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Duart Castle

Duart Castle Isle of Mull, PA64 6AP, Scotland
+44 1680 812309
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Fabulous visit to Duart Castle. Such a dramatic setting...good to visit in sunshine or mist and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mary P
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Lots of interesting petsonal exhibts and photo's helps to differentiate it from other castles

Interesting to learn about the history and renovations of the castle and of course look around the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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 3 days ago via mobile

Fabulous visit to Duart Castle. Such a dramatic setting...good to visit in sunshine or mist and rain. A good chance of seeing the sea eagles near the cemetery on the drive up to the castle. Views from the ramparts are fantastic. The tea rooms are...More

Thank Mary P
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Interesting to learn about the history and renovations of the castle and of course look around the rooms, but what makes this castle a bit different is the amount of personal exhibits and photos from the family. The personal information, I feel, always bring the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife, son and I traveled to the Isle of Mull specifically to see the castle. My wife's family are descents of the family the castle is known for. Definitely worth the trip. Very cool to see a castle being cared for and rehabbed to...More

Thank Joel W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Duart Castle is the clan seat of the MacLeans and is full of ancient history and artefacts. It stands on a clifftop, guarding the Sound of Mull, and dates from the 12th Century. After the Civil War, the MacLeans were deep in debt. They had...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there on a family vacation (hiking and sightseeing that day.) The castle is interesting and is surrounded by absolutely stunning scenery.

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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

We were fortunate to attend a wedding here. We were met from the bus hired to take us there by the Laird who took us on a tour of the castle before the ceremony. Such a lovely venue with views across the bay to the...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Fantastic place to see. Castle was restored from ruins in 1911 to what is beautiful now. Stairs and walking is part of this trip. The Castle is over 800 years old. Well worth the visit if in the area.

Thank Patricia H
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

As it was raining we were looking for something to do inside. Visited Duart Castle and had a lovely few hours - included an well informed and organised viewing of the inside. Learned about the MacLean family and clan. Tea rooms great - coffee and...More

Thank Jane B
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Visited the castle which was much more interesting than I expected, gave a lot of info on the family and the history of the clan, really nice that they've got more recent personal family pictures around. The tea room is lovely too with a good...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

Clear blue skies with a wee breeze coming from the east so we decided to walk to the Castle, a mile down the road and Stuart the mini-bus driver had us bundled in and was running through the History of the place.......great bloke. The cafe...More

Thank Bruce S
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Sarahsmile67
17 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
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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
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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