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Duart Castle

Duart Castle Isle of Mull, PA64 6AP, Scotland
+44 1680 812309
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Nice trip out

As it was raining we were looking for something to do inside. Visited Duart Castle and had a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jane B
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Really interesting stunning location

Visited the castle which was much more interesting than I expected, gave a lot of info on the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ellie J
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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
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Reviewed 3 days ago

As it was raining we were looking for something to do inside. Visited Duart Castle and had a lovely few hours - included an well informed and organised viewing of the inside. Learned about the MacLean family and clan. Tea rooms great - coffee and...More

Thank Jane B
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited the castle which was much more interesting than I expected, gave a lot of info on the family and the history of the clan, really nice that they've got more recent personal family pictures around. The tea room is lovely too with a good...More

1  Thank Ellie J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Clear blue skies with a wee breeze coming from the east so we decided to walk to the Castle, a mile down the road and Stuart the mini-bus driver had us bundled in and was running through the History of the place.......great bloke. The cafe...More

Thank Bruce S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked here for a family lunch and can't praise the tearoom enough. Greatly appreciate Stuart passing in the castle minibus and saving our legs a wee walk on the way there- the walk back was fuelled by lunch! The staff were all cheery, welcoming and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From Craignure 10 minutes along windy roads. Well maintained ground. Smallish castle with amazing views.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A short drive along the A849 took us from our hotel in Craignure to Duart Castle. On arrival, we had to wait a wee while for it to open, however this enabled us to take in the spectacular view of the coast. Shortly after 10:30am...More

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Reviewed 29 January 2018

It has plenty of history, with stunning views out to sea. Sadly a rather wet August day. Just pleased we didn't encounter any of the many coaches coming in the opposite direction down the single track road. A rather busy cafe on the day of...More

Thank Cecil H
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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Very interesting castle with a long History and still in use with a Hollywood History with Sean Connery when we were at the castle we had a theatre team acting out the History Good little coffee shop

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Having travelled around many miles on Mull, I stopped off here on the way back to the ferry and spent a very nice couple of hours at the castle. An interesting and lived in part of the history of the area.The detached cafe was very...More

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

We stopped at Duart castle because it was the McLean clan home - my wife is a direct descendant. Since the reconstruction of this castle in 1912, the McLean clan has spent countless hours putting together a nice, historically accurate picture of the clan history...More

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Sarahsmile67
16 February 2018|
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Response from Tim B | Reviewed this property |
I assume you mean October '18, that far ahead is probably didficult to guess but I would agree that you are best to check with the clan chief, himself. They were certainly working on it when we were there in early September... More
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cindyl0u54
31 May 2017|
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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.
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lovelakemi709
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
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