Mingary Castle, former stronghold of the MacIans of Ardnamurchan, has been recently restored and is a now a luxurious hotel. It has four unique suites sleeping a total of 10 and offers castle guests a 10 course tasting menu in the grand dining room. Well placed to explore The Ardnamurchan Peninsula and also for the ferry from Kilchoan to Tobermory on The Isle of Mull.
A short walk to admire the remains of the chambered cairn, Greadal Fhinn, on the summit of a knoll at Ormsaigmore on the Ardnamurchan peninsula. The Neolithic cairn contains two chambers, a larger passage grave on south-eastern edge of the mound and a smaller central cist. Most of the cairn stones have been removed/redeployed. The outer edge of the cairn is marked by a kerb stone on the southern edge, one of many that may have surrounded the cairn at the time of construction.
- Park by The Ferry Stores at Kilchoan and walk eastwards along the road for 100m.
- Take the track by Grianan croft which is accessed via a metal gate.
- Walk up the track, keeping left where the track veers to the right.
- Pass by side of the houses and go through a metal gate into field of rough pasture. Head towards the next metal gate. Once through the gate, head towards a clump of hawthorn adjacent to a stone wall.
- Pass through an opening in the stone wall and head towards the standing stones on the raised mound.
- Take time to explore the ancient burial site constructed over 6000 year ago in Neolithic times.
- Return by the same route.
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