In this section we have highlighted the main routes to Duart.
We have also included some 'transport links' in the 'contact us' section of the site for your convenience. Click on the map to see an enlarged version with ferry routes marked.
Duart is well signposted 1½ miles from Craignure on the road to Iona, turning left at the turning to Kilpatrick. Duart is 1½ miles further at the end of this road.
The sailing from Oban takes 45 minutes to Craignure, on the Isle of Mull and this ferry connects with trains and buses on the mainland. It is advisable to book cars at all times, and you MUST purchase your ticket before getting on the ferry.
You can also sail to Mull on a small ferry from Lochaline (on the mainland) to Fishnish, which takes 20 minutes.
Caledonian MacBrayne is the main ferry operator.
The Head Office is:
The Ferry Terminal Gourock, PA19 lQP
Tel: +44 8705 650 000
Fax: +44 1475 635 235
At Craignure, the Duart Coach, meets the 9.50am, 11.55am and 2pm ferries, Sunday to Friday. On Saturdays, the coach meets the 9.30am, 11.45am and 2pm ferries. The coach is easy to identify as it is painted with the Duart Castle logo.
The ferry journey takes 40 minutes and the coach trip to the castle takes 10 minutes.
Please note that the Duart Coach does not run on a Friday or Saturday during April.
It used to be possible to sail direct from Oban to Duart castle on the little boat, 'The Kerrera' - previously 'The Duchess'. Unfortunately this service is no longer available. We suggest you ask for the 'Duart excursion' at Calmac and catch the regular ferry and the Duart coach.
Oban - Glasgow (3hrs)
The straighter road is through Invereray and Dalmally.
Oban - Edinburgh (3½hrs)
Drive through Stirling, Callender and Crianlarich.
Oban - Perth (2¾ hrs)
Drive through Crieff and Crianlarich.
All times are approximate. If you're taking your car on the ferry you must arrive at the ferry terminal in Oban 30 mins before departure time.
Driving on Mull
Most roads to Mull are single track. Please take care and use the passing places to allow overtaking as well as allowing cars from the opposite direction to pass, use the passing space on the left or stop on the road opposite a passing place on the right.
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