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Duart Castle
Isle of Mull, PA64 6AP, Scotland
+44 1680 812309
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Ranked #9 of 27 Attractions in Isle of Mull
Type: Castles, Cultural
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Owner description: 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.
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“4 out of 5”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Definitely a place to recommend. On a sunny day the view is fantastic and there is a small cafe and gift shop after you see the castle. Easy access via buses from the port and the castle itself is very interesting.

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“An interesting castle run by very friendly people”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We visited this castle recently and found it very interesting. There was a bus waiting as we came off the ferry so there is no hassle getting there. The owner was there also and was chatting to several of the visitors, it was very relaxed, plenty to see and well worth a visit
There is also a little shop and tea room on site.

Visited May 2014
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“A lovely way to spend a few hours”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The castle is in a superb setting facing the Sound of Mull. There is a cafe and a small shop and toilets. Plenty of places to walk to admire the amazing views. Even with coachloads of cruise ship folk you can find quiet places. The view from the top of the castle is stunning.

Visited May 2014
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“Duart Castle”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Nice cafe. Good history of the Duart family. Good views, Wife thought it excellent. Nice informative friendly staff.

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“Very interesting!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I expected a ruin, but Duart Castle has much more to offer. Exhibits really interesting, and I enjoyed seeing all the photos of Macleans past & present. Would recommend if your on Mull

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