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Duart Castle

Duart Castle Isle of Mull, PA64 6AP, Scotland
+44 1680 812309
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So beautiful!!

Really enjoyed our time at Duart Castle. The displays are very informative and they have a really... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
JLB_ATL
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Atlanta, Georgia
A day out

On a sunny day this is a stunningly beautiful location. Don't give up on the approach road. It's... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Pauline W
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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 2 days ago

Really enjoyed our time at Duart Castle. The displays are very informative and they have a really nice collection of items. They are currently raising funds for much needed repairs to the castle so if you can donate please help!!!

Thank JLB_ATL
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

On a sunny day this is a stunningly beautiful location. Don't give up on the approach road. It's quite short but you might wonder if you are on the right track. The castle is small but interesting. The location by the edge of the loch...More

Thank Pauline W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

£6.50 entry for one adult which was not grudged as you can see they are continually renovating and improving the building and area as a tourist attraction. Really helpful and friendly staff. Great views and really informative boards throughout the castle telling you it's history....More

Thank Natalie G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We have travelled to Mull on several occasions and seen the castle from the sea. We decided to visit this time. A lovely small castle with bags of history. Still has that personal touch of the current MacClean clan. The castle current is under repair...More

Thank Angieboomoo
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wonderfully preserved home from a time long gone. This may not be a Five Star for all visitors, but the staff were warm and welcoming and the history rich. For us it has special meaning as one of us is a member of the clan....More

Thank RKVWorld
Reviewed 1 week ago

A relatively low key relaxing self guided tour of the castle. Got an all inclusive ticket from the ferry office. Easy to hop onto the castle bus and received warm and pleasant advice and information from the driver. Looking around plus a coffee fitted in...More

Thank Martin S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were fortunate to be staying within a mile of the castle and was able to look at it everyday. Decided to go up when we had some bad weather and absolutely loved it. Prices are good and although it is not a guided tour,...More

Thank Retha P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great place to visit. Very interesting and informative. The cafe is very good and the cakes and coffee were brilliant. There was a customer in there who was asking a lot of questions about the chesse and was quite awkward questions. Well done...More

Thank eatalot12
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a picturesque castle located close to the Craignure Ferry Terminal (just a left hand turn and follow the signs). I learned about this Castle while in the "Mull Museum" in Tobermory. The castle is steeped in history and has a lot to offer;...More

Thank JFK49
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Certainly worth a visit if you're interested in the McLean Clan history or Scottish history more generally. It's more about this than the castle rooms themselves. Many of the exhibits are interesting and the explanations are good.

Thank Michael W
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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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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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esueGatineau
31 May 2015|
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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
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