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Aros

A northeastern district and former estate of the Isle of Mull in Argyll and Bute, Aros lies to the south of Tobermory and is bounded by Loch Frisa to the west and Glen Aros to the south. Once the property of the Duke of Argyll, the estate was sold to the Macleans of Coll in 1821. In 1825, Hugh Maclean commissioned William Burn to build Drumfin House, which was renamed Aros House by a subsequent owner. In 1874, the estate was bought by the Allan family, who were successful Liverpool shipowners, and Alexander Allan enlarged the house in 1875. Following the Second World War, the house was becoming too expensive to run and most of the estate was sold to the Forestry Commission in 1959. The house was sold separately, stripped and abandoned. By 1962 it was in a sufficiently dangerous state that it was demolished. More recently much of the estate has been made available for recreational use by the public, centred at Aros Park.


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