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Duart Castle Review

The 13th-century Duart Castle stands dramatically atop a cliff overlooking the Sound of Mull. The ancient seat of the Macleans, it was ruined by the Campbells in 1691 but restored by Sir Fitzroy Maclean in 1911. Inside you can visit the dungeons and state rooms, then climb the keep for a view of the waterfront. Below are the rocks where the Swan, a vessel sent by Oliver Cromwell to kindnap the 10-year-old clan chief, sank in 1653. Nearby stands the Millennium Wood, planted with groups of Mull's indigenous trees. To reach Duart by car, take the A849 and turn left around the shore of Duart Bay. From Craignure's ferry port, there is a direct bus that takes you to the castle in about 10 minutes.

    Contact Information

  • Address: A849, 3 miles southeast of Craignure, Craignure, PA64 6AP | Map It
  • Phone: 01680/812309
  • Cost: £5.75
  • Hours: May–mid-Oct., daily 10:30–5:30
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  • Location: Craignure
Updated: 10-08-2013

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