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Duart Castle

Duart Castle Isle of Mull, PA64 6AP, Scotland
+44 1680 812309
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A very pleasant visit

Having travelled around many miles on Mull, I stopped off here on the way back to the ferry and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
spaghetti1001
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Galston, United Kingdom
Part of my wife's pilgrimage to the old clan homeland

We stopped at Duart castle because it was the McLean clan home - my wife is a direct descendant... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Michael R
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Southlake, Texas
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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 1 week ago

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

Thank spaghetti1001
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The guide was very knowledgeable. The memorabilia and photographs could do with an update in presentation as could the lighting to the public rooms. Perhaps fewer items better presented would give a better impression. As with many historic castles we couldn't reach the roof because...More

Thank Geraldine S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We toured Mull for a few days and had a great time. It was less crowded than Skye and fun to explore. On the way back to the Ferry we took an hour to tour Duart Castle. Might have been the last of our many...More

1  Thank CapeCodTravler
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A short and very scenic ferry trip with Calmac from Oban tales you to the castle and includes bus travel to the castle itself. Whether you are interested in the history or just want to enjoy the crossing and the wonderful scenery, this is well...More

Thank vjsjean
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Catch great views of the castle on the ferry from Oban. The staff are very welcoming and knowledgeable about the history of the castle and the Clan MacLean. Well worth a visit!

1  Thank mcleanmcgarry
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Duart Castle is a very special place - it is a private, 13th-century Scottish castle and seat of Clan MacLean with great views of the Sound of Mull. The staff goes above and beyond to make visitors feel at home and are very knowledgeable about...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

I am descended from the MacLeans of Duart, so a visit here when I’m on Mull is a must! The castle is currently undergoing an extensive refurbishment - which includes rather a large amount of scaffolding on most of the outside of the building. This...More

Thank S-JPeters
Reviewed 8 October 2017

I truly beautiful place perched on the rugged cliff overlooking the bay, lots to see, cafe excellent, friendly staff, delicous locally sourced tasty food, the only negative is the very narrow single track road to acces the castle, it seems to go on for ever...More

1  Thank Den89
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

While visiting Scotland, our tour group was treated to a private evening tour of Duart Castle, a restored castle from the MacLean clan. The current MacLean chief lives on site. The castle has an imposing location overlooking water on 3 sides, and has been restored...More

Thank grandma_sue63
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cindyl0u54
1 June 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
16 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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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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