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. The castle was used as a location in the 1999 film Entrapment, starring Sean Connery (who has MacLean ancestry on his mother's side) and Catherine Zeta-Jones. The castle also features prominently in the 1971 film When Eight Bells Toll, starring Anthony Hopkins. It is also the setting for the base of Buffy Summers in the first half of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight.
Duart Castle is open from 30th March to 18th October 2018.
The Castle, Tearoom and Gift Shop open for the season on Friday 30th March.
Opening hours are 11.00am to 4.00pm
1st MAY to 18th OCTOBER
Open daily 10.30am to 5pm.
If you are on Mull outwith the Castle?s opening hours you can still access the grounds to view the exterior of the Castle and enjoy the magnificent sea views.
The Castle Grounds, Tearoom, Shop and fantastic views are free for everyone to enjoy! Entry to Duart Castle is by ticket only and can be purchased in a variety of ways:-
Make your own way to Duart and pay when you arrive.
Come by foot from Oban on the ferry with a Ferry, Bus and Castle Ticket (available to buy from Calmac Ferry Terminal).
Buy a Castle and Bus ticket (no ferry ticket, available on arrival at Craignure).
2018 Castle Admission Prices
Adult - ?7.00
Child (4-15yrs) - ?3.50
Family (2 adults + 2 children) - ?17.50
Seniors and students - ?6.00
WITH FERRY TICKET
Ferry, Return Bus & Castle Entry Combined Ticket (Oban to Craignure ferry crossing).
Hop on the ferry and then onto the Castle Bus when arriving on the ferry at Craignure on the Isle of Mull. The Bus will take you straight to Duart Castle, where your admission price will already be taken care of.
Tickets must be purchased prior to boarding ferry and will guarantee your place on the bus. Available at the Caledonian MacBrayne Tour Shop in Oban.
WITHOUT FERRY TICKET
Return Bus Ticket and Castle Entry from Craignure Ferry terminal.
This ticket gives you a free return ride from Craignure ferry terminal to the Castle and includes the admission price.
Available to buy on the Bus after leaving the ferry, subject to space.
Adult - ?11.00
Child (4-15yrs) - ?5.50
Family (2 adults + 2 children) - ?27.50
Group of 15 or more - ?10 each