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Duart Castle

The ancestral residence of the MacLean clan contains 800 years of history within its medieval battlements, perched on the sea cliffs above the Sound of Mull.

Explore the keep within the steadfast ramparts of Duart Castle and reveal the history of the fortress that has overlooked Mull’s eastern coastline since the 13th century. The traditional seat of the MacLean clan, Duart Castle was brought back from the brink of ruin in 1911 and beautifully restored after 160 years of abandonment. Visit this stunning medieval castle to discover the fascinating heritage of one of Scotland’s oldest clans and check out the magnificent interiors.

Walk in the castle’s imposing entry and check out the courtyard. An old rowan tree flourishes amid the ancient stonework. See the clan crest and explore the castle’s keep. You’ll find the restored banqueting hall and a collection of Edwardian staterooms. Delve into the eerie dungeons and imagine yourself as a prisoner of the MacLean clan. Informative displays reveal the fascinating stories of the clan, including battle legends and tales of romance. Less romantic is the story of Lachlan Cattanach, a clansman who took his wife for a trip to an island in the strait with the intention of leaving her to drown when the tides changed.

Stroll along the battlements and take in the panoramic views across the island and the Sound of Mull. You’ll see the small promontory of Duart Point below, which can be checked out on foot.

Take a moment to admire the ancient architecture over a cup of tea at the Duart Tearoom. Have a meal that features some of the island’s local produce or grab a souvenir at the MacLeans of Duart Gift Shop.

In the summer months, you can attend Duart Castle’s special events. Check out open-air theater, dramatic military re-enactments, music recitals and traditional performances of Scottish piping and highland dancing.

Duart Castle is located on a rocky outcrop on Mull’s northeastern coast. The castle can be visited between April and October and is open daily during the warmer months. There is an admission fee; discounts apply for concession card holders and children. Catch a bus to the castle from Craignure or enjoy the pretty seaside stroll.


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The Isle of Mull Hotel and Spa £109
The Isle of Mull Hotel and Spa

The Isle of Mull Hotel and Spa

     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in Isle of Mull, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Lochaber Geopark and Loch Linnhe. Craignure Mull Ferry Terminal and Wings Over Mull are also within 1 mile (2 km).

    Sunset Cottage
    Sunset Cottage

    Sunset Cottage

       
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in Isle of Mull, this cottage is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Wings Over Mull and 1.3 mi (2 km) from Lochaber Geopark. Craignure Mull Ferry Terminal and Torosay Castle are also within 2 miles (3 km).

      Craignure Bunkhouse
      Craignure Bunkhouse

      Craignure Bunkhouse

      Craignure Bunkhouse, Isle of Mull, Scotland
         
        2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Offering direct access to the beach, this Isle of Mull hostal is within a 10-minute walk of Craignure Mull Ferry Terminal and Wings Over Mull. Torosay Castle is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) away.

        The Ranald Hotel £85
        The Ranald Hotel

        The Ranald Hotel

        41 Stevenson Street, Oban, Scotland
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Oban, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from McCaig's Tower and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Loch Linnhe. Oban Distillery and St. John's Cathedral are also within 10 minutes. Oban Station is only a 3-minute walk.

          Oban Bay Hotel £102
          Oban Bay Hotel

          Oban Bay Hotel

          Corran Esplanade, Oban, Scotland
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated on the waterfront, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Oban War and Peace Museum and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Loch Linnhe. St. John's Cathedral and Oban Distillery are also within 10 minutes. Oban Station is 13 minutes by foot.

            The Scot £86
            The Scot

            The Scot

            2 George St, Oban, Scotland
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in Oban, this bed & breakfast is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Oban Distillery and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Loch Linnhe. McCaig's Tower and St. John's Cathedral are also within 5 minutes. Oban Station is only a 2-minute walk.

              Corriemar Guest House £85
              Corriemar Guest House

              Corriemar Guest House

              6 Corran Esplanade, Oban, Scotland
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated near the beach, this guesthouse is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Oban War and Peace Museum and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Loch Linnhe. Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds and St. John's Cathedral are also within 15 minutes. Oban Station is 15 minutes by foot.

                Best Western Muthu Queens Hotel
                Best Western Muthu Queens Hotel

                Best Western Muthu Queens Hotel

                Corran Esplanade, Oban, Scotland
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Oban War and Peace Museum and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Loch Linnhe. Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds and St. John's Cathedral are also within 15 minutes. Oban Station is 14 minutes by foot.