There are several ways to get to the Castle.
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.
Oban - Glasgow (3hrs) The straighter road is through Invereray and Dalmally. Oban - Edinburgh (3½hrs) Drive through Stirling, Callander 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.
We suggest you ask for the 'Duart excursion' at Calmac and catch the regular ferry and the Duart coach.
Caledonian Mac Brayne sailing to Duart Castle 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 Email: email@example.com
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.
The coach returns visitors to the ferry terminal in time for the 1pm, 3pm and 5pm boats to Oban.
It is possible to sail direct to Duart Castle by small boat, please contact us for more information.