After the Highland Games in Tobermory, I went to explore Glengorm Castle and the Standing Stones. Here is the first view of the castle.
And a view over Mull – just because it is stunning!
I started my walk around the castle and to the Standing Stones with a little stop and coffee in the café.
Glengorm Castle, also known as Castle Sorne, was built in the 19th century as a country house.
The Mishnish estate was purchased in 1856 by James Forsyth of Quinish. He cleared the existing townships to make way for the new house, which was completed in 1860. (Wikipedia)
You can stay at the castle; there are different self-catering possibilities. Inside the castle and also little cottages on the grounds. But it is possible to visit the café and walk on the ground to get to the standing stones.
The Glengorm standing stones. The setting of three standing stones, but two of them were reerected later. There are notes that only one stone was still standing in the 18th century.
All three of them are over 2m high.
Excavation revealed that the eastern stone had previously been moved and originally stood in line with the other two and formed the southern end of the row. This work also discovered evidence for historic interference, a charcoal filled pit near the central stone and cremated bones south west of the northern stone. (Stonerows)