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“Duart Castle”
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Duart Castle
Ranked #10 of 41 things to do in Isle of Mull
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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.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Interesting castle with a good bit of history. There are other castles in Scotland with far more to see. Still worth a visit especially if weather is nice.

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Reviewed July 20, 2013

A Beautiful Castle in an idyllic setting with beautiful views. We made our visit at opening time, 10.30am before the coaches arrive from the Ferry, it's worth getting there early to beat the crowds and see the best of the Castle. Very interesting history of the Castle and you can spend some time walking around or enjoying tea & scones in the Tea Room.

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Reviewed July 18, 2013

An interesting place to visit which is set in lovely surroundings. Although Duart Castle is not immediately an attractive looking castle compared to some, it does have lots of interesting facts and rooms to see. Particularly liked all the personal photos of the family who live there. They really seemed to enjoy themselves out and about in the grounds. Indeed the scenery is lovely and they have a coffee shop in the grounds also to allow you to spend a bit longer there.

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Reviewed July 17, 2013

I don'y really enjoy this type of historic visit but really enjoyed my visit. The renovation work looked very impressive and was able to witness this live. the views from the top of the castle were simply stunning. The family history was very interesting throughout the generation.

Thoroughly recommend a visit here

Thank Salmo01
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Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

A tour in a castle that belongs to McLean clan is definitely worth of it. It costed £5.75 but took more than an hour for us. Interesting facts about castle and the clan. There's a nice tearoom next to castle which was also very much liked.

Thank Lemmy75
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