Thanks for an amazing season!

It’s time again for us to close our ancient doors for the winter, but not before updating you on what a brilliant season we’ve had and how much we’ve enjoyed sharing our castle with you over the beautiful Spring and Summer months.

Our New website

We started the season by launching our new website, which included updating and improving our online shop. So although we are now closed for castle tours, you will still be able to buy your favourite Maclean and Duart Castle products throughout the winter months! We have some fabulous Maclean items perfect for stocking fillers, Ceilidh season, and of course that extra special Christmas gift. Have a look here.

Some beautiful shots of the castle

The weather, as always, has been let’s say “traditional” with the usual temperamental downpours and stormy days, but we did have a fantastic run of glorious sunshine, take a look at some of these days you were able to enjoy!

We’ve also had the pleasure and honour of being able to host your most special and memorable days!

“the moment when your dad sees you for the first time…” @wonderfulandstrangeista

The castle will again be open for Wedding Celebrations next year from 1st April to 18th October. To book yours or to find out more information see our Weddings page.


We have continued to be committed to serving locally sourced produce.

Namely our Isle of Mull cheese, Isle of Mull Haggis, Macleans Bakery biscuits and Tobermory Fish Company’s fresh local fish to mention just a few.


Our Isle of Mull cheese, which is made from the milk of the Reade family’s ‘whisky drinking’ cows. Everything from the Reades Sgriob-ruadh Farm is produced using their own renewable energy.

Isle of Mull haggis, which is produced using meat from the Isle of Mull and is Argyll and Bute’s ONLY homemade haggis. Founded in 2013 by Jeanette.

Tobermory Fish Company, which is a family business founded in 1971. Tobermory Fish Co. uses traditional smoking techniques to produce delicious smoked fish from the clear waters of the Hebrides.

Check out our other locally sourced products and produce here.


It’s been a wonderful season and we have enjoyed welcoming you to the castle, sharing our history, and serving you in our tearoom and we’re glad you have enjoyed it too!

Here’s just a small selection of lovely things you had to say…

“We visited for the first time 35 years ago. The improvements between visits are impressive. So many interesting artefacts, so much history, and such amazing views. Be sure to walk around the grounds. And lunch at the tea house is fresh and delicious. All in all, a wonderful place to spend a few hours.”

“Stunning location and welcoming staff. A castle with a great story including the inspiring renovation by the Maclean clan chief. Fantastic collection of weapons, dirks, costumes etc. Well worth a visit for a different kind of castle experience.”

Thank you all for your continued support and we hope to see you again in the New Year!