Craignure

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Craignure
Craignure.jpg
The southern end of Craignure, photographed from the ferry
Craignure is located in Argyll and Bute
Craignure
Craignure
Location within Argyll and Bute
Population200 (approx.)
OS grid referenceNM717371
Civil parish
  • Torosay
Council area
Lieutenancy area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townISLE OF MULL
Postcode districtPA65
Dialling code01680
PoliceScottish
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
EU ParliamentScotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
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56°28′16″N 5°42′25″W / 56.471°N 5.707°W / 56.471; -5.707Coordinates: 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, & up to 10 times per day during the summer)[3] between Craignure and Oban (on the mainland) by CalMac.

Preceding station   Ferry   Following station
Terminus   Caledonian MacBrayne
Mull Ferry
  Oban

Road[edit]

Craignure is situated on the A849, an indirect route between Salen and Fionnphort.[4] 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. ^ https://www.calmac.co.uk/oban-craignure-mull-ferry-summer-timetable
  4. ^ "A849". Sabre. Retrieved 31 December 2014.

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