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“A day in the drizzle”
Review of Duart Castle

Duart Castle
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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.
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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203 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“A day in the drizzle”
Reviewed June 15, 2014

Well worth a visit. The owners have tried very hard to make it interesting. Several buses turned up about noon and swamped the tea rooms, but by 2 o'clock they were gone, and you had the free run of the place.

Visited June 2014
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Good day out. ”
Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

The bus&castle was a deal which was helpful and easy to work out how long you had to look around. The cafe beside the castle was also lovely (not very enthusiastic/welcoming staff however). The castle itself was beautiful and very interesting to look around. Starting at the bottom floor and working up, we passed scary dungeons which were a lot of fun to pass through. The attention to detail thought was admirable and the personalisation of the family stories on both the bus to the castle and throughout was excellent and really brought it all to life. Even the young kids enjoyed it and would recommend.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“4 out of 5”
Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

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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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“An interesting castle run by very friendly people”
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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193 reviews
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“A lovely way to spend a few hours”
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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