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Duart Castle

Duart Castle Isle of Mull, PA64 6AP, Scotland
+44 1680 812309
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Lovely historic Castle

Unfortunately the weather was awful when we visited so we didn't get to see it in all its glory... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
via mobile
A pleasant surprise

We had some time before catching the ferry to go back to Oban so we decided to visit this castle... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fred K
Fairfax, Virginia
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The ancient Clan Castle, proudly guards the sea cliffs of the Isle of Mull. Brought back from ruin in 1911, Duart Castle treasures 800 years of history of one of Scotland's oldest Clans, The Maclean's and it one of the last surviving, privately owned Clan Castles in Scotland. Visit us today and explore the turbulent past of the Clan, the battles and the love stories. Learn more about the Maclean's today and the family who are direct decendents. Enjoy the ancient Keep, ghostly Dungeons, magnificent Banqueting Hall, quaint Edwardian State Rooms and breathtaking views from the Battlements. Duart Castle was featured in a number of Hollywood films such as Sean Connery's, Entrapment (1999), "When Eight Bells Toll" (1971) with Antony Hopkins and "I know where I'm going" (1945). The Castle is open from April through to October every year and hosts a number of Weddings and Events throughout the summer months such as Outdoor Theatre, Military Re-enactments, Music, Storytelling, Birds of Prey and Scottish Pipers and Highland Dancers. Travel to Mull via the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry from Lochaline to Fishnish or from Oban to Craignure. Duart Castle is a 10 minute drive from Craignure or 3 miles by car. The Duart Coach meets the Oban ferry daily throughout the summer. Castle opens 1st April (Sun-Thurs ) & daily from 1st May to 18th Oct.
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Duart Castle Isle of Mull, PA64 6AP, Scotland
+44 1680 812309
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Unfortunately the weather was awful when we visited so we didn't get to see it in all its glory. Very interesting history to the Castle. Worth a visit.

Thank Purplesecret
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had some time before catching the ferry to go back to Oban so we decided to visit this castle. We were pleasantly surprised. The castle is the ancestral home of the Maclane Clan and the current head lives there. The exhibits on the castle...More

Thank Fred K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you go to Scotland you can't miss this castle! My family roots start here so I'm biased I know but this castle is amazing. We walked in and in the court yard were two men in the middle of a sword fight dressed in...More

Thank Threedeez T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a look with realistic entrance fee that goes towards the high cost of restoration. The castle is the current home of the MacLean clan chief so a portion of the castle is 'off-limits' but that part of the castle that can be viewed...More

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on a wild and windy day but the sun came out just as we parked. Full of interesting rooms and good displays. Better than Dunvegan castle and on a par with Eilean Donan. Once you have left the "main" road it is a...More

Thank skyetoyman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not very much to see and we were in and out in about 45 minutes. Not much compared to other castles we have seen in Scotland on this trip.

Thank LJeMD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The castle was bought as a ruin about one hundred years ago by the then chieftain of the clan. He renovated it completely at enormous expense into an attractive and livable home close to the rough waters of that part of Scotland.

Thank eddebruin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ok maybe am saying that because I am a MacLean but Duart was a very good castle to visit with a nice balance of history and current clan material. A must see if you go to Mull and I also suggest the drive to see...More

1  Thank Bryn4388
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lucky to visit this castle first thing in the morning soon after the ferry from Oban had landed. The castle has a great location with lovely views and friendly staff, there is plenty to explore from battlements to all sorts of historic connections...More

Thank NeilSK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic afternoon. We're lucky enough to see highland dancing and bagpipes in the banquet hall. Authentic Scottish experience. Home to the Maclean clan and is a wonderful source of local history. Stunning location; saw an otter from the castle window. Current owner is doing a...More

Thank AOGG076
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31 May 2017|
Response from revoda | Reviewed this property |
The folks there are helpful so I'm sure they will assist you. There's a hut with an attendant just near the main entrance - we offloaded our bags and cycling gear there when we visited. Hope this helps.
15 July 2015|
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Response from Wilkielisa |
Travelled on Ferry from Oban. For a family ticket (2 adults 2 children) it was £50, this includes ferry there & back, coach to & from castle & entry into the castle. When you get off the ferry the coach is waiting for you... More
31 May 2015|
Response from Rally_clark |
Its probably about 4 miles from Craignure port in total. You turn left from the boat, through Craignure then continue along that road for approx a mile or so (sorry, my memory is sketchy but it isn't far) turn left off the... More