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Duart Castle

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

This castle sits upon a bluff and is most beautiful when viewed by water with the mountains in the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
crissycraft1
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Key Largo, Florida
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Another Scottish castle with interesting history

Not sure how you get to this castle if doing your own thing. We were on a tour group and our bus... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
David S
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Melbourne, 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 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 2 days ago via mobile

This castle sits upon a bluff and is most beautiful when viewed by water with the mountains in the back ground! The fact that it is still occupied by Clan MacLean is awe inspiring. The tour was informative and staff very helpful and friendly. Gift...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Not sure how you get to this castle if doing your own thing. We were on a tour group and our bus accompanied on the ferry from Oban. Spectacular although windy location and currently being renovated but fully accessible to tour. History like many other...More

Thank David S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Historically the home of Clan Maclean and has also seen it as the hideaway castle for Sean Connery’s character in th movie “Entrapment” with Catherine Zeta-Jones. This castle had a strategic position in historic wars with the Spanish and English fleets coming up the coast....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked the ferry/mini bus/castle package from the CalMac Tour Shop in Oban. We were pleasantly surprised at how well organised this service was with plenty of choices for return ferries and the mini bus waiting for us at Craignure. Our driver was extremely pleasant,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were initially daunted by the tour buses in the car park, but they did not stay long after the passengers exploited all the photo opportunities! A really interesting visit, to learn the history of the MacLean clan and look round the restored castle. What...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This interesting castle is definitely worth a visit if you're on the island. Prepare for your car to be slightly rattled going down the track to the castle. An impressive site with even more impressive views of the surrounding coast. Has a nice tearoom too!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an interesting insight of this wonderful castle and the MacLean family. Well worth a visit to find out how much work has been done to the castle of the years. Take of few hours out to take it all in. Well worth visiting the...More

Thank Vonney75
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walked to Duart Castle from Craignure. There is buses you can use too, but it was such a sunny, warm, wonderful day that I decided to walk. Views around are fantastic. Tearoom has a good menu, and my salmon salad was beautifully placed on the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very beautiful castle and grounds - the scenery is spectacular over the sound of Mull and should be observed and given due reverence to it's history. The grounds are well maintained leading to the café/restaurant -souvenir shop The castle is an on-going...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very definitely go there on a sunny day. The castle itself is fascinating, especially the whole history of the Clan Maclean and the restoration project in 1912. The views from the top are spectacular, but... Leave plenty of time to enjoy the grounds and the...More

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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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