Burg is the ideal place to escape from the cut and thrust of modern life. Located at the western tip of the Ardmeanach peninsula on the island of Mull, the property is recognised as a National Scenic Area and a Special Area of Conservation, but is probably best known for being home to MacCulloch’s fossil tree.
The landscape here is one of dramatic contrasts, with steep and rocky upland, grassy lowlands and wild coastline. As well as the fossil tree, there are a number of other volcanic features, and the area is rich in plants and wildlife including species-rich grasslands, waterfalls, golden eagles, feral goats, red deer and rare moths.
Did you know?
The fossil tree is an impression of a 12m high conifer tree that was engulfed by molten lava. It was named after the cartographer John MacCulloch, who discovered it in 1819. Signs of other fossil trees nearby are shown by distortion in the rocks as the lava cooled into basalt columns, some fanning out like the spokes of a wheel.