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Duart Castle

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5-Day Iona, Mull and the Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh
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5-Day Iona, Mull and the Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh

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Adventure through wild countryside, ancient villages, and unspoiled islands in a group of maximum 16 people on this 5-day Scottish adventure. See the Isle of Mull, the Isle of Skye, Loch Ness, Loch Lomond, and so much more, with an optional excursion to Staffa. Your tour includes four nights’ B&B accommodation in Oban and Portree, Skye, in your choice of guesthouse or hotel, as well as discounts on entrance fees.
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liverpooljohnMold wrote a review Oct 2020
Mold, United Kingdom95 contributions52 helpful votes
Visited Duart Castle in June during the lockdown. Very interesting and informative presentation. The castle has a dramatic setting on the cliffs. The grounds are enjoyable in themselves and the owners have created an interesting woodland walk. Unfortunately the cafe had limited items because of covid
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Julie Taylor wrote a review Oct 2020
6 contributions1 helpful vote
The castle was going to be part of our long weekend. We did phone to check it was opened due the Covid restrictions. Thankfully the day we planned to go, it was opened. The castle was fascinating and there was so much to see. The guide was very helpful. There was still some scaffolding up from the renovations of the brick work but it did not spoil to view over to Ben Nevis some 35 miles away! We were lucky with the weather and could sit outside on the picnic benches for lunch as the cafe were only doing take away. The cost was £8.00 which is an average kind of price. I do think the concession could have been a bit cheaper than £7.00. Great price for family ticket of £20.00 though. Superb place to visit.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Karen B wrote a review Sep 2020
Tarifa, Spain59 contributions13 helpful votes
A lovely castle with commanding views over the loch but very expensive to visit. You don’t have to pay to use the tearoom which serves excellent tea and cake.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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PARASCOSA wrote a review Sep 2020
Knebworth, United Kingdom259 contributions116 helpful votes
It was a really rainy day and so we decided to have a look around this castle. It was covered in scaffolding and has been, apparently, for a number of years. It really was not our thing inside as the exhibits were very dark and uninteresting. Let's just go and have lunch in the coffee shop, we thought, only to find that, even though there was more than enough room available to accommodate a few tables, they had decided to do take-away only.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Simon JB wrote a review Aug 2020
Birmingham, United Kingdom19 contributions5 helpful votes
Some context for this one. We could only get the earliest ferry to Mull so arrived at 7:30am. Heading towards Iona, we saw a sign for Duart Castle. Hadn’t read anything about it but thought we’d call in to see what was there. After a long, winding road with no signs, we got to the castle to find it was closed, and only open in 3 hours, and we had no time to wait around. So thought we’d have a little look at the views and maybe come back later to go inside when it opened. We were minding our own business at the water’s edge, 100m from the castle and enjoying the tranquility, when a lady who seemed to be the owner walked her dog towards us. I politely wished her a good morning, to be told sternly and dismissively that they, “were not open yet,” and, “we do not expect people to be wandering round at 8:30am”. We apologised and said we hadn’t been aware until we’d got there, but she walked away without any sense of moderation or acknowledgement that we were anything but an annoyance. It completely ruined the experience of the morning, which was probably exactly what she intended. Needless to say, we didn’t go back. The view itself is fine but no better than from the ferry over. There’s an element of an interesting story, but not something to really go out of your way for. The castle is also undergoing material renovation so not a great photo either. We obviously didn’t get the chance to see indoors so can’t comment. I appreciate that you may be frustrated if you feel people are encroaching outside of opening hours, but as far as we were concerned, it was an empty castle which operates as a business, so why not have a little peek at the view. There were no signs at all to indicate you couldn’t walk the grounds outside the castle walls, and no people were present other than one fisherman 100m away, who paid us no attention. You can’t have it both ways. If you live off sales to the public, an element of hospitality, or even basic politeness, is pretty much a prerequisite. Mull is lovely though.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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