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Information on the village of Bunessan in Scotland.

Duart Castle


Duart Castle

Visible to all approaching Craignure on the ferry from Oban is Duart Castle, perched on its rocky outcrop "Dubh Ard" - the Black Point.

Originally from the 13th century, the Castle is accessible from the A849 some 3 miles south of Craignure. Access is clearly signposted.
During most of its history it has been the home of the chief of Clan MacLean. Feuds and disagreements meant it has had a rather stormy history, being at its lowest when, abandoned after 1745 and the Jacobite rebellion, it became ruinous. In 1911, it was acquired by Sir Fitzroy MacLean who restored it to what we see today.

Today, it is the home of the 28th Chief of the Clan, Sir Lachlan Maclean Bt and his family.
Visitors may visit the 13th century keep, dungeons and state rooms, and see the exhibition of clan displays.

Open daily 10.30am - 17.30pm from 1 May to the second weekend in October.
Free parking and entry to the grounds.
Limited disabled access to main site.
Gift shop and tea-room in converted byre (disabled friendly)

Admission Charges
Adult 5.00, Child 2.50, Concession 4.50, Family 12.75.

For further details: Tel: 01680 812309