordinates: 56°28′16″N 5°42′25″W / 56.471°N 5.707°W / 56.471; -5.707

Craignure (/krɡˈnjʊər/; Scottish Gaelic: Creag an Iubhair) is a village and the main ferry port on the Isle of Mull, Argyll and Bute, Scotland. The village is within the parish of Torosay.[1]

Geography[edit]

The village is located around Craignure Bay, on Mull's east coast. It has a population of roughly 200 people. Close to the village are two castles: Torosay and Duart.

Transport[edit]

Ferry[edit]

The original pier, on the south side of the bay, was built in 1894. The present pier, on the west side of the bay, was built in 1964.[2] Ferries run every two hours (3 to 5 times per day during the winter, 6 times per day during the summer) between Craignure and Oban (on the mainland) by CalMac.

Road[edit]

Craignure is situated on the A849, an indirect route between Salen and Fionnphort.[3] The village is served by buses to Fionnphort and Tobermory.

Railway[edit]

Craignure railway station was on the now closed narrow gauge Isle of Mull Railway.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Details of Craignure". Scottish Places. Retrieved 31 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Macnab, P. A. (1970). The Isle of Mull:Island series; Industrial Archaeology of the British Isles. David & Charles. p. 106. 
  3. ^ "A849". Sabre. Retrieved 31 December 2014. 

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