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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 October 2016
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Bad Durkheim, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Duart Castle is over 800 years old,probably why it is currently undergoing some remedial work. That does not detract from its history and it's interesting contents,you can take in the wonderful views from its battlements and explore the grounds around the Castle and if able bodied meander down the paths to the sea. Don't forget to bring your camera,if the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

First stop at the Castle was during the start of a gale, could barely walk up the hill to the Castle overlook. Rain intorrents and we could see nothing beyond the castle. Actually very atmospheric. Once inside it was dry and comfortable. Interesting to see the exhibits and living areas. But rain limited our outside time. A few days later... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The castle is under repair at the moment but it didn't stop us seeing most of this intriguing part of Scottish history. Loads of interesting sites to see, photographs, potraits, weaponry and even small dungeon. Staff were very friendly and knowledgeable and although we never seen him Lachlan still stays there.

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Thank Greig M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Duart Castle was partially under construction when we went, but the castle and the displays are still amazing. The staff were very friendly and full of information about the castle and the Maclean's history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful Castle , beautiful castle stands on a cliff, was the residence of McLeod, is now restored. Frequented and popular among tourists who come to the island of Mull. You can visit it inside, tickets £ 6.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We visited this castle while visiting Mull for the day. On arrival we could see that the castle was under restoration. The grounds outside are beautiful and offer absolutely stunning views and panoramas. I would recommend visiting to see this even if you do not wish to pay for the £6 entry into the castle. I was disappointed that when... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Beautiful castle very friendly staff and we had the privilege to meet with Lochlean Maclean . The history of the castle is amazing and should be maintain for future generations to see.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Visited yesterday. The castle is surrounded by a lot of scaffolding. Stunning location though. We didn't go in.

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