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Duart Castle

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Duart Castle is in a fabulous location and the views are amazing! I took amazing photos! Cafe is a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ewell, United Kingdom
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So pleased we visited this castle

We really enjoyed our visit to this castle. There was plenty to see and plenty of information with... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2018
Maria B
Beverley, United Kingdom
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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 3 weeks ago via mobile

Duart Castle is in a fabulous location and the views are amazing! I took amazing photos! Cafe is a must with friendly staff and good quality food! Views from castle are photographer's paradise!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Debslock
Reviewed 25 November 2018

We really enjoyed our visit to this castle. There was plenty to see and plenty of information with guides in all rooms. Plenty of car parking space too. Would recommend a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Maria B
Reviewed 25 November 2018

While the castle was under a bit of restoration work, the scaffolding didn't take away any of the charm. There was lots to explore and so much history to read. We chose to walk out to the castle from the ferry dock. It was a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank BL_adventure
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful place. The seat of the McLean Clan. This castle was renovated in the 1920s & the areas on show are amazing, from the very thick walls to the well & dungeons - it is all worth a visit. Even though there is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Maureen M
Reviewed 17 October 2018 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tess D
Reviewed 16 October 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank N9226BPkatem
Reviewed 15 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Michael B
Reviewed 8 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank worldtravellerchch
Reviewed 3 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mark C
Reviewed 1 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Steffan7
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16 February 2018|
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Response from L4634PKtimb | 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