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Duart Castle

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Beautiful views and interesting history

Stopped here as part of our cruise around the inner hebrides. Views from the top of the castle are... read more

Reviewed today
Tess D
via mobile
Our family's spiritual home!

We are McLean's from Australia and my husband and I first visited Duart in 2001 and 2002. We went... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kate M
Ocean Grove, Australia
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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...more
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Duart Castle Isle of Mull, PA64 6AP, Scotland
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Reviewed today via mobile

Stopped here as part of our cruise around the inner hebrides. Views from the top of the castle are impressive! The castle is full of historical items. Scouts will be particularly interested in tbe memorabilia from the current clan chief.

Thank Tess D
Reviewed 2 days ago

We are McLean's from Australia and my husband and I first visited Duart in 2001 and 2002. We went back in 2006 when pregnant with our first child. This trip we were finally able to introduce our three little McLean's, aged 11, 9 and 7,...More

Thank Kate M
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is not a "typical" castle visit. The castle itself was a ruin until early in the 1900s when it was refurbished - and extended - to become both the home of the then McLean clan Chief as well as, perhaps more recently, a clan...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous historical place with beautiful walks around the castle. Interesting and fascinating pieces in the castle. Great views of the island.

Thank worldtravellerchch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visit, although we arrived a little early before we could go inside the castle, but it's in a great position, dating back to the 13th century, with MacDougalls, Maclean and Campbells all part of the story, along with Oliver Cromwell. It seems...More

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunning location and welcoming staff. A castle with a great story including the inspiring renovation by the Maclean clan chief. Fantastic collection of weapons, dirks, costumes etc. Well worth a visit for a different kind of castle experience.

Thank Steffan7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for the first time 35 years ago. The improvements between visits are impressive. So many interesting artifacts, so much history and such amazing views. Be sure to walk around the grounds. And lunch at the tea house is fresh and delicious. All in...More

Thank easternsho
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While this Castle is not as known as some of the other Castles in Scotland, it does offer some absolute beautiful views. Great place to have lunch at the Tearoom and take in the sights.

Thank SearsPoints
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our visitors loved this Scottish Castle while I walked round the perimeter down to the shoreline. The cafe was welcoming with really tasty food. Shop was full of different souveniers and not overpriced.

Thank JeanBryden
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Though it rained when I visited, the castle was still fascinating. There are more rooms than I was expecting and each room had lots of information about the castle, the Maclean family history and other general aspects. The view from the battlements is amazing and...More

Thank juliemW344YK
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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
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.
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