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Mingary Castle – Then and Now

By 15th November 2021 No Comments

Mingary Castle

Graphic reconstruction of how it may have looked and how it looked before its recent restoration and conversion into a boutique hotel and restaurant.  During the restoration of the castle Historic Scotland found hidden passage ways and rooms that had been sealed up hundreds of years ago. It is also home to 700 year old graffiti.

There are many stories about the castle.  At one stage it was besieged by an errant vessel from the Spanish Armada which had been enlisted by a rival clan.

The Sound of Mull, directly below the castle was home to a 17th century shipwreck and has been designated a Historic Marine Protected Area.

Find out more on Wikipedia

Static image Courtesy Tom Parnell – Flickr

Andrew Spratt

Donald Houston talks about the many challenges involved in converting Mingary Castle into a boutique hotel.

Listen to Donald Houston talk about work on Mingary castle.

Image Courtesy of Ryan Denny on Unsplash

This page is part of Coastal Knowledge, an online exhibition mapping some of the amazing places on the coast of Scotland.  It includes pictures, memories, artworks, stories and videos submitted by a variety of people including scientists, artists, coastal dwellers, tourists, and community organisations.  We want to share the beauty of the Scottish coast, but also its vital role in the day-to-day lives of people in Scotland- for example, its many industrial roles.

This exhibition is dynamic and ongoing- and we’d love for you to share contributions for it too!  To learn more and submit your own coastal knowledge, visit the main page of the exhibition.

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