Duart Castle (Isle of Mull, Scotland) Reviews
Description:Address: Isle of Mull / Argyll / Scotland / PA64 6AP / Tel: +44 1680 812 309
Newest Review: ... to disabled visitors; cars can drive right to the entrance to drop people off who find walking difficult. A tough spiral staircase can be avoided, and anyone who wants to discuss accessibility can phone the castle beforehand. The first views of the castle are gained when driving to the car park. The massive stone building gives an impression of strength, solidity, and timelessness. This ... more
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Standing on a rocky promontory on the mountainous Isle of Mull overlooking the deep sound between island and mainland, Duart Castle appears to stand guard over the island; a vigil it has maintained for over 650 years. The ancestral home of the Clan Maclean, the castle was, for hundreds of years, a physical manifestation of their power and influence. This influence was not eternal, however, and the Macleans fell out of power, with the castle falling into ruin from the 17th Century. That today's castle is not just a pile of crumbling stones is due to the efforts of one man: the 26th Chief of the Macleans, Sir Fitzroy Maclean. In 1910, he began the ... Read the complete review
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