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Duart Castle

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Address: Duart Castle Isle of Mull, PA64 6AP, Scotland
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+44 1680 812309
10:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 17:00

The ancient Clan Castle, proudly guards the sea cliffs of the Isle of Mull....

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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Lovely piece of history

Well worth the visit. Stunning setting overlooking Lismore and the mainland. Well preserved for future generations to enjoy its history. Great for adults and children.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
N. Yorkshire
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Duart castle is full of interesting things to see and learn with some helpful and friendly staff. Good to visit whatever the weather.

Thank denisecoppack
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I visited the castle April 2016, found the castle to be closed under repair. The tearoom was also closed. Decided to visit April 2017 after checking the opening times/seasonal hours as well as seeing the castle/tearoom advertised in a tourist information book. Again castle still shut and tearoom closed. Waste of time...you can see just as much... More 

Thank Missy W
Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This castle looks great as you come across on the ferry. However we decided not to bother going round to it as it is covered in scaffolding at the moment. Perhaps next time.

Thank Vicky R
N. Yorkshire
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the visit. Stunning setting overlooking Lismore and the mainland. Well preserved for future generations to enjoy its history. Great for adults and children.

Thank wonderwoman41
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I went there were some construction work going which totally spoiled the look of the castle, my wish to photograph the castle in the background of the water was totally spoiled, so didn't spend much time. You definitely need a car as there are no public transport to reach the castle.

Thank Nandhaa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really interesting day with lots to see! Very good value for money and the food in the coffee shop is really nice! History and story of the castle stretches right back with interesting side stories woven into the history!

Thank Oli G
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Hard to find how to get access but seen the sun coming up this morning but the castle was closed so missed out

Thank G_Inspector
Athens, Ohio, United States
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

I went here in 2012 and loved it! Since my mother is descended from the Clan MacLean, I felt a special kinship. The tour was very interesting. I would love to see the restorations that are being done.

Thank Athensgirl348
Bad Durkheim, Germany
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Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

What a great place to be! If you are on mull in summer, you have visit this castle, grab a coffee, sit outside and enjoy the view! It's stunning!

Thank darahsa
Guernsey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

The home of Clan Maclean is the real McCoy!, out on the end of a promentary not particularly accessible even today, but well worth the effort. Still in the hands of the family who are slowly returning it to its original glory with great dedication. The lady who showed us round also showed great dedication, her knowledge of the building,... More 

Thank 804George

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