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Duart Castle, Craignure

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Duart Castle, or Caisteal Dhubhairt in Scottish Gaelic, is a castle on the Isle of Mull, off the west coast of Scotland, within the council area of Argyll and Bute. The castle dates back to the 13th century and is the seat of Clan MacLean. One source states that the castle was "brought back from ruin in 1911".
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  • Our experience of visiting Duart Castle has both objective and subjective elements. Firstly, take the level of interpretation, that's good if slightly amateur but that still does not detract. From a.....  more »
  • This was amazing. As far as I'm aware it's one of the only lived in castles in Scotland. We met the Clan Cheiftain!!! The grounds are stunning. We caught a glimpse of dolphins in the bay and could.....  more »
  • Very well organised to ensure Covid safety. Amazing variety of displays with detailed information. Fascinating to follow the McClean family through the years. Climb to the top for stunning views...  more »
  • A great stop in an absolutely beautiful location. They are, and have been for some time, renovating the castle restoring it's glory. The museum is filled with lots of historical pieces. Definitely worth a stop.
  • Pretty good, definitely impressive and interesting. Disappointing to arrive with our dog and be refused access even though no mention in leaflet or on website. Had to make a return trip. I do understand why it's unsuitable for dogs now we have been inside but it needs to be clarified.
  • Nice location, scaffolding work going on at the moment. Very disappointed with the cafe not allowing little dog's inside, us 4 adults probably would have spent £30-£40 in there, which I'm sure would all help towards the castle restoration!! 😞
  • Beautiful. Cafe is difficult for those with very limited mobility, but the area is well worth a visit. Large car park, which is free. Good view of Lady Rock and lighthouse.
  • The castle is located very near (10 min by car) to the Craignure ferry terminal. So, I will suggest to visit it right after you cross the waters. The road is very narrow, suitable for only one car at a time, but there are passing places. A free parking is available. Park there and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. There is a cafe and toilets available. Toilets are also free. The cafe has good food and apparently the lunch is good as well. Note that the lunch time finishes by 3 pm. There is an entry fee to the castle, but you can enjoy the area and the views for free.

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