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Duart Castle

Duart Castle Isle of Mull, PA64 6AP, Scotland
+44 1680 812309
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Maclean Gathering 2017

As a Maclean Duart castle of course is a very special place. Imposing on its black rock, Duart is... read more

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Mark M
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Livermore, California, United States
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So much heritage and history in these stones

Visited with my wife who is a McLean during their international clan gathering and all I can say is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
CaptCharlie
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Everglades City, Florida
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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 yesterday via mobile

As a Maclean Duart castle of course is a very special place. Imposing on its black rock, Duart is an excellent example of medieval castle construction. The Maclean family have done much to preserve the history and character of the family and the castle. This...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited with my wife who is a McLean during their international clan gathering and all I can say is wow. The history here is amazing and the scenic views, items on display and love and devotion to ensuring the family history stays intact is well...More

Thank CaptCharlie
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great place that tells an interesting story.. It doesn't overwhelm you with too much information... Plenty of exterior walks for the more active family members.

Thank Georgette2324
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Maclean's have spent a lot of time creating a superb exhibition of the history of their Clan and of Duart Castle. The views from the battlements are superb and the displays of both old and recent photographs are really interesting. The accompanying Coffee Shop...More

Thank Robin L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

VIsited this castle with a combi ticket. Ferry from Oban, duart castle pick up bus, entry to the castle, £ 18,00 in all. When you get of the Ferry the mini bus is already waiting to take you to the cadtle, about 10 minute drive....More

Thank Cora B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a lovely morning at Duart Castle, the historic home of the McLeans. The historic information on offer was amazingly interesting. Highly recommend a visit if you are on the Isle Of Mull

Thank Alan J K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our visit. The castle is situated on a headland, with lovely views. The way the history of the castle is portrayed is very informative

Thank majh6463
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like castles, then of course you have to come here. It is a quintessential west highland castle in a glorious setting. Inside some rooms have dummies to enliven the tales they have to tell. Fine roof-top view. Explanatory plaques reflecting absorbing history. The...More

Thank JamesPetre
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Limited access that we were not forewarned about. My Mother in law was unable to go up the steep steps so we didn't stay long. Pleasant staff

2  Thank Pamela P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A splendid guide in kilt and sporran welcomed us to Duart Castle and was there to answer questions without being too obtrusive. The castle itself is uninspiring and doesn't have a great deal to show the visitor. Currently you can climb onto the roof for...More

1  Thank SoniaShoreham
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cindyl0u54
Is there a secure area my family and I can leave our carry on luggage while we tour the castle. We plan on visiting Thursday, June 22 on our way out to Finnophort. And we are McLean descendants and so excited!!
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
Wondering which ferry from which city you took and how you prearranged transportation to Duart castle. We will not be driving and are trying to figure out how to get to the castle by train/bus/charter? I am a Rankin and would love to see this castle.
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
How far from Craignure is it and is there parking and restrooms?
31 May 2015|
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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
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