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Burg

Escape modern life with a visit to Burg, a breathtaking example of Hebridean wilderness.

Exposed to the forces of the Atlantic Ocean, this peninsula on the Isle of Mull is the place to come face-to-face with the power of nature. Burg’s landscape is one of dramatic contrasts, with steep and craggy uplands, grassy lowlands and a rocky coastline. In spring and summer the slopes below the cliffs are full of colourful flowers.

Fossil fiends will be captivated by the enormous MacCulloch’s fossil tree – an imprint of a tree trunk left in the cliffs around 50 million years ago. Bronze Age burial cairns, the ruins of an Iron Age settlement and the remains of 19th-century townships provide a reminder that this area hasn’t always been so unpopulated.

Burg was bequeathed to the National Trust for Scotland in 1932, one of the first properties to come into our care. This 617ha property is now part of a National Scenic Area and part of a Special Area of Conservation due to its rich plantlife.

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