NM3044 : Cairn na Burgh More & Cairn na Burgh Beg

taken 2 years ago, 5 km from Haunn, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

Cairn na Burgh More & Cairn na Burgh Beg
Cairn na Burgh More & Cairn na Burgh Beg
The twin formerly-fortified islands of Cairn na Burgh More (on left) and Cairn na Burgh Beg. In this image intervening rocks and skerries make these two islands appear as one, but there is a clear channel between them.
The remains of some of the fortifications on the larger island (More) can be seen clearly from the sea whereas those on the smaller (Beg) cannot - at least not from any angle that we viewed the island.
This fortification is known as Cairnburgh Castle and has been described as "one of the most isolated fortifications in Britain ... also one of the strangest"
Cairn na Burgh More (Mr) & Beg (Beag)

The two Cairn na Burgh islands along with their associated rocks and skerries are the northeasternmost islands of the Treshnish archipelago which guard the entrance to Loch Tuath on the western side of the Isle of Mull.
Cairn na Burgh More (Mr) has an area of c.3⅓ acres (1.36ha) with a highest elevation of 35m.
Cairn na Burgh Beg (Beag) has an area of c.3 acres (1.2 ha) with a high point of 22m
Neither island is populated these days.
Links (Canmore):
Castle (Mr) LinkExternal link
Castle (Beag) LinkExternal link
Treshmish Islands LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Monday, 2 July, 2018   (more nearby)
Friday, 13 July, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Islands 
Island (from Tags)
Carn Na Burgh More  Carn Na Burgh Beg 
Castle (from Tags)
Primary Subject of Photo
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 307 448 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:31.0730N 6:22.7869W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 313 440
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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