Macquarie Mausoleum


In tiny Gruline is the mausoleum of Lachlan Macquarie, enlightened fifth governor of New South Wales, Australia, and a local boy, born on the island of Ulva. It's a 500m walk off the main road in attractive farmland (you can drive in if you have mobility difficulties).

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Nearby Mull attractions

1. Sheila's Cottage


Sheila's Cottage, a short walk north of the Ulva ferry landing, is a reconstruction of a traditional thatched crofter's cottage, with displays about the…

2. Mull Aquarium

9.81 MILES

By the harbour car park, this aquarium has good information on the local marine environment, and little touch pools with crabs, starfish and the like for…

3. Old Byre Heritage Centre

9.83 MILES

The curious and cheerful Old Byre brings Mull’s heritage and natural history to life through a series of tableaux and half-hour film shows. The prize for…

4. Tobermory Distillery

9.87 MILES

This bijou distillery was established in 1798. It doesn't always open on winter weekends; phone ahead to check or book. There are two whisky lines here:…

5. Mull Museum

9.99 MILES

Mull Museum, which records the history of the island, is a good place to go on a rainy day. There are interesting exhibits on crofting, and on the…

6. Hebridean Whale & Dolphin Trust


This place has displays, videos and interactive exhibits on whale and dolphin biology and ecology, and is a great place for kids to learn about sea…

7. An Tobar Arts Centre

10.06 MILES

An art gallery and exhibition space in a former primary school with top water views and a good vegetarian-friendly cafe (open 11am to 4pm Tuesday to…

8. Duart Castle

12.69 MILES

The ancestral seat of the Maclean clan enjoys a spectacular position on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Sound of Mull. Originally built in the 13th…