The Amazing History of Mull and Its Attractions

History and Historical Attractions

Mull and its islands have been continually inhabited since they became environments able to support man after the Ice Age. C. 6500 - 3500 BC. Mesolithic hunter-gatherers lived in caves such as Livingston's cave on Ulva.

The range of historical things to do and see is quite huge, so we have broken down some the features like castles and general history



A broch is an Iron Age drystone hollow-walled structure found only in Scotland and not particularly well represented in Argyll. However there are 2 brochs on the Isle of Mull, Dun Nan Gall and An Sean Chaisteal. READ MORE

Duart Castle a big feature in Mull's history and a main attraction


There are six castles on the Isle of Mull: Duart Castle, Torosay Castle, Glengorm Castle, Moy Castle, Dun Ara Castle and Aros Castle. All very different, but are set in the most stunning of locations. READ MORE

History of Mull

History of Mull

This link takes you to a more detailed and general history of Mull and its islands.   From  the Ice Age. C. 6500 - 3500 BC. Mesolithic hunter-gatherers living in caves such as Livingston's cave on Ulva. C. 4000 - 2000 BC. to more modern times READ MORE

Macquarie Mausoleum

Macquarie's Mausoleum

The Macquarie Mausoleum is located at Gruline and is the burial place of Major General Lachlan Macquarie of Ulva (1761 - 1824), the first Governor of New South Wales and 'father of Australia'. The mausoleum is owned by the National Trust for Australia and is cared for by the National Trust for Scotland. READ MORE

Mull light railway history

Mull Rail

This is a record of the Mull Railway's history from its beginnings to the closure. READ MORE

Glengorm standing Stones

Standing Stones

A visit to the Isle of Mull would not be complete without a trip to the Bronze Age Lochbuie Standing Stone Circle. This is Mull's only Stone Circle but there are many more sets of Standing Stones on the island, some accessible by car but many are hidden deep in the forest and can only be accessed on foot.  These stones are still a mystery in Mull's history READ MORE